Luke the Evangelist (Ancient Greek: Λουκᾶς, Loukás) is one of the Four Evangelists - the four authors of canonical Gospels of Jesus Christ. Luke was a native of the Hellenistic city of Antioch in Syria. The early church fathers ascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel according to Luke and the book of Acts of the Apostles, which originally formed a single literary work, referred to as Luke-Acts. Prominent figures in early Christianity such as Jerome and Eusebius later reaffirmed his authorship, although within scholarly circles, both secular and religious, discussions have taken place due to the lack of evidence as to the identity of the author of the works. The Roman Catholic Church and other major denominations venerate him as Saint Luke the Evangelist and as a patron saint of artists, physicians, surgeons, students and butchers; his feast day takes place on 18 October.
St. Luke painting the Madonna. Marten van Heemskerck
St. Luke records the Madonna. Jan Gossaert
Luke altar: Inspiration of Saint Luke. Hermen Rode
St Luke Painting the Virgin and Child , El Greco
St Luke , El Greco
St Luke. Frans Hals
Saint Luke, the Evangelist, with the bull, reading. Lambert Jacobsz
St. Luke. Artus Wolffort
St Luke Painting the Virgin Mary. Marten de Vos
St. Luke as a painter before the Crucified Christ, Francisco de Zurbaran
St. Luke painting the Madonna. Joseph Sutter
The Four Evangelists. Peter Paul Rubens
See also : Bible, Paintings, Drawings
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