Luke's account is too much interpolated from Paul, and the texts of his oldest MSS.
Sometimes they occupy the approaches to tablelands, the narrowest points of gorges, or the fords of rivers; sometimes almost inaccessible mountain tops or important points on ridges; and it may be noticed that, where two important nuraghi are not visible from one another, a small one is interpolated, showing that there was a system of signalling from one to another.
He was perhaps a Syrian by birth, for he is said to have been a kinsman of Severus's second wife, Julia Domna; that he studied law with Severus under Scaevola is asserted in an interpolated passage in Spartian (Caracal.
Ginzel) was interpolated at a comparatively recent time.
The early popularity of the book is shown by the interpolated passages in the Septuagint and the Old Latin versions.