Chronological Order of Writing of the Gospels and Their Audiences

In reading the first couple of verses of Luke, I considered when it might have been written.  That caused me to think about what order the Gospels were likely written in, perhaps giving a some sense for each of their purpose.  I believe it was likely: MarkMatthewLukeJohn Here's why: Mark Mark is the shortest of … Continue reading Chronological Order of Writing of the Gospels and Their Audiences

Important Parties and the Intertestamental Period

The NIV Study Bible entry on the Intertestimental Period helped me formulate the table below. Party Name Sadducees Pharisees Essenes Centered In Temple Synagogue Wilderness Writing Focus Torah Only “Law” Dead Sea Scrolls Power Base Greek Gov’t. Common People Outcasts Mindset Nation/State Diaspora Separate Description Ruling Class, including the High Priest, corruptly dependent on Greek … Continue reading Important Parties and the Intertestamental Period

Chronology of First Part of The Second Galilean Ministry

This entry discusses the Chronology about the following events in my Harmony of the Gospels Jesus returns to Galilee and preaches Healing of the nobleman's son Jesus rejected at Nazareth and  Removal to Capernaum A Glorious Sabbath Day: Casting out an unclean spirit The mother of Peter's wife is healed Healing in the evening Discourse … Continue reading Chronology of First Part of The Second Galilean Ministry

Commentary on the Early Part of A Second Galilean Ministry

The following is commentary on the Harmony of the Gospel entries about these events. Jesus returns to Galilee and preaches Jesus rejected at Nazareth Casting out an unclean spirit  Peter called to catch men; his heart touched. Jesus returns to Galilee and preaches Matthew Mark Luke John 17  ¶ From that time Jesus began to … Continue reading Commentary on the Early Part of A Second Galilean Ministry

Timings Around John the Baptist’s Ministry

The following outlines the timing of the following events in the New Testament: The beginning of John's ministry Warning to Pharisees and Sadducees Call to repentance Baptism of Jesus The Fast in the Wilderness and Temptation of Jesus A Week of Activity John the Baptist's testimony John's disciples follow Jesus Jesus departs for Galilee Marriage … Continue reading Timings Around John the Baptist’s Ministry