Some of Luke's Available Sources for Acts
|Events in the early Jerusalem church.||Mary, the Mother of Jesus||She was present during this time. Acts 1:14. Luke had talked with her when preparing to write the Gospel of Luke. See Luke 2:19,51.|
|Selecting the seven, the events in Samaria and with the Eunuch.||Philip||Luke was at his house and could have recorded the events. 21:8 Luke probably stayed with Philip while Paul was imprisoned at Caesarea in Acts 24 - 26.|
|Events at Jerusalem.||James, the Lord's Brother||He wrote James. He was with Luke at Jerusalem. Acts 21:18|
|Events relating to Peter's life and travels.||Peter||While we lack hard evidence that Luke met with Peter, we assume that these men knew each other.|
|Events about Stephen, Paul's own conversion and from chapter 13 - end.||Paul||Luke was Paul's traveling companion. They were together in Rome when Acts was written.|
|The Second Missionary Journey.||Silas||He co-authored 1,2 Thess. See 1:1 of each.
Luke was with Silas at Philippi. Acts 16.
|The Second Missionary Journey.||Timothy||He co-authored 1,2 Thess. See 1:1 of each.
Luke was with Timothy in Acts 20:4,5.
|The Second Missionary Journey to the end of the book.||Luke's own observations||He previously wrote the Gospel of Luke.|