EARLY CHRISTIANITY: Theophilus—Loved by God; Friend of God

Theophilus is the person that Luke addressed both his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. (Lu 1:3, 4; Ac 1:1) His being addressed as (κράτιστος kratistos) “most excellent” may suggest that he held some kind of high position, or it may merely be that he was a person admired, highly regarded, and respected.

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