Dating new testament books

21 Apr

An additional point to make about the relationship between Mark and Matthew is that the connection between the two books is a written connection rather than an oral connection.

In other words, the connection is not due to an account passed down by word of mouth, but rather, one book used a written copy of the other.

In addition, tens of thousands of their countrymen were dead and hundreds of their villages burned to the ground.

2-3] One clear example of the connection between the gospels is the story of the man who was sick of the palsy (Mark 2:1-12, Matt 9:1-8 and Luke -26).

The accounts are so similar that even a little parenthesis -"he said top the paralytic"- occurs in all three accounts in exactly the same place.

Of the 661 verses in Mark, Matthew reproduces 606 of them and Luke reproduces 320 of them.

Of the 55 verses in Mark but not Matthew, 31 are present in Luke.[William Barclay, The Gospel of Mark, pp.