Harmony - Disharmony in the Gospels
Was much of the Gospel Material Originally Independent Units? I am sure that each apostle taught new believers about Jesus and they used their eyewitness accounts of many events in Jesus' life. We have no written record or document from any of the apostles other than the Bible, but Luke refers to many other writings, so we must assume others existed. This does not necessarily suggest that they accepted them or they would have preserved and canonized them. From the structure and content of the Gospels one concludes that Mark was the working document for the Gospels and based on the "disharmony," the other writers added from their personal knowledge other events in Christ's life. Also they added some events in chronological order, as Matthew did for his accounts of Joseph's activities and Luke did about the announcements of the births of Jesus and John the Baptist. I think the final document, THE GOSPEL, was never completed or was lost. Nevertheless, with all four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we have all the information that they meant for a single document, and it is available to us. This presentation provides the data from Scripture that points to a concerted effort to write one document.
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