Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke

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Synoptic Gospel Outline #1

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JESUS'  BACKGROUND
Line Subject Matt 1- 4 Mark 1 Luke 1- 3  Other  
1 Opening Matt 1:1 Mark 1:1 Luke 1:1-4  John 1:1-18 
2 Jesus' Lineage Matt 1:2-17   [see line 19]  
3 John's Birth Announced     Luke 1:5-25  
4 Jesus' Birth Announced Matt 1:18-25   Luke 1:26-38  
5 Mothers of Jesus & John     Luke 1:39-56  
6 John born     Luke 1:57-80  
7 Jesus born Matt 2:1-12   Luke 3:1-20  
8 Circumcision     Luke 2:21-38  
9 Escape from slaughter Matt 2:13-21      
10 Move to Nazareth Matt 2:22-23   Luke 2:39-40  
11 Bar Mitzvah     Luke 2:41-52  
12 John baptizes in wilderness Matt 3:1-3, 5-6 Mark 1:2-5 Luke 3:1-6 John 1:23,28
13 John's clothes & food Matt 3:4 Mark 1:6    
14 John calls for repentance Matt 3:7-10   Luke 3:7-9  
15 John's ethical teaching     Luke 3:10-14  
16 John describes successor Matt 3:7-10 Mark 1:7-8 Luke 3:15-18  John 1:26-27  
17 John imprisoned [see line 22] [see line 22] Luke 3:19-20 John 3:24
18 Jesus baptized Matt 3:13-17 Mark 1:9-11 Luke 3:21-22 John 1:32-34
19 Jesus' Lineage [see line 2]   Luke 3:23-38  
20 Jesus tested in wilderness Matt 4:1-2 Mark 1:12-13 Luke 4:1-2  
21 Debate with devil Matt 4:3-11   Luke 4:3-13  

Code Key  Source
   Triple tradition: passage in Matt, Mark & Luke   Mark*
   Double tradition (1): passage in Matt + Mark or Mark + Luke     Mark*
   Double tradition (2): passage in Matt + Luke but not Mark   Q*
   Single tradition (1): passage only in Mark   Mark
   Single tradition (2): passage only in Matt   Matt
   Single tradition (3): passage only in Luke   Luke
   No parallel material in this gospel  
   Parallel material in John
Matt 5:3  Key words to aid comparison of variant versions.
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 Key element(s) in other versions missing in this gospel  
[see line 5]  Related passage in different sequence. Click to navigate.  

3

 Pericope in English. Click title to navigate.  

12

 Pericope in both English and Greek. Click title to navigate.  

* Sources according to Two Source hypothesis

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