Richard Fellows responds
I remain unconvinced, for the reasons that I have given. Joanna has an important eye-witness role (but no more so than the others), but I see no reason to suppose that she was related to Theophilus. And even if she was related to Theophilus, that would not be reason enough to equate Theophilus with Theophilus the high priest. Most men in
The name “Theophilus” was, in my view, an alias and was used by Luke to protect the identity of his addressee. Theophilus therefore could have been absolutely any high status person with an interest in Christianity.