The contribution attempts to explain the meaning of two main characteristics of the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles and clarify the correlation between them. The article analyses the sixfold synchronism in Luke 3:1–2a and demonstrates its importance in the conception of Luke and Acts. Although Luke was not a modern historian, his work indicates how an emphasis on history can serve the Gospel. It is fairly obvious that mere facts are not sufficient and the values behind the facts and events are more important. The most important event for Luke was the salvation brought by Jesus Christ.