Theo ch 6 - had the stories changed over time? This chapter...

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NT THEO 220-02 Ch 6 The Gospels The thing I found most surprising about this chapter concerns the names of the books of the Bible. I always thought that they were named after the person who wrote them. For instance, I though the book of Mark was written by Mark. Many of the names of the books are the names of Jesus’ apostles. I was under the impression that the apostles would have first-hand experience with Jesus and therefore be able to give the most accurate versions and descriptions. That’s why I thought those specific books were included in the Bible, because they are the most reliable. I would like to know more about those individuals who actually wrote the different parts of the Bible. Do we even know who they are? Are they just scribes who had heard the various stories of Jesus’ life? If so, how might they have changed the stories to their own benefit or how
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Unformatted text preview: had the stories changed over time? This chapter discusses the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It points out the similarities and differences in the stories they tell. It talks about how they all give a very similar account of Jesus life, his birth, his deeds, his teachings, and his death. My question is why did they include all four books? It basically says the same story four different times. This really bugs me. Could they not get their point across the first time? It said the main difference between the first three books was the stories they told and how some were elaborated more in one book than another. Is it really that important? If so, why couldnt the church cut and paste different parts so everything was included while having the story of Jesus life only told once?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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