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[Synoptic-L] Macrostructure

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  • Tim Reynolds
    The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001. Synoptic Gospels (snp´tk) (KEY) [Gr. synopsis=view together], the first three Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and
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      The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001.

      Synoptic Gospels



      (snp´tk) (KEY) [Gr. synopsis=view together], the first three
      Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke),
      considered as a unit. They bear greater similarity to each other
      than any of them does to John, which
      differs from them also in purpose. The question of the relations
      between the three is called the Synoptic
      problem. Most Protestant and some Roman Catholic scholars agree that
      Matthew and Luke were written
      later than Mark, which they followed closely. Matthew then divided
      Mark into five portions and used them in
      order, separating them by other material. Luke divided the book only
      in two, nine chapters being inserted
      between. ...

      I've never seen the overall structural situation laid out so succintly.
      Is this the picture?

      Tim Reynolds
      Long Beach

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