What is the Synoptic Problem - Jamaica J. Marjadas BSA-I...

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Jamaica J. Marjadas BSA-I December 13, 2010 REED 20 TTH 7:30- 9:00 1. What is the Synoptic Problem? What is the major consensus regarding its solution? The synoptic problem is an investigation into the existence and nature of the literary interrelationship among the first three "synoptic" gospels. It concerns the literary relationships between and among the first three canonical gospels, those of Mark, Matthew, and Luke. Ultimately, the explanation as to why the Synoptic Gospels are so similar is that they are all inspired by the same Holy Spirit, and are all written by people who witnessed, or were told about, the same events. Each of the gospels is ultimately inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20- 21); therefore, we should expect coherence and unity. This also suggests that in some way the Synoptic Gospels are more or less dependent on one another, though there are differences on form and content. Despite of their literary relationship, the three Synoptic Gospels are unique from each other because they were composed by different authors at
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