In a society that reveres "divine men" who typically hold positions of power, it should be no surprise that an author would want the subject of their writings to emulate traits that line up with such a title – even if they are rewriting an earlier source. The book of Luke is a prime example of this notion, acting as a rewritten version of Mark that seeks to portray Jesus as yet another Hellenistic "divine man." The author utilizes multiple revision strategies to achieve such a portrayal, including placing emphasis on Jesus’ divine heritage, enhancing the praise that Jesus receives for his actions, and crafting the emotions of Jesus to present an argument for his divine status. All this is done through intentional additions and redactions from the Mark text, of which there are many. These changes provide readers with information about the time period in which the Lucan author writes while also providing insight into his goal of universalizing the Jesus movement by elevating the person of Jesus to a deified state, as it relates to Roman society.