Study Guide

Gospel of Luke Figures

Jesus

Let's play a word association game. Ready? We'll start.Word: JesusAssociation: Rainbows and...

The Disciples

We all know what it's like to be a student. Even the brainiest of all Shmoopers can recognize...

The Jewish People

Have you ever been to a concert? A sporting event? A political rally? Then you know that nothing...

The Jewish Leaders

Good stories need good villains. Voldemort. Sauron. The Trunchbull. You know the type.Sure,...

John the Baptist

Luke ain't shy about John. He gives us a bunch of straight-up info about this guy—take a...

Zechariah and Elizabeth

Talk about role models. Zechariah and Elizabeth, John's parents, are "just" and "blameless"...

Mary

You've probably seen this lady before. She's the one in your neighbor's yard and tattooed on some...

Simeon and Anna

These two old timers are always loitering around the precinct of the temple at Jerusalem, and...

Pontius Pilate

Despite his ridiculously caricatured name, Pontius Pilate was a real guy. He was the prefect of...

Herod the Tetrarch

Historically, Herod was "tetrarch" of Galilee and Perea from 4 BCE to 39 CE. We know what you...

Angels

Who doesn't love these otherworldly mailmen? Their job is basically to deliver God's messages to...

Demons

Replace demons with zombies, and Luke becomes a veritable Hollywood horror flick. Here's a guide...