ailments, and in doing so employs precise and technical words. " A great fever"(Luke iv. 38) is the same expression as that used by Galen. The word denoting" blindness" (Acts xiii. 11), is used in a similar way by the old medical writers.There is, again, a correctness indicative of one versed in surgical knowledge in his"account of the healing of the lame man (Acts iii. 7). ote also the technical accuracyof his account of the illness of Publius (Acts xxviii. 8). (2) This physician was themedical attendant of St. Paul. The first direct intimation of his being in Paul'scompany occurs (chap. xvi. 10) at Troas. ow, at this time Paul had beenapparently detained in Galatia by sickness, and had just passed through thatcountry and Phrygia. It is hardly probable that he had visited Colossa, as it layso far out of his route, but he may, in the then uncertainty of his destination, havedone so ; because it is remarkable that in sending Luke's salutation to the Colos-sians (iv. 14) he calls him " the beloved physician." This designation mightrecall to their minds the relation in which Luke had stood to Paul when in theircountry ; or, more probably, may have been an effusion of the warm heart of Paul,on recollection of the services rendered to him on that journey by his loving care.We find him in the apostle's company no further than Philippi, the object of hisattendance on him having been then fulfilled. If we seek for any previous connec-tion we have only the slightest hint in chap. xiv. 21, 22, where the " we" may beindicative of the writer's presence. Certainly, in the account of the events in thatplace (Acts xiii) there is remarkable particularity, and one little notice in ver. 52looks very like the testimony of one who was left behind at Antioch. Traditionsays that Luke was born at Antioch in Syria. Was he converted in Antioch inPisidia? After the second junction with Paul and his company we find himremaining with the apostle to the end. It would not be necessary to suppose this.second attachment to him to have the same occasion as the first. That whichweakness of body at first made advisable, affection may have subsequentlyrenewed.And we have every reason to believe this was the case (Col. iv. 14 ; 2 Tim. i. 15,ITRODUCTIO TO THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES. viiiv. 11). See also St. Luke and St. Paul in their mutual relations in the Expositor(vol. iv. p. 134). 3. Other notices of St. Luke. Though the name (Aoj;icac, the con-tracted form of Aovicavog) is not a sufficient indication that he was of Greek parent-age, since it was not unusual for Jews to bear Greek and Roman names, yet he isenumerated by St. Paul among those who were not of the circumcision (Col. iv. 14).Many circumstances, each small in itself, but the whole weighty, as accumulativeproof, add support to this. He was evidently acquainted with classical literature.