With the precision of a historian and physician, Luke wrote his gospel to assure those who read it that God had fulfilled His purposes in the life and ministry of Jesus. Dr. Butler shows us how Luke presents a compassionate Jesus, a Messiah concerned with the needy and less fortunate. This gospel, to a mostly Greek-speaking audience, was the result of diligent, firsthand research, written not only in chronological order but in logical order as well.
Trent C. Butler is Bible Translator and Editor for Holman Bible Publishers and one of the managing editors of this series. He is a former professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at the Baptist Theological Seminary of Ruschlikon, Switzerland. Butler earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies and Linguistics from Vanderbilt University, with postgraduate study at the Universities of Heidelberg and Zurich. He is the author of commentaries in the Word Biblical Commentary and Layman’s Bible Book Commentary series.