Theo Luke Chs 1-2 & Matthew Chs 1-2

Theo Luke Chs 1-2 & Matthew Chs 1-2 - the ones they...

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NT THEO 220-02 The first two chapters of Luke and Matthew have both similarities and differences. In both stories, the angel Gabriel came to Earth and foretold of the birth of the Savior. The angel also says that Mary and Joseph are to name the child Jesus. Both Gospels have the same locations, such as Jesus was born in Nazareth. Matthew is much shorter than Luke. Luke has additional stories not found in Matthew. Some examples of stories found only in Luke include the one about John the Baptist’s conception and birth, Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, and young Jesus in the Temple. Matthew discusses King Herod’s fear and subsequent genocide of all male babies under the age of two, which Luke does not mention. Not only do Matthew and Luke differ in what stories are told, but
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Unformatted text preview: the ones they have in common are not identical. For instance, Matthew tells of how three wise men went to see Jesus in Bethlehem. However, Luke says it was shepherds who went to see him. Also, Gabriel tells Mary of Jesus’ conception in Luke, while Matthew says it was Joseph who was told of the matter. The overall writing styles of the Gospels are different as well. Matthew seems to really focus on how Jesus fulfilled all these old Hebrew prophecies. He even listed out a genealogy tracing Jesus back to King David. Luke concentrates more on interactions with others. Luke talks about how young Jesus astonishes the teachers at the temple with his understanding and knowledge. He also talks more about tradition such as circumcision and presenting Jesus at the Temple which every male must do....
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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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