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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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