Harmony of the Gospels

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Harmony of the Gospels

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Post by Ged » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:29 pm

It has been exceedingly difficult to harmonise the gospel of John with Matthew, Mark and Luke during the time of Jesus' early ministry. This is because the synoptic gospels miss out the time from his temptation unto his Galilean ministry. They jump straight from in the wilderness in Judea to Galilee. John, on the other hand, details several months between in Judea and Samaria.

Here is a diagram that is easy to follow. (man I looove the new svg format) I hope it helps anyone who might have problems with so-called contradictions in the New Testament.


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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:25 am

I'm wondering why only John mentions that, and not the others.

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Post by Ged » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:46 pm

You wouldnt be the first to wonder thatkid.
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Re: Harmony of the Gospels

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Post by PaulSacramento » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:45 am

The GOJ was written for different reasons that the other 3, it was more theological and less "biographical".
The writer of the GOJ focused on events that confirmed Christs' divinity, that were explicit statements of His divinity.
They also tended to be centered around Jerusalem more, for obvious reasons.
Also, being written AFTER they other ones, the GOJ tries to address events NOT mentioned by the other Gospels.
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