Differences Of Synoptic Gospels In The Bible

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Synoptic gospels refer to the gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke. These gospels contain similar content and seem to flow in the same sequence. They are however different in contrast when compared to the gospel of John. Some of the differences include:
i. The Omission by John of Material Found In the Synoptic.
The gospel of John does not reflect some important episode of Jesus’ ministry mentioned in synoptic gospels. They include Jesus’ transfiguration, the institution of the Lord’s Supper and the temptation of Jesus (Luke 4:1-13). Similarly, there is no mention of any instance of Jesus casting out demons while the Lord 's sermon on the mountain is also not mentioned. ii. Inclusion by John Of Material Not Found In the Synoptic
The gospel of John also includes a substantial amount of content which is not found in the synoptic gospel. For instance, the storyline of Jesus’ early Galilean ministry (John 2—4), is not found in the synoptic gospel. Similar to Lazarus’ resurrection (John 11), the extended farewell discourse (John 13—17) and Jesus’ prior visit to Jerusalem (Harris, 2014).
References
Harris, S. L. (2014). The New Testament: A Student 's Introduction (8th ed.). Dubuque: McGraw-Hill Education

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The Greek word logos when translated into English means “Word.” Long before the birth of Christ, a Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, had used the word logos to describe a universal force that he had envisioned to govern the universe. Similarly, the Jews also view the word as
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