Where Luke Got It Right

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The Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts were both authored by a man named Luke, and what we know of him is certainly fascinating. He was a Gentile, a devout believer in Jesus, a historian, a writer, a fellow traveler with the apostle Paul, and a physician.

But was he a good historian? Some scholars claim that he wrote much later than the events he was describing and got certain facts and terms wrong. Though hardly exhaustive, today’s article will offer three case studies (all involving Greek words) from the book of Acts in which critics thought Luke was wrong…and he turned out to be right.