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The differences and similarities between the four gospels~

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by Hishandmaiden, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. Hishandmaiden

    Hishandmaiden The Humble Servant

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    To all bible scholars out here in the section of theology, can you briefly tell me a list of similarities between the four gospels of the bible and also point out to me some useful sites which will give me useful references to see the similarities and differences of the four gospels?

    The information will be used to help me in my essay in a current module I take in my university!
     
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    Matt is about Jesus being the King
    mark is that Jesus is a slave
    luke is about Jesus being a man... only one in order
    John is that Jesus is God... deity
     
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    The Books of Matthew (Levi) and the Book of John (the Apostle that Jesus loved) are the only two gospels written by members of Jesus 12 disciples. The book of Luke was written in accordance with the book of Acts as a testimony and attempt to exonerate Paul (Saul) and have him released from the Roman government. The Book of Mark was written by John – Mark, a disciple of Peter, who was instructed by Peter on the life account of Jesus.

    Some, including myself, parallel this verse from Revelation chapter 4: 7 (in context, 7-11) as a symbolic picture of the 4 gospels.

    The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.

    The Lion; Matthew, Christ as King, His strength, and authority.
    The Calf; Mark, Christ servant, humble.
    The Man; Luke, Christ’s humanity.
    The Eagle; John, Christ God over all creation.

    I don’t focus on contradictions, if there were any, I focus on the message, and I have not found contradictions when I had studied the bible in its entirety. I do find contradictions when I study verse to verse, from one book against another, that is why the whole bible must be studied and not just picked & choose verses.
     
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    Hishandmaiden The Humble Servant

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    I am doing this from an academic perspective, since it is an essay to be handed out to a secular lecturer, since I am studying in a secular university.

    So, I will appreciate some more secular kind of similarities/differences.

    So I can pick and choose.

    And doesn't sound so preachy in my essay towards my professor.

    Will appreciate help from someone who is a bible scholar, or studying indepth bible study.

    Thanks.

    And thanks to those who had helped me a bit. :)
     
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    Hishandmaiden The Humble Servant

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    What I mean is what things appear in Mark that doesn't appear in John? Is there sylistic differences in the way in which the gospels is written.

    How is Mark's portrayal as Jesus different from Mathew? What is the intention for this difference?

    Question on authorship? Which book's authorship is more challenged than the others?
     
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    intricatic ...a dinosaur... or something...

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    All your answers are as follows...
    (please click on each link)

    Matthew
    http://www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/g74.htm

    Mark
    http://www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/g75.htm

    Luke
    http://www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/g76.htm

    John
    http://www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/g77.htm

    If this don't help, nothing will... That's unless you wanted sombody to do your homework for you. :sorry:
     
  9. Hishandmaiden

    Hishandmaiden The Humble Servant

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    Thanks. That is what I am looking for.

    No, of course I do not need anyone to do my homework for me. :) I just want some references for my study, my essay and also to give me a different perspective from myself.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    There are 4 online bible school lessons available at www.cfaith.com... currently running a 14 day free trial

    synopitc gospels ( synonyms ) Matthew written to the Jews " in order to fulfill what what was written by the prophets " ; Mark was written to the romans , Jesus the king ; Luke was written to the gentiles (nonjews) ; and John differs from matthew, mark , and luke .. the relationship , Jesus the person
     
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    Matt is about Jesus being the King
    mark is that Jesus is a slave
    luke is about Jesus being a man... only one in order
    John is that Jesus is God... deity
     
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    Where do you get "slave" from? There is nothing that I recall reading that Christ was a slave. Now I do see that he was a humble servant, but of love and not of force.

    Please share, thanx.
     
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