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Parallel Gospels A Synopsis of Early Christian Writing



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Parallel Gospels: A Synopsis of Early Christian Writingis an indispensable guide that enables readers to examine more easily how and where the early Christian gospels--Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Thomas, and Q--agree and disagree. Using his own unique approach to translating the original Greek texts into English, Zeba A. Crook offers the most literal, word-for-word translation available, helping readers to compare the structure, order, style, theology, and vocabulary of each gospel with the others. FEATURES: * The word-for-word translation (one English word for every Greek word) allows readers who are not proficient in ancient languages to accurately compare the various versions of the gospels * A detailed Introduction explains the purpose of this book, while a "How to Read a Synopsis" section outlines how to use it * Synoptic Study Guides clarify and expand on concepts covered in the gospels and in biblical scholarship * A Glossary of Greek Terms enables students to look up every English word in the translation and find the Greek word behind it Ideal for university and seminary courses in the New Testament, the Gospels, the historical Jesus, and Christian origins/early Christianity,Parallel Gospelsis also an invaluable resource for clergy and interested lay readers. PACKAGING & SAVINGS Consider packaging this book withThe New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings,Fifth Edition, orA Brief Introduction to the New Testament,Second Edition, both by Bart D. Ehrman, for use in your course and SAVE YOUR STUDENTS 20%! Please contact your Oxford University Press sales representative at 800.280.0280 for details.

Author Biography

Zeba A. Crook is Associate Professor in Religious Studies at Carleton University. He is the author or editor of several books and many articles in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins, and sits on the executive and steering committees of several scholarly societies.

Table of Contents

How to Read a Synopsis
Synopsis Outlineptic Study Guides
Index of Pericope Headings
Prologues & Infancy Narratives
Synoptic Study Guide 1. Source Criticism/Synoptic Problem
The Start of the Galilean Ministry
Synoptic Study Guide 2. Two-Document Hypothesis
Synoptic Study Guide 3. Double Tradition/Reconstruction of Q
Synoptic Study Guide 4. Triple Tradition
Matthew's Sermon on the Mount
Synoptic Study Guide 5. The Griesbach/Two-Gospel Hypothesis
Synoptic Study Guide 6. Problems with the Two Gospel/Griesbach Hypothesis
The Galilean Ministry Continues
Luke's Sermon on the Plain
The Galilean Ministry Continues Again
Synoptic Study Guide 7. Farrer Hypothesis/Mark without Q
Synoptic Study Guide 8. Mark-Q Overlaps
Synoptic Study Guide 9. Problems with the 2DH: Minor Agreements
Synoptic Study Guide 10. Special Matthew
Luke's Journey Towards Jerusalem
Synoptic Study Guide 11. Special Luke
Jesus' Ministry in Judea
Synoptic Study Guide 12. Redaction Criticism
Jesus in Jerusalem
Synoptic Study Guide 13. Gospel of Thomas and the Synoptics
The Passion Narratives
Synoptic Study Guide 14. John's Relationship to the Synoptics
Synoptic Study Guide 15. Problems with the 2DH: Major Minor Agreements?
Resurrection Narratives
Synoptic Study Guide 16. Problems with the Farrer Hypothesis
Synoptic Study Guide 17. The End of Mark
Vocabulary Key

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