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  • n. the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view


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  • The Gospels are unanimous in portraying Jesus in distress, but the synoptics provide some telling details upon which Mark and Matthew mostly agree, details that Luke compresses, and John omits entirely.

    Palm Sunday

  • Now, according to the synoptics, Judas “had given them [the crowd] a sign, saying ‘The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him and lead him away under guard’” (Mark 14: 44).

    Palm Sunday

  • The passage is fully consistent with information that could have been gotten in innumerable ways, from actually reading one of the synoptics to a second-hand report of a 'confession', either in the sense of the proclamation of a street preacher or extracted under torture.

    Tacitus on Mythicism

  • John leaves out a lot of things found in the synoptics because of reasons other than embarrasment – like the Eucharist which he alludes to in chapter 6 in a highly creative rewriting of the story.

    More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels: Messiahs, Wisdom and Jesus

  • I think John was just as aware as the synoptics that Jesus was baptised by John, and he had to tackle the problem that contemporary disciples of JB and other Jews could and did argue with Christians that Jesus must have been minor to JB since he was baptised by him and not the other way around.

    More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels: Messiahs, Wisdom and Jesus

  • Yeh, I suppose that one could in theory imagine that Paul and the synoptics got their "mythological" story of the Last Supper words from some common, unknown written source.

    Not All Atheists Are Mythicists

  • The Jesus of the synoptics also told how to "inherit eternal life" in broad daylight when questioned several times.

    Is John 3 Meant To Be A Historically Plausible Narrative?

  • I have never argued that Paul got the Lord´s supper from the synoptics.

    Not All Atheists Are Mythicists

  • The synoptics clearly also have a layer of Marcionism being covered over by proto-orthodox revisionism just like John.

    The Kingdom of God

  • But I managed to prove to you that at least ONE saying attributed to Jesus in the synoptics also appears in Paul´s letters which conclusively disproves your assertion that not "ANY" synoptic parallells are found in Paul.

    Not All Atheists Are Mythicists


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