The Gospel according to Luke, often referred to as the Gospel of Luke or simply Luke, is the third and longest of the four canonical Gospels and tells of the origins, birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Luke’s story continues in Acts, revealing that Luke was the author of both books (often called Luke-Acts).  While his name never appears in the book, most attribute authorship of the Gospel according to Luke to Luke the Evangelist, companion of Paul.  One ancient prologue to the book describes Luke as a Syrian from Antioch (and thus, likely not Jewish) and notes that he settled in the Greek city of Thebes where he died at age 84.  A physician by trade, Luke was a careful observer and recorded the Gospel according to Luke in careful chronological order.  The Gospel according to Luke was likely written around 60 AD.