Hyper-Synopsis     Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke 

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  Greek synopsis  


Matt 27 Mark 15 Luke 23
        34 [[And Jesus said,
          "Father, forgive them;
          for they know not what they do."]]
35 <Now> when   And   And
  they had crucified him,* 24 they <crucify> him,*    
          they cast lots
  they divided his garments   and <divide> his garments   to divide his garments
  among them   among them    
  by casting lots;   by casting lots;    
      to decide what each should take.    
    25 And it was the third hour,    
      when they crucified him.  

[see Luke 23:33]

36 then they sat down        
  and kept watch over him there.        


 [[  ]] Manuscript evidence for the bracketed words is divided. They are attested in the original text of codices Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, later uncials and all patristic texts, but they are omitted by the oldest papyrus codex of Luke (p75) as well as by most early parchment codices (including Vaticanus and Bezae Cantabrigiensis).  To complicate matters the first corrector of codex Sinaiticus marked them for deletion, while a later editor restored them. Thus, it is uncertain whether they were from the original text of Luke or were an early popular interpolation.  

Color Code
 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel element in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order.
 <says>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
364  Sequence in synoptic outlines
  prior in Matt & Mark     prior in Luke     context     context in Matt & Mark     next in Luke  

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