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Religion essay1 - Danny Olmeda The canonical Gospels of...

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Danny Olmeda The canonical Gospels of Jesus Christ all have one purpose in common, to spread the word of Jesus Christ. Though they share this goal, these books go about it in different ways. It is thought that the author of Matthew read the Gospel of Mark before writing his Gospel due to a plethora of similarities. This maybe true, but both authors go about conveying their message using different themes, which result with some major differences. The gospels of Mark and Matthew are two examples of books with the same purpose but with different means of accomplishing that purpose. The book of Matthew is very much about Jesus’ teaching and the author telling that He is truly the Son of God. While Mark is devoted to the actions of Jesus Christ and in a different way showing that Jesus is the Son of God. Through out the gospels many stories remain constant, even to the point of being almost identical. For example the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 people, where Jesus came to a shore and had compassion for the 5000 thousand people that He saw and fed all of them with 5 loaves of bread and two fish. The books do conflict a little bit, in Mark Jesus “…Taught them many things…because they were like sheep with out a shepherd…”(Mk 6:34). In Matthew the next part read that He “healed their sick” (Mt 14:14). Then there are some striking similarities such as the quote from Jesus, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves."(Mt 14:15) Mark then reads, "This is a lonely place, and the hour is now late; send them away, to go into the country and villages round about and buy themselves something to eat."(Mk 6:35-36) This story from two different books of
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the Bible is very much the same, just told from two different viewpoints. The difference
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course RELI 10033 taught by Professor Low during the Fall '07 term at TCU.

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Religion essay1 - Danny Olmeda The canonical Gospels of...

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