Sources for The Story of Jesus
And The Synoptic Problem
The Sources of information on Jesus life:
A. _The Canonical gospels_
B. _The New Testament apocryphal gospels_
A. _The Pauline Epistles_
B. _The Acts of the Apostles_
C. _Early Ch
The Inter-Testamental Period
722 B.C. The Northern Kingdom fell to Assyria
587 B.C. The Southern Kingdom fell to Babylon
_Persian Period_ (536 B.C. - 334 B.C.)
536 B.C. - Cyrus conquered Babylon and assumed control of Judea
What the Gospels do not contain:
What the Gospels do contain:
I. Relationship to Mark
A. Matthew contains about _80%_ of the material contained in Mark.
B. Much of the Matthean storyline is _parallel_ to the Marcan storyline.
Book of Acts is Volume II of Lukes work.
Date Between 60A.D. and 64 A.D. Closer to 64 most people would say. Book of Act ends
with Paul in prison in Rome for 2 years.
Occasion Paul was in prison and there are question that are
The Story/Chronology of Jesus Life
_Jesuss Birth and Childhood_
A. Prelude to the Gospel (John 1:1 13)
1. The Pre-existence of the Messiah (John 1:1 5)
2. The herald of Messiah (John 1:6 9)
3. The Gospel/good news of Messiah (John 1:10 14)
4. The good
Relationship to the Synoptics
A. John contains about _30%_ of the material contained in the Synoptics.
B. The Johanine storyline is parallel to the Synoptics in only a _very broad_ sense.
1. All agree on _birth_, _ministry_, _death_, and
The World of Jesus in His Jewish homeland:
Inter-Testamental Period Religious Groups/Sects
In the first-century A.D. the population of Palestine was about 1 to 2 million people. About
5,000-6,000 were Jews, most of whom lived in Judea. Jerusalem had 25,00
1. What book was written to vindicate Israels need for a king? Judges
2. In what year did Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians take Jerusalem? 587 B.C.
3. Which book best demonstrates how Gods sovereign care and protection extends
I. Relationship to Matt. & Mark
A. About _35%_ of Lukes material is the same as Marks material.
B. About _20%_ of Lukes material is the same as Matthews material.
C. Luke departs from Marks narrative more than does Matthew.
D. The Gospel of Luke is t
I. Relationship to Matt. & Luke
A. Mark seems to begin in the 2nd year of Jesus ministry (1:14).
B. Skips an initial Judean ministry.
C. 80% of Mark is contained in Matthew.
D. 65% of Mark is contained in Luke.
A. John Mark (Acts 12:12
The New Testament, What is It?
The New Testament was written from about A.D._45_ to A.D. _95_
in Koine _Greek_.
The books were written separately, circulated, and eventually gathered into a canon
The two main criteria used by the early church for canonizi
Name _Trinh Nguyen_
Banned from the Bible
Video Viewing Guide
Purpose of viewing video - to show the doctrinal and authorial issues involved in the exclusion
of most Judeo-Christian works of the Old and New Testament Apocrypha.
Note how the scholars in th
Old Testament Background for the New Testament
Covenant sharing of life covenant
Old Testament 4 life covenants
New Testament 1 life covenant
I. Covenant through Adam and Eve
A. Where Found: Genesis chapters 1-5
B. For Whom: for all people
C. Sign: There