Who Are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? - new-era
I'm reading a book called The Man-God by Patrick J. Carroll, written in According to the first chapter of the book, St Luke and St Mark did not know Jesus in As for St. Mark, the presbyter John said that he, as interpreter of St. The Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, Luke) are very much alike in content. The four gospels that we find in the New Testament, are of course, Matthew, Mark , . But he knows that John baptized Jesus and that John was preaching of. The historical reliability of the Gospels refers to the reliability and historic character of the four New Testament gospels as historical documents. Some believe that all four canonical gospels meet the five criteria for .. Scholars agree that the Gospel of John was written last, by using a different tradition and body of testimony.
I will bet they could tell you down to the minute detail because they have rehashed them together, with friends and over a few quiet beers many times!!
Historical reliability of the Gospels
Further to my earlier email, your article on the net on the above subject cites Mark 7: Having now read the passage it in fact says the opposite.
While Jesus gives an example where he says Jewish tradition denies the Biblical injunctions, the whole passage is about the Jews saying that the disciples do not follow the law [set out in various places in the Old Testament] to wash their hands before eating.
It is thus not just tradition but set out in the Bible. Further the Old Testament bans various foods but if you read beyond verse 17 you see that Jesus [a religious leader] says that what goes into the mouth does not defile thus contadicting many verses in the Old Testament. You have misunderstood the Mark passage because nowhere in the OT does it say to wash hands before eating. This is the law that the Jews made up to make themselves appear super religious.
It was a tradition and is not set out in the Bible as you claim. When Jesus then speaks in Mark 7: He says there that the behavior expected of true followers of God far exceeds that of the OT law, but is centered on heart matters, not outward matters.
St Luke and St Mark didn't know Jesus on this Earth?
In his book, Matthew often stresses that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and came to fulfill the Old Testament prophecies. Matthew wrote specifically to the Jews, who were familiar with those prophecies. Matthew was a man who could have moved comfortably in political circles, and his book mentions things that someone in his position would know.
This lie was then spread among the Jews. Matthew must have been informed about the bribery. The book of Matthew is the only place this interesting bit of information is told. Mark Mark was much younger than the other writers. His mother was a prominent follower of Jesus Christ.
Mark was also a follower of Jesus Christ but would likely have been in his teens when the Lord was in Jerusalem. He may have seen and listened to the Savior on occasion. He then accompanied the Apostle Peter to Rome and stayed by him while he was in prison. As a fisherman from Galilee, Peter may not have spoken Greek fluently, so Mark interpreted for him.
In his book, Mark wrote down the observations and memories of Peter, one of the original Apostles. Luke Luke is an interesting writer because he did not know Jesus Christ personally. Luke had been a physician, but he left that profession to travel with Paul. In the first few verses of his book, Luke says that he is going to write the things that eyewitnesses and other teachers of the gospel had to say about the Savior.John MacArthur: The Gospel According to Jesus, Singapore
Apparently he had the opportunity to talk to many who were present when the Savior taught or performed miracles. One of the most amazing stories Luke wrote about was the birth of the Savior. The list would have been long. Combine that with the fact that Paul fails to mention some thirty critical elements that the other gospel DO talk about, the fact that they are consistently contradictory, and you've got some trouble on your hands.
Permalink Reply by ryan cameron on February 26, at I did do some follow-up research after watching Flemming video particularly the part addressing parallel histories of other deities and found several discrepancies myself. I guess I was somewhat more trusting of his account of the order of the gospels. That doesn't seem like something a Fundy would have gotten wrong. I'll check this out further. Thank you for sharing!