Hyper-Synopsis     Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke 

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  Greek synopsis  


Matt 28   Mark 16  Luke  
8 <And> they departed quickly 8 And they went out and fled and returning
  from the tomb   from the tomb;  

from the tomb

      for trembling and astonishment    
      had come upon them;     
      and they said nothing to any one,    
  with fear ** for they were afraid.    
  and great joy,        
  and ran to tell his disciples.       they told all this to the eleven   
          and to all the rest.


**Note: In the oldest extant codices (Sinaiticus & Vaticanus) & other early eastern witnesses (Clement, Origen, Eusebius plus Syriac & Armenian translations) the gospel of Mark ends unresolved at this point. Most later mss. have a longer ending (traditionally numbered vv. 9-20) which describes a few resurrection appearances, Jesus' ascension & his instruction to evangelize "the whole creation." Since these incidents reflect scenes in either Matthew, Luke or John most modern scholars regard these verses to be a later composition added to harmonize Mark with the other gospels. A briefer summary, without resurrection appearances or ascension but introducing a universal mission of those "around Peter," ends Mark in a few 9th c. mss. 


Color Code
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel elements in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order
 <and>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
385   Sequence in synoptic outlines
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