Luke Chapters 1 and 2 – There is evidence that the early life of
Christ probably was not in the original gospel account from
which Luke is derived. The Book of Matthew was likewise found
to include similar material of a doubtful origin. Accordingly, it
seemed best to not include these two chapters in the text of
Luke. For additional information, see Joseph P. Tyson, Marcion
and Luke-Acts (Columbia, University of South Caroline Press,
2006), p. 119.
Luke 23:39-24:53 – The tendency of the other Gospel accounts
has been to include endings which are of a doubtful origin.
Based on the style, content of the text, other witnesses, and the
textual variants at the end of Luke, it is likely that some of the
material in Luke is not original. Accordingly, it seemed best to
include in the ending of Luke only the material which is either
directly or indirectly attested to by some other source.
The comparison material was based on the other texts in the New
Testament, including the other Gospel accounts as well as in
Luke up to this point. This ending section of Luke has been
reconstructed accordingly. Also see the note above regarding
Luke Chapters 1 and 2. For further background refer to: Joseph
P. Tyson, Marcion and Luke-Acts (Columbia, University of
South Caroline Press, 2006), p. 119.