Synoptic Gospels: A key to understanding the Life and teaching of Jesus?

  1. Of the books of Matt, Mark and Luke, which is first?
  2. Looking at the similarities and differences, what pattern or trend can be drawn?
  3. What are some of the drastic differences one finds in the gospel accounts?
  4. Where do the Synoptic Gospels in comparison to the rest of the NT?
  5. Does Matt carries more weight than Mark and Luke?
  6. Is one part of the NT more instructive than another?
  7. If God inspired each of the writings (OT/NT), why do we encounter differences?
  8. Is there a conflict between the writings of Matthew and Paul?

Please, share you understanding and findings to the above questions. CM

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  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 1,720

    @C_M_

    Of the books of Matt, Mark and Luke, which is first?

    I don't know ...

    Looking at the similarities and differences, what pattern or trend can be drawn?

    I don't know what is meant with "pattern or trend" in this context

    What are some of the drastic differences one finds in the gospel accounts?

    The differences are obvious from reading and comparing the records ... so what is this about with "drastic differences" ?

    Where do the Synoptic Gospels in comparison to the rest of the NT?

    Something seems missing in this question ? what did you mean to ask?

    Does Matt carries more weight than Mark and Luke?

    I don't think so ... I consider all to carry equal weight as inspired writings

    Is one part of the NT more instructive than another?

    "More instructive" in what regard? what are you talking about?

    If God inspired each of the writings (OT/NT), why do we encounter differences?

    Differences may be due to a different purpose regarding which aspect of the Messiah each record is meant to convey

    Is there a conflict between the writings of Matthew and Paul?

    I don't think so .... but then, what do you mean with "conflict" in your question?

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