Luke’s audience seems to be predominantly gentile…. when they talk about the story of Jesus there’s more of an emphasis on the political situation of Jesus today.
When was the Gospel of Luke written and for whom?
The Gospel According to Luke, written in roughly 85 C.E. (± five to ten years), most likely during the reign of the Roman Emperor Domitian, is known in its earliest form from extensive papyri fragments dating to the early or middle of the third century.
Who were the intended audiences of the Gospels?
The strong antisemitism of this gospel means that it was not addressed to a Jewish audience, although it is possible that the intended audience consisted of former Jews bitter at their exclusion from the synagogues.
Who was the gospel written for?
Matthew’s Gospel was written to the Jewish people of his day, to be contrasted with Mark’s Gospel written to the people in Rome, Luke’s written to Theophilus (an actual person or “lover of God” as his name is translated is debated), and John’s written to Gentile Christians with his own unique purpose (John 20:31).
Why is the Gospel of Luke important?
Luke’s Gospel is also unique in its perspective. It resembles the other synoptics in its treatment of the life of Jesus, but it goes beyond them in narrating the ministry of Jesus, widening its perspective to consider God’s overall historical purpose and the place of the church within it.
What is the main message of the Gospel of Luke?
The Major Theme is Salvation
France points out in his commentary* that “Salvation is the essential message of Luke/Acts.” “Today salvation has come to this house,” Jesus told him, “because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”
Is Theophilus a Greek name?
Theophilus as a boy’s name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Theophilus is “loved by God”.
What names did each gospel call Jesus?
- Logos (the Word)
- Son of God.
- Son of man.