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The New Testament books describing the life of Jesus: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

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In Ancient Judaism, preserving and accurately copying the scriptures was a task considered to be of the utmost importance. As such, an official Temple position dedicated to this task was created. Su …
answered Nov 12 '15 by ThaddeusB
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usually starts with "the Gospels are anonymous". This is true, but only in the most literal sense possible - by ignoring the "according to X" that precedes each Gospel. By that standard, most books ever … . For example, there are no textual variants of the Gospels that lack the titles. Against the assumption of anonymous originals, research by Martin Hengel into the contemporary practice of book …
answered Sep 8 '15 by ThaddeusB
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Gospel of Matthew has a couple differences when compared to the parallel passages of Mark 2:13-17 and Luke 5:27-32. Most notably, Matthew calls the tax collector "Matthew" while the other Gospels call … him "Levi". Yet all three Gospels list Matthew, not Levi, as a disciple of Jesus in their lists of the 12 (Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-18; Luke 6:13-16). Matthew's list, however, does have a difference …
answered Sep 8 '15 by ThaddeusB
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Logically, there are two possibilities: either Jesus himself said such things or they were added to the tradition at a later date. Neither view offers a clear-cut explanation, so a wide variety of id …
answered Aug 19 '15 by ThaddeusB