The Synoptic Relationship : The Four Source Hypothesis

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To analysis the synoptic relationship is to show the significance of the Synoptic Problem. In the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, and Luke are known as the Synoptic Gospels. All three of them share some of the same stories and some common materials, such as some of the arrangements of the common material follow Mark’s order and some common material from Matthew or Luke are different from Mark’s order, and then some agree with Mark’s order. According to the Eight General Rules of the Synoptic, Matthew includes roughly 90% of Mark and Luke includes roughly 50%. Since Mark is shorter than either Matthew or Luke, it includes a much smaller percentage of each of them. There are three theories that have been discussed to solve the Synoptic…show more content…
For example, Matthew 4:17 reads, “From that time Jesus began to preach and say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” and Mark 1:15 reads, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” The most important thing that these two scriptures have in common from the start is that Jesus is the speaker, due to it being written in “red.” This is the first agreement that both share in characterize of Jesus. Before viewing Matthew 4:17, let review back to Chapter 1, 2, and 3, in these three chapters, there is the ‘The Book of Generation, the Birth of the Messiah, and John the Baptist Preaching. In viewing Chapter one, Jesus comes down the blood line of David, which is prophecy in the Old Testament (2 Samuel 7:12). Matthew is speaking of God’s covenant with David that has been prophecy about God establishing and fulfilling a kingdom to come. This scripture falls, right in place after Jesus’ baptism, the temptation in the wilderness and John the Baptist is taken into custody, and the Sermon on the Mount, known as “The Beatitudes.” Matthew 4:17 is sandwiched in the middle of all of this Chaos that is going on between “The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah” and “The Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes.” In reading, Matthew 4:17, Jesus was announcing that “He has come.” For He stated, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” This
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