Luke brings a distinctive perspective to the Gospels

Luke brings a distinctive perspective to the Gospels. While many of Jesus’ followers had the reputation of “unschooled, ordinary men (Acts 4:13 NIV), Luke’s writing displays the sophisticated style of Greek historians, and then moves to everyday language. His eye for detail is evident in numerous places. Luke doesn’t identify himself in either of the books he wrote, but there has been little dispute that he was the author of both. He was a physician (Colossians 4:14), and notes specifics in several of Jesus’ healings that other writers do not.
Evidence points to Luke being a Gentile believer who wrote for a Gentile audience. Luke tended to give details about Jewish locations that wouldn’t have been necessary for Jewish readers.