Gospel of Luke
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Luke, like Matthew, contains information about the early life of Jesus, including the most often repeated quotes for the infancy story.
Luke is generally considered a composite work, combining source material from Mark along with a 2nd set of material called the Q document which was presumed to be an early collection of the sayings of Jesus, now lost to us. A similar collection of sayings can be found in the Gospel of Thomas. The author of Luke, who is traditionally (though not by scholars) considered a companion to Paul, also wrote the Book of Acts.
 Themes and attitudes
Luke's gospel portrays Jesus as well-disposed toward women, more so than any other gospel.
 Sermon on the Plain
In the book of Luke, Jesus gave a Readers' Digest condensed version of his famous Sermon on the Mount in Matthew. Some of his most important teachings include:
- Blessed are the censors for they shall inhibit the earth.
- Blessed are the cross-eyed; for they shall see God twice.
- Blessed are the meek, for they shall bite ankles.
- Blessed are the pretty girls, for they shall inherit the men.
- Blessed are the ugly and determined, for they acquire the wealth to command the handsome and clever.
- Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
- Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
 See also
|Guide to the Jewish and Christian Scriptures edit|
|Torah: Genesis - Exodus - Leviticus - Numbers - Deuteronomy Old Testament History: Book of Joshua - Book of Judges - Ruth - Samuel (1 & 2) - Kings (1 and 2 Kings) - Chronicles - Ezra and Nehemiah - Book of Esther Old Testament Wisdom: Book of Job - Psalms - Book of Proverbs - Ecclesiastes - Song of Solomon Major Prophets: Isaiah - Book of Jeremiah - Lamentations - Book of Ezekiel - Book of Daniel Minor Prophets: Minor Prophets
Deuterocanon (Catholic and Orthodox): - Tobit - Judith - 1 Maccabees - 2 Maccabees - Book of Wisdom - Sirach - Baruch - Letter of Jeremiah Deuterocanon (Orthodox): 1 Esdras - 3 Maccabees - Prayer of Manasseh - Psalm 151 Deuterocanon (Georgian Orthodox): 4 Maccabees - 2 Esdras Ethiopian Orthodox ("narrow" canon): Jubilees - Enoch - Rest of the Words of Baruch - 1-3 Meqabyan Syriac Peshitta: 2 Baruch Psalms 152-155
The Gospels: Gospel of Matthew - Gospel of Mark - Gospel of Luke - Gospel of John Acts: Acts of the Apostles Pauline Epistles: Romans - 1 & 2 Corinthians - Galatians - Ephesians - Philippians - Colossians - First Thessalonians - Second Thessalonians - First Timothy - Second Timothy - Titus - Epistle to Philemon General Epistles: Epistle to the Hebrews - Epistle of James - First Peter - Second Peter - 1 John - 2 John - 3 John - Epistle of Jude Revelation: Book of Revelation