Gospel of Luke
The Gospel of Luke (often referred to as just Luke) is the third book of the New Testament. Like the other Gospels, it tells the story of Jesus' life and ministry. Along with the Gospel of Matthew, it is one of two Gospels that contains the story of Jesus' birth and His genealogy, in Luke's case on his mother's side.
Luke is distinguished by its scrupulous attention to historical detail, particularly regarding chronology: many dates in Luke can be verified by other contemporary sources. It is also notable for its emphasis on compassion; for example, it is the only Gospel that contains the story of the repentant thief, where one of the criminals crucified with Jesus defends Him against the other (Luke 23:39-43).
|Books of the Bible|
|Pentateuch (Torah)||Genesis • Exodus • Leviticus • Numbers • Deuteronomy|
|History||Joshua • Judges • Ruth • I Samuel • II Samuel • I Kings • II Kings • I Chronicles • II Chronicles • Ezra • Nehemiah • Esther|
|Wisdom Literature||Job • Psalms • Proverbs • Ecclesiastes • Song of Solomon|
|Major Prophets||Isaiah • Jeremiah • Lamentations • Ezekiel • Daniel|
|Minor Prophets||Hosea • Joel • Amos • Obadiah • Jonah • Micah • Nahum • Habakkuk • Zephaniah • Haggai • Zechariah • Malachi|
|The Gospels||According to Matthew • According to Mark • According to Luke • According to John|
|History||Acts of the Apostles|
|Pauline Epistles||Romans • I Corinthians • II Corinthians • Galatians • Ephesians • Philippians • Colossians • I Thessalonians • II Thessalonians • I Timothy • II Timothy • Titus • Philemon|
|General Epistles||Hebrews • James • I Peter • II Peter • I John • II John • III John • Jude|
|Prophecy||The Revelation to John|