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12,365. If you just put the Gospels in a kind of chronological order it’s actually layered. You can just peel off the layers like a sort of forensic investigation. At the bottom you’ve got that core story of Mark – Mark was our earliest Gospel ... Matthew who writes next has ratcheted it up considerably – Pilate washes his hands; his wife has a dream; Jesus is a righteous man; don’t bother him. And the Jews take on the guilt. And then you go to Luke – it’s the Mark story but it’s amped up, and it’s getting louder and louder. And the basic idea is Pilate was just an innocent bystander, an unnecessary part of the story. And then John – he has them almost having a philosophical discussion. We are removing completely I think out of the realm of just straight history. (Bible & New Testament & Jesus & Gospels & Matthew & Mark & Luke & John) Professor James Tabor
12,377. Luke and Matthew probably wrote some time in the eighties or nineties of the first century. We’ve actually no idea who Luke is. Most people nowadays don’t think he was an eye-witness of events. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Gospels & Luke & Matthew) Professor Helen Bond
57,282. Only Luke actually has angels in his account [of Christ’s birth]. (Luke & Angels) Professor Helen Bond
12,419. According to Luke, John the Baptist surfaces in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius. The year 29 C.E. So if Jesus is 30 in 29 C.E. this suggests the year 1 B.C.E. as a possible birth date. Jesus would need to be at least three years older to live in the time of Herod the Great, or seven years younger to be subjected to the Roman census. Therefore, at least a decade’s discrepancy is evident within Luke’s conflicting version of events. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Gospel & Luke & John the Baptist & Herod) Mystery Files: Jesus
12,422. I do not think the Nativity story in either Matthew or Luke is historical ... Parable rather than history. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Matthew & Luke & Gospels) John Dominic Crossan, Biblical historian
12,718. Everything would be a Roman church. And that’s the story Luke wants to tell. (Christianity & Catholicism & Luke) John Dominic Crossan
12,537. Luke 22: 43-44 were never part of the original Gospel ... Jesus’s blood is likened to drops of blood falling. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Luke) Excavating the Empty Tomb
12,539. Inserted later: Luke 24:12 and Luke 24:51. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Luke) ibid.
11,925. Matthew and Luke may have copied the work of Mark. (Bible & New Testament & Gospels & Matthew & Mark & Luke) Mysteries of the Bible: Who Wrote the Bible?