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'Luke's Gospel is the same as Matthew and Mark's Gospels.' Discuss this statement in the light of what you have studied regarding the Synoptic question, your answer should contain both agreement and disagreement with the above statement.

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'Luke's Gospel is the same as Matthew and Mark's Gospels.' Discuss this statement in the light of what you have studied regarding the Synoptic question, your answer should contain both agreement and disagreement with the above statement. (5) The above statement one could argue that the statement above is wrong and one could also say that it is true. There ways in which it agrees and disagrees with the statement above regarding Luke's Gospel. One could put forward the argument that it is the same is in the fact that even though Luke's Gospel contains 1150 verses (100%), 350 verses (17%) ...read more.

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But a verse that they both contain is the death and resurrection of Jesus. Luke 23: 44- 49 (death of Jesus) and Luke 24: 1-12 (resurrection of Jesus) Mark 15: 21- 32 (death of Jesus) and Mark 16: 1-8 (resurrection of Jesus) Matthew 27: 32- 44 (death of Jesus) and Matthew 28: 1- 10 (resurrection of Jesus) But, one could say that the above statement is untrue because the remaining 800 verses (53%) are completely unique towards Luke. Even though Luke has 47% same as two other Gospels, Luke's writing is slightly different and his themes, which make the similar verses seem quite different. ...read more.

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writes short descriptions and are mostly facts, it does not set the scene. Luke emphasises the miracles to show that Jesus is Son of God because if he was not then he would not be able to perform such incredible miracles. Luke also mentions the rights of women and that Jesus was the Saviour of Gentiles and Jews, which is hardly mentioned in Matthew or Mark, probably because it did not seem like the most important factor the Gospel. Luke's Gospel is characterised as Good News to the world, whereas the other two Gospels are not characterised as such but only prove the existence and work of Jesus. In many ways, Luke's Gospel has the same contents as Matthew and Mark, but even so, it is not the same. It only contains similarities. ...read more.

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