The aim of this new Gospel Synopsis is to enhance the study of the Synoptic Gospels and provide insights into the synoptic problem through a clear presentation of the Greek text. Jenny Read-Heimerdinger and Josep Rius-Camps set out the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke in turn, comparing each line by line with the other two. A further innovative feature is that the text is presented according to two important Gospel manuscripts, Codex Bezae and Codex Vaticanus, rather than the usual eclectic edition of the Greek New Testament. Thus, not only are the differences between the Gospels clearly visible but also, the complexity of their relationship is more easily identified through the comparison of two divergent manuscripts representative of distinct traditions.
About the Author
Jenny Read-Heimerdinger, PhD (1994), LicDD (2010), University of Wales, works as a postgraduate supervisor at that University. She has published linguistic and textual research on the Gospels and Acts, focusing on issues related to Second Temple Judaism.Josep Rius-Camps is a priest of the Diocese of Barcelona and is Emeritus Professor at the Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya in Spain. He has published extensively, especially on the distinctive authorial perspectives of the text of Codex Bezae.