Matthew and Luke were both evangelists. They both helped to spread the Gospel, the good news of Jesus. Their telling of the Gospel is very similar, yet very different at the same time. They are similar because they both tell the same story. Meanwhile they are different because the events aside from the fact that Jesus was born are all very different. Specifically the infancy narratives differ in particular ways that may cause the audience to question which infancy narrative is more correct. This essay will compare the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke and will show how the infancy narrative of Luke previews the themes of Luke’s Gospel. The infancy narrative of Matthew occurs in the first two chapters of Matthew’s Gospel. Matthew begins with “The Genealogy of Jesus”. Similarly Luke’s Gospel contains Jesus’ Genealogy as well. But, unlike Matthew, Luke includes the genealogy in the third chapter of Luke’s Gospel. The Genealogy is perhaps more important to Matthew because it serves as evidence of who Jesus is and why he would be significant. The genealogy is specifically placed before any of the miracle events. Luke put Jesus’ Genealogy in the third chapter after the infancy narrative. Also, …show more content…
Luke begins with the infancy of John the Baptist in contrast Matthew doesn’t include John the Baptist’s infancy narrative at all. John the Baptist’s birth was a miracle as well as Jesus’ birth. According to Ian Peter Pells, the structure in Luke’s Gospel starts “chapters one and two with parallel description of the births of John the Baptist and Jesus” (Pells, 66). This could be a preview to Jesus’s birth, which would explain why Luke would want to include John the Baptist’s birth. Luke is emphasizing that Jesus’s birth was foreseen. John the Baptist is also the one to baptize Jesus later in the Gospel. And this event of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist is told in both
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N.T. Wright, in his book Simply Jesus, splits his work into three sections: who Jesus was, what he did, and why he matters. All three of his points in the book are connected to help give the reader a better understanding of how complicated Jesus really was. If a single point was unknown to mankind, the other two points would become useless, without knowing who he was, we could not know what he did, or why it mattered, also not knowing what he did would make him insignificant to us, and lastly, not knowing why he matters would make any person think that he is just another revolutionary man. N.T. Wright wants the reader of the book to be able to put these three points together to make sense of the whole situation. The first thing the reader
Mark 's Jesus: Jesus in the Gospel of Mark is very human like. The Gospel of Mark tells Jesus 's story in story form (beginning to end) and has meant teachings throughout it. Mark emphasised his human traits and emotions. He showed everyone that Jesus was a Jew, he was poor, gentile, loving and compassionate. He also showed Jesus 's anger and fear, all of these characteristics make him easy to relate to, and acts like a sign of comfort for many.
First off, the evidence that Luke may not be the writer of the Gospel bearing his name is that the books of Luke nor Acts, records him by his name in any way, shape, or fashion (“Did Luke Write The Gospels Of Luke?”, n.d.). Unfortunately, each of these books was written technically anonymous. Another thing scholar question, is if Luke was the author, then why would he write in the first person; however, quickly change to third person narrative? We know from this author, he did travel with Paul and speaks of specific events, which now leads back to Luke being just that the author of both. With this said, how can we ignore the evidence that points to Luke being the writer of the Gospel of Luke as he had such a knowledge of Paul travels, actions,
Therefore, the similarity between them shines brightly. Both, Luke and Jesus, fight for the good of Mankind, shown through their long, and deadly fight against evil(Kershner). Each fights against an “Unbeatable” evil to save mankind. The two savior's start from humble dwellings, and receive a very wise, powerful,
As said in a review of the overall story, “the conversations seem a natural outgrowth of Luke’s faith, that faith based in rituals outlined in intimate detail in the first half of the story [...] and when Luke’s faith is tested by Jennifer’s car accident, he will fall back on his spiritual life and act, not think”
Also being with jen and talking to her has shown him how other third children think in situations. These events in the story, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, have caused Luke to expand as a dynamic character. Luke is more knowledgeable by the end of the book because he reacts differently to situations. Luke has become more of a dynamic character because in the beginning of the story he always was truthful. Now he doesn't tell the secrets or questions that are on his mind.
While writing his eyes are filled with tears and his heart swell with adoration. After writing about crucifixion, he plans to add more after gathering information from Mary and Jesus’ disciples. He visits many places and gets firsthand information about Jesus. The physician meets James and John ‘Sons of thunderstorm’ (465),informs them that he is a Christian and about the gospel he is writing. John starts explaining about Christ’s miracles and His teachings, John the Baptist and the great revelations.
Overall the Gospel of Luke has six major themes/concerns. They are as follows: the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Christology, prayer, Jesus' association with the marginalized, the universality and legality of Christianity, the Genealogy of Christ, and Jesus as a Saviour. The theme of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Christology, Luke appeals and references the Holy Spirit in writings more so that is referenced in the gospels of Matthew and Mark. Likewise, in the Gospel of Luke, the Holy Spirit has been depicted much more in Jesus ministry than what was presented in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. Furthermore, Luke's use of Spiritology placed an emphasis on the role of the Spirit in Jesus' ministry and performance of miracles.
The book of Luke is known as a “Gospel” and was written by Luke himself. Luke was both a historian and medical doctor, so therefore has a unique understanding of the narrative of the Gospel and offers an even more unique perspective. Luke’s name does not appear in the book, but there is much evidence that points to him as the author. This Gospel is the follow up volume to the book of Acts, and the wording and structure of these two books indicate that both were very likely written by the same person. Both of Luke’s works are addressed to the same person, Theophilus, and the second volume references the first volume.