Luke (Col. 4:14)

“Luke,

The beloved physician,

And Demas

Greet you.”

ἀσπάζεται ὑμᾶς Λουκᾶς ὁ ἰατρὸς ὁ ἀγαπητὸς καὶ Δημᾶς.

Paul said, “Luke (Λουκᾶς), the beloved physician (ὁ ἰατρὸς ὁ ἀγαπητὸς), and Demas (καὶ Δημᾶς) greet you (ἀσπάζεται ὑμᾶς).”  Luke is mentioned here, since he was with Paul on the trip to Rome in Acts, chapters 27-28.  He was the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.  He was also explicitly mentioned in 2 Timothy, chapter 4:11 and the letter to Philemon, chapter 1:24.  Here Paul called him a beloved physician.  Demas was another companion or helper of Paul in Rome, who appeared also in 2 Timothy, chapter 4:10 and the letter to Philemon, chapter 1:24.  Both Luke and Demas were sending greetings to the followers of Jesus Christ at Colossae.  Do you know any physicians?

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