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  Synoptic Gospels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Synoptic Gospels is a term used by modern New Testament scholars for the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, and Luke of the New Testament in the Bible.
They are three of the four gospels, of which the Gospel of John is not included due to his different style and approach to the subject matter.
Furthermore, the two source hypothesis argues that all three Synoptic gospels used a common source referred to as the Q Manuscript, and, although as yet this hypothetical document has not been found or identified amongst early Christian texts, it appears to have some similarity with the ancient noncanonical Gospel of Thomas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Synoptic_Gospel   (490 words)

 Gospel of Mark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gospel of Mark is traditionally the second of the New Testament Gospel, ascribed to Mark the Evangelist.
The gospel itself is anonymous, but as early as Papias in the early 2nd century, a text was attributed to Mark, a disciple of Peter, who is said to have recorded the Apostle's discourses.
Finally, some scholars dispute the connection of the gospel with persecution, identified with persecution at Rome, asserting that persecution was widespread, albeit sporadic beyond the borders of the city of Rome.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gospel_of_Mark   (3496 words)

John the Baptist, is chiefly confined to Galilee, and is set forth in certain epochs, as the early Galilean ministry, the crisis in Galilee, the ministry in Perea and Jerusalem, and the tragic end in the Holy City followed by a glorious Resurrection.
It is undoubted, too, that the general background of the Gospels is Semitic in thought and forms of expression, and even that Semitic documents (for instance, Christ's genealogies) have been used by their authors.
One work like our Gospel of St. Mark, if not identical with it, is the source of the narratives common to the first three Gospels, and the other, containing the Sayings of Jesus, is the source of the didactic matter common to St. Matthew and St. Luke.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14389b.htm   (4166 words)

 Synoptic Gospel Survey
I am covering the synoptic gospels separate from John as they cover common material and have a common emphasis separate to a degree from John.
In particular my impression is that the synoptics focus on Lordship of Christ and quality of faith issues, whereas John focusses on Christ as Savior and the object of faith issues.
The synoptics clarify the Jewish roots of the faith and like the Jews wandering in the desert before entering the promise land, they deal with material appropriate to prepare one to understand the gospel of John and the letters.
www.bcbsr.com /survey/sgosp.html   (323 words)

 Synoptic Gospels Primer - Gospel Outlines
The fact that 2 or 3 gospels repeat several blocks of stories or sayings in the same order is evidence of the dependence of the author of one text on another.
So when one or two gospels diverge from the sequence of material in the third, it is evident that some author(s) deliberately edited the original source by inserting, omitting or transposing certain items.
These Synoptic Gospels Outlines are prepared as a tool to further study of the Synoptic Problem.
virtualreligion.net /primer/outlines/outlines.html   (699 words)

 The Gospel of Thomas
The Christology and Protology of the Gospel of Thomas
If Thomas were dependent upon the synoptic gospels, it would be possible to detect in the case of every Thomas-synoptic parallel the same tradition-historical development behind both the Thomas version of the saying and one or more of the synoptic versions.
The gospel, therefore, charts the course of salvation as a study in interpretation, providing the elixir of life to those for whom the secret of the kingdom is disclosed in the interpretation of Jesus' words.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /thomas.html   (1780 words)

Gospel is a translation of the Greek word "euangelion" which means "good news." About 50 gospels were written in the first and second century CE; each was believed to be accurate by various groups within the early Christian movement.
Since they regard all of the gospels as inerrant (free of error) and inspired by God, it matters little who wrote them, when they were written, and which author had access to which documents.
This is a gospel that was written by a member of a Gnostic Christian group.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_ntb1.htm   (4488 words)

 Synoptic Gospels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
David Dungan’s text sets the study of the Synoptic Problem within a larger framework of theological, ecclesiastical, ideological, and technological history, showing how the seemingly provincial issue of the interrelationship among the Gospels reflects and was influenced by much larger issues in cultural and intellectual history.
For over a century Gospel scholarship has accepted a hypothetical document called Q as one of the major sources of the Synoptic Gospels.
Commentaries further enhance the gospels by explaining their meaning, along with historic dates and a complete section rendering the four gospels as a single unit in easy to read, uncluttered and unbiased English.
www.kenanderson.net /store/bible/synoptic_gospels.html   (660 words)

 The Holy Order of O:N:E:
GH was also called “the Gospel according to the Apostles”; “the Gospel according to the Twelve”; and “the Gospel according to Matthew” and one of these may have been its name among the Hebrews who used it.
Eusebius refers to GH as “the Gospel that is spread abroad among the Jews in the Hebrew tongue” (Theophina 4:12 on Mt. 10:34-36) and “the Gospel [written] in Hebrew letters” (ibid on Mt. 25:14f).
The Gospel of Luke was drawn largely from GH and was composed to present the message of Yeshua to the Sadducees.
essenes.net /new/trimmgospelheb.html   (3707 words)

 Canadian Mennonite University Library | Gospel parallels resources
This Synoptic Gospels Primer is designed for students in college level courses on the gospels or anyone else interested in the "Synoptic Problem." It was created for undergraduate New Testament courses at Rutgers University (New Brunswick campuses).
A Synoptic Gospels Primer is an electronic gateway for English speakers into the history of literary analysis of gospels that were originally composed in Greek.
Each synoptic gospel is divided by pericope into separate sections according to divisions of Huck’s and Throckmorton’s synopses.
www.cmu.ca /library/gospel_pars.php   (504 words)

 Mark's Use of the Gospel of Thomas
One of the most interesting facets of the study of the Gospel of Thomas, the Coptic manuscript that has made such an impact on Biblical studies at the end of the present century, is that so many sayings in the canonical Gospel of Mark are also found in Thomas.
Throughout chapters 1-8:22 and 11-12 of the Gospel of Mark, whenever Jesus speaks to his associates or when he is said to speak in parables, a full 75% of the time he does so with words paralleled to one degree or another in the Gospel of Thomas.
Horman, J 1979, "The Parable of the Sower in the Gospel of Thomas," Novum Testamentum 21/4 342-343.
www.misericordia.edu /users/davies/thomas/tomark1.htm   (10148 words)

 The Synoptic Problem
The Gospel of John is not included in the "Synoptics" because it approaches the subject of Christ from a different standpoint.
"The Synoptic problem is the problem of stating what the literary relationship among the Synoptics is in such a way that their similarities and differences are explained"(Moreland 152).
It indicates further that the Gospel was taken to Rome and to the uttermost parts of the earth.
www.focusmagazine.org /Articles/synopticproblem.htm   (1550 words)

 Synoptic, Which Gospel? Seeking the Hidden Jesus: The Mystery of Jesus Pages, Mark's Gospel Analysed: The Mystery of ...
As long ago as 1778 G E Lessing attempted to solve the synoptic problem by proposing that the gospels were different translations of an original Aramaic gospel—the story of Jesus told by his companions and early Jewish followers.
But the best explanation is that two of the gospel writers used the work of the other, and, where they used it, they copied it virtually word for word.
We have seen that, in the sections common to all three synoptic gospels, passages are constructed too similarly to be independent.
essenes.net /m80.htm   (1314 words)

 The Logia Translation Hypothesis Homepage
The LTH therefore entails that virtually all the contents of the synoptic gospels were derived from the Greek Logia, and that the Greek Logia together formed a document that was larger than any synoptic gospel.
Moreover, it is probable that some of the wording of the text of the synoptic gospels as we have received them is the result of assimilation of the original wording of the text of one synoptic gospel to the wording of another.
Many other instances of duality in the synoptic gospels are similarly, according to the LTH, the consequence of the translator of the Aramaic Logia deliberately re-using wording of material he had already translated in order to expand other pieces of material.
homepage.ntlworld.com /brenda.wilson99   (4199 words)

Samuel Oyinloye Abogunrin, "The Synoptic Gospel Debate: A Re-Examination in an African Context," African Journal of Biblical Sudies 2 (1987) 25-51.
William R. Farmer, "The Statement of the Hypothesis" in Interrelations of the Gospels (Dungan 1990a: 125-56).
Bradley H. McLean, "On the Gospel of Thomas and Q" in (Piper 1995: 321-45).
www.mindspring.com /~scarlson/synopt/catalog.htm   (8168 words)

 Synoptic Gospels Primer - Index
The English translation used for the sample synopsis is the Revised Standard Version, coded in machine readable format by Robert A. Kraft of the University of Pennsylvania and posted in a searchable SGML edition by the Electronic Text Center of the University of Virginia.
Judgments based on word for word comparisons of the gospels are ultimately valid only if they are made from the Greek text, taking into consideration all the ms.
It is designed to go beyond the usual superficial discussion of the synoptic problem found in most introductions to the NT by giving students hands on experience in confronting the range of factors that need to be taken into consideration in accounting for the literary relationship of the first three gospels.
virtualreligion.net /primer   (1128 words)

 A statistical approach to the synoptic gospel problem
Briefly, the synoptic gospels are Mark, Matthew, and Luke.
The study also leaves open the possibility that Mark, our earliest gospel, is itself based on earlier works, and I think this seems likely.
I'd like to thank all the participants in the synoptic discussion list, for helping this idea along in its formative stages, and particularly, I'd like to thank the list moderators, Stephen C. Carlson, and Mark S. Goodacre, for their encouragement.
www.davegentile.com /synoptics/main.html   (506 words)

 The Gospel Of Thomas Homepage
It includes chapters about: The Nature of The Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Thomas and Gnosticism, Wisdom in Thomas, Image and Light, Christology and Sophiology, Thomas and the New Testament, Thomas and Baptism, Thomas and Corinthians, and a translation of the Gospel of Thomas.
Pseudo-Matthew's Gospel of the Nativity of Mary and the Infancy of Jesus
Carl Yenetchi's Swedenborgian Dissertation on The Gospel of Thomas
home.epix.net /~miser17/Thomas.html   (1039 words)

 The Problem of the Fourth Gospel: Chapter 5
Let it be borne in mind that preference for the Synoptic representation as against 'John' is not invariably bound up with, dogmatic prejudices—with the view that the historic Jesus never outsteps the limits of the purely human—but that it is compatible with a recognition of the claims made by the Johannine Christ.
It is open to doubt whether the Synoptic and Johannine representations are so mutually exclusive as to necessitate a categorical 'either—or'; and the probability is that the discrepancy may be in part accounted for on the theory of diversity in respect of choice of matter.
In the Fourth Gospel he disputes as the dialectician; ambiguous is his language and mystical his style; he deals to such an extent in obscurities that even very learned people are quite in the dark as to the real significance of many of his words.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /jackson/chapter5.html   (10618 words)

 rs10: Reflection on a Synoptic Gospel Passage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Studying the gospels as distinct efforts to tell the story of Jesus in different ways is new to many of you.
It may have parallels with other passages in other gospels (for instance, the crucifixion scene that is shared by all three) or it may be a passage found in only one (for instance, the Annunciation).
If your passage has parallels, you may wish to contrast the role its parallel plays in other gospels (even, optionally, John), but this is of secondary importance compared to the primary task of showing the roles it plays in its own literary context.
www.westmont.edu /~work/classes/rs10/fall2005/reflectiongospels.html   (368 words)

 Amazon.com: A History of the Synoptic Problem: The Canon, the Text, the Composition, and the Interpretation of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By the second century, believers saw the difference among the four Gospels as a scandal, and pagan philosophers were focusing their counterattack on it.
Dungan (religious studies, Univ. of Tennessee) considers the problem of the three Synoptic Gospels in terms of four components: the composition and sources of the Gospels, the question of the canon, text criticism, and hermeneutics.
Others have given sketchy accounts of the debate over the synoptic gospel before 1800, but Dungan sets forth a structured history from its inception in the second century and elucidates for the first time the political and economic agendas that informed biblical interpretations.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385471920?v=glance   (1952 words)

 Synoptic Search - Identify the Synoptic Writers
Which Synoptic writer wrote with the clear purpose of proving that Jesus was indeed the Jewish Messiah?
Which of the Gospel writers is known as an excellent and accurate historian and one who gives special attention to medical terms?
_____Of the four Gospel writers, Mark was probably the oldest when he wrote the Gospel of Mark.
www.nativemarriage.com /pages/print_bib.php?bib_id=8   (684 words)

 New Testament Gateway: The Synoptic Problem & Q
By Mahlon Smith: first class, user-friendly web site, providing useful introductions to the study of the Synoptic Problem, sample synopses and an extensive bibliography, all from the perspective of the dominant Two-Source Theory.
By Alfred Suhl: coloured outlines to each of the Synoptic Gospels, featuring source-critical breakdown of Matthew and Luke from the perspective of the Two-Source Theory.
Academic E-list for the discussion of the Synoptic Gospels, hosted by the University of Birmingham.
www.ntgateway.com /synoptic   (307 words)

 New Testament Gateway: Gospels & Acts (Web Sites)
A good place to begin one's study of the Synoptic Gospels.
It is the place to begin your study of the Synoptic Problem.
By John S. Morgan: nicely organised chart with texts and comments on the differences between the four gospels.
www.ntgateway.com /gospels/sites.htm   (303 words)

 First Trial Before Pilate
Common to all three Synoptic Gospels, Common to All Four Gospels
What any Synoptic Gospel Shares with the Gospel of John Only
Or, click ITW Synopses to return to the list of other available gospel synopses.
www.frontline-apologetics.com /synopsis_x40.htm   (568 words)

 Amazon.com: Reading the Synoptic Gospel: Basic Methods for Interpreting Matthew, Mark, and Luke: Books: O. Wesley, Jr. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amazon.com: Reading the Synoptic Gospel: Basic Methods for Interpreting Matthew, Mark, and Luke: Books: O. Wesley, Jr.
The Theology of the Gospel of Mark (New Testament Theology) by W. Telford
The Theology of the Gospel of Luke (New Testament Theology) by Joel B. Green
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0827232195?v=glance   (542 words)

 Catholic Resources - Felix Just, S.J.
The Johannine Literature Web: - a wide variety of original materials and links to help support research and teaching of the Fourth Gospel and the Letters of John.
Biblical and Religious Art and Music - several collections of online art works and music groups related to the Bible (some on my website, and some links to other sites); featuring copyright-free biblical woodcuts by Gustave Doré (1832-1883), Christian Symbols by Rudolf Koch (1876-1934), and Illustrations of Gospel Stories by Jerome Nadal, SJ (1593).
The Roman Catholic Mass - an introduction to the "Order of Mass," with the full texts of all the parts spoken by the people, and some brief explanations to help you better understand and participate in the Eucharistic Liturgy of the Church.
catholic-resources.org   (427 words)

 Synoptic Gospel Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This part of the site investigates the written sources behind the synoptic gospels, or what is known as the 'synoptic problem'.
The first two pages below constitute a slightly revised version of a 'Short Study' entitled "A Three Source Theory for the Synoptic Problem" published in Journal of Biblical Studies [http://journalofbiblicalstudies.org] 1:4 (2001).
New paragraph on the structure of sQ in 'The source sQ'
homepage.virgin.net /ron.price/syno_home.html   (174 words)

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