Excerpt from A Commentary, Critical, Expository, and Practical, on the Gospel of Luke: For the Use of Ministers, Theological Students, Private Christians, Bible Classes, and Sabbath Schools
The s00pe and structure of Luke's gospel, free on the one hand from those restricted local references, which mark Matthew's gospel as one particularly designed for the Jews, and on the other, from the special regard for Gentile readers, which characterize both Mark and John's gospel - this predominant feature of universality, as Alford well styles it, which characterizes his gospel - show very conclusively that if a Jew, he was as untrammelled by Jewish prejudices and local attachments to the land of his fathers, as was the great apostle to the Gentiles himself.
If he was a Gentile convert, it throws much light on his Preface to the gospel. It shows that he had experienced in his own case, the want of just such a free and untrammelled gospel, as he was preparing for his brethren the Gentile and Jewish converts, who resided at a. Distance from the scene of the events related in the life of Jesus.
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