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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Bible. -- N.T. -- Gospels. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Bible. -- N.T. -- Gospels. -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-336) and indexes

Statementedited by Markus Bockmuehl and Donald A. Hagner
ContributionsBockmuehl, Markus N. A, Hagner, Donald Alfred
LC ClassificationsBS2555.52 .W75 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 360 p. ;
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18191013M
ISBN 100521832853, 0521540402

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In this tour de force, the author takes us on a journey in search of a mysterious Gospel (according to Matthias, the thirteenth apostle) written in ancient Meroitic, a mysterious language which at the end of the book turns out to be Greek written in special characters/5(51). Leading experts in New Testament studies discuss the origins, composition and reception of the canonical gospels in the early church. Beginning with the earliest oral forms during the lifetime of Jesus, this book traces the gospel's reception among pagans, Jews and Christians - down to the emergence of the first commentaries. This is a chronological presentation of the four Gospels. As such, there will be blank areas on the page--if that particular Gospel does not present the account. If all four columns of the page have writing, then all four Gospels presented the account. If only one Gospel presents the account, then only one column will have the Scripture passage/5(29). The written gospel. This book comprehensively surveys the origin, production and reception of the canonical gospels in the early church.

A gospel is a written account of the life and teaching of Jesus term originally means the Christian message itself, but in the 2nd century it came to be used also for the books in which the message was set out.. The four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John comprise the first four books of the New Testament of the Bible and were probably written between AD 66 and Question: "When were the Gospels written?" Answer: It is important to understand that the dating of the Gospels and other New Testament books is at best an educated guess and at worst foolish speculation. For example, suggested dates for the writing of the Gospel of Matthew range from as early as A.D. 40 to as late as A.D. Matthew Matthew is the first book of the New Testament and was written by the Apostle Matthew (also known as Levi). He was a tax collector who followed Jesus as one of His disciples. As with many books in the Bible, an exact date of writing is hard to figure out.   The Gospel written by Mark is the shortest. It is an ideal source to quickly gain an essential understanding of who Jesus is and what he did. The Gospel written by Dr. Luke contains details and information not included by Matthew and Mark, serving to .

  The Gospels recount the story of Jesus Christ, each of the four books giving us a unique perspective on his life. They were written between A.D. , with the exception of John's Gospel, which was written around A.D. Authorship and genre. The Gospel of Mark is anonymous. It was written in Greek for a gentile audience, probably in Rome, although Galilee, Antioch (third-largest city in the Roman Empire, located in northern Syria), and southern Syria have also been suggested. Early Christian tradition attributes it to the John Mark mentioned in Acts, but scholars generally reject this as an attempt to link. The Gospel of John is the fourth of the canonical gospels. Like the other gospels it is anonymous, although it identifies an unnamed "disciple whom Jesus loved" as the source of its reached its final form around AD 90–, most likely within a "Johannine community", but the reconstruction of this community, and therefore the social, religious and historical context of the.   Although the Gospel is ostensibly written by St. John the Apostle, “the beloved disciple” of Jesus, there has been considerable discussion of the actual identity of the author.