Matthew And Luke Book Comparison Essay

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The book of Matthew and Luke are two complete different stories. Obviously both books talks about the birth of Jesus and how it went down on their version. When reading it there was not many common things to each story. The obvious commonality to each story was that Jesus was born by a virgin named Mary. Both book had very few things in commons and there is a difference between the two. The question is why are these two books different from each other? The summary of Matthew states that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, where his parents are then visited by some wise men who then bear gifts. The wise men followed a star that was rising and then stopped over the place where Jesus was. King Herod the Great heard rumors of a baby named Jesus who is announced the “king of the Jews” (Matthew 2:2). Herod then went on a killing spree; killing all children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under (Matthew 2:16). Jesus family then fled to Egypt to escape the wrath of King Herod. Soon after the death of King Herod, Jesus and his family returned to Israel, but then moved to Nazareth where they called home.
Matthew 1-2 has a dark, evil, obscure tone when reading those chapters. It makes me wonder if the actual author was angry or sad at the time when writing this book. The chapters caught my attention
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The writer could possibly be Greek. Unlike the book of Matthew who writes out the genealogy of Jesus Christ, following the lineage of Joseph. Luke follows the lineage of Mary, the mother of Jesus. There are many characteristics in Luke’s Gospel. Characteristics like salvation, savior, and Holy Spirit. Salvation is an important theme. Jesus is born a Savior (Luke 2:11; cf. 2:30). Also in Luke, the work of the Holy Spirit is emphasized a lot. Jesus is conceived by the Spirit (Luke 1:35), People are filled with the Spirit (Luke 1:15, 41, 67) and inspired by the Spirit (Luke

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