Summary on Authorship
That Luke wrote the Gospel ascribed to him is
the unanimous opinion of tradition & of the titles
on extant manuscripts.
None of the remarks for Luke are quite as early
as those of Papias for Matt & Mark; but by AD
200, these are from whole Mediterranean area.
These traditions are consistent with the internal
evidence of vocabulary & connection with Acts.
The Gospel is frequently mentioned third,
perhaps preserving a tradition on order of