The Relationship of John's Gospel to the Synoptics. If John knew of the synoptics, then he wrote to supplement them. Omission by John of material found in the synoptics.
Is there any historical worth to the Gospel of John? Does it stray so far from the actual life of Jesus that we can hope only for a pious but mostly fictional story of him? In the last four articles on the four Gospels, we discovered that they all share the same storyline, particularly in the context of mission.
We should therefore be able to find this storyline in a comparison between John on the one hand and the Synoptics on the other. The list is built on the Gospel of John.
If John and one other Synoptic share one similarity, then it is listed. Needless to say, if John and two other Synoptics share a common feature, then it is listed, too. I have not counted how many similarities there are among John and one or two other Synoptics. But a reader is invited to compile these totals.
If readers see an omission, then email me with the Gospel references and the name or place or teaching, and so on.
My email is available through my author page by clicking on "Bio" at the top of the page. Hovering over the references below will bring up the NET Bible version on each of these. If readers spot a reference error, then email me, please.
So what are the similarities among John and the Synoptics?
The items are derived from a wide range of similarities, from large themes, all the way to specific verbal agreements.
The categories follow the life of Christ, since that is the strategy of the four Gospels. Many items in this list have more than one Biblical reference, but they are sometimes omitted for brevity.
Caiaphas is the high priest Matt. Annas was high priest Lk. His Family Joseph is the father of Jesus Matt. He temporarily distances himself from his mother early in his ministry Matt.
He has brothers or half brothersand they do not believe until later Matt. Geography and Locations Jesus first ministers in Galilee Matt. He ministers in Bethsaida or to its citizens Matt.
Israel is the name of his country -- not Palestine, which the Greeks and Romans called it, but it is never called "Palestine" anywhere in the New Testament Matt.Apr 18, · A quick overview and comparison of the four gospels in the New Testament. Humanities» Theology; Comparing the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
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Cholee took several theology classes during college and enjoys partaking in bible studies and diving deep Reviews: Sep 27, · There are numerous differences to be found in the gospels, although the similarities outweigh the differences.
Matthew's Gospel and Luke's Gospel are recognised by scholars as largely based on. Nov 18, · There are numerous differences to be found in the gospels, although the similarities outweigh the differences.
Matthew's Gospel and Luke's Gospel are . Look for some of the similarities and differences between these gospel accounts of Jesus' life and teachings. As you do so, the following principles may help you sort-out your observations: Sometimes you will find a record of the same event or teaching, in two or more gospels.
The Jesus who appears in their gospels is an interpreted Jesus, but he is the same Jesus in each of the four gospels. Guided by the Holy Spirit, each writer paints a distinctive portrait, arranging the stories and sayings of Jesus to focus on the spiritual needs of a particular community.
Feb 15, · 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?