Analysis Of Mark And The Gospel Of Matthew

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In the Bible, several verses convey the same event or message that is told in another verse, but the context or delivery of the story or message differs from each other, because the authors want to convey a different message in each scene. An example of an event conveyed in two different verses is Mark 6:45–52 and Matthew 14:22–33. Both verses recall the events of The Walking on the Water. To summarize the scene, the Walking on Water is about the events immediately after the Feeding of the Five Thousand where Jesus prays on a mountain. Eventually, the disciples struggle with a storm, and Jesus is able to catch up with them by walking on the water. At first, the disciples believe that Jesus is a ghost, but he is able to convince them that he indeed walked on the water. As the storm calms down, Jesus has his doubts about whether the disciples understand the miracles.
It is noted that the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Matthew tells various events in a different manner or perspective, and have an effect on how The Walking on the Water is retold. Concerning the complete Gospel of Mark, "The story is told with an unusual urgency" (Powell, p. 40), and "Emphasize Jesus 's deeds over his words" (Powell, p. 41). In terms of theology, this presents people in general in a neutral fashion, while presenting Jesus as a god, and less as a person.
In comparison to the Gospel of Mark, "The fulfillment of prophecy is an important theme in Matthew" (Powell, p. 69), and the
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