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Instructions For this question, you will write about the portraits of Jesus according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John that were covered in the course. Provide three elements for each evangelist, and briefly explain why the element you listed fits that particular gospel. Your answer should include 12 entries (three per gospel). Each entry is worth 6 points, for a total of 72 points. Use the sample format below for each gospel: (Name of Gospel author) 1. 2. 3. You may refer to the Bible and your textbooks in answering this question, though you must use parenthetical citations to document the source (for the New Testament, include chapter and verse). (Points : 72) Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are regarded as synoptic gospels. This is because they all contain similar stories which have the same chronology. The four gospels were seen to be a compelling portrait of Jesus Christ. Many scholars argue that mark was the oldest. All these gospels portray Jesus in different ways. Matthew Matthew was written for the Jews. This gospel described Jesus as the Messiah who the Israelites expected. From the gospel, he is regarded as the lion of Judah. This is proven by the fact that the gospel makes a lot of references to the Old Testament which correspond to the Jesus’ ministry. Matthew also associates Jesus with conservative Jewish tradition of the Mosaic Law. He is portrayed as harsh as

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