The author

Luke–Acts account for 28% of the New Testament writings, the largest contribution attributed to any single author.  This author is not explicitly named in either volume.  According to Church tradition, dating from the second century, the author was the “Luke”, who was named as a companion of the apostle Paul in three of the letters attributed to Paul himself.  That would fit the use of “we” in certain sections of Acts.  The author was an admirer of Paul, an educated man of means, probably urban, who respected manual work, although not a worker himself.  This work of Acts used many Greek words that are not found in the other Greek New Testament writings, since he had a more literate Greek style.

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