Exegetical Journal

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Exegetical Journal

Exegetical Journal

The four Gospels of the Christian New Testament can be found in the Book of Gospels. The four gospels include those by Matthew, Luke, Mark and John. Each of the gospels tells us the story of Jesus in different perspectives. Each of these covers vast information about the birth and life of Jesus and shares insights on his teachings for mankind, His victory, His defeats, His parables, His arrest, His trail, His crucifixion, resurrection and finally ascension to heaven. These gospels provide valuable information for mankind to reflect upon and incorporate in our lives for a better life hereafter (Cross, 2005).


Everything one wants to know about the life of Jesus, the four gospels serve the right purpose. It tells us about Jesus' life, teachings, death and resurrection. The gospels of Matthew and Luke especially accounts for Jesus birth which took place in Bethlehem, which came to be known as Southern Israel later on. The Temple told in Luke provides some information of the youth and early adulthood of Jesus but that provides little literature of that phase in His life. From the age of 30, Jesus was admitted to Christianity and thereon He began public ministry. He began travelling to different places and interacted with different people who all followed His preaching and His way of living. He mostly traveled throughout Galilee, Samaria, and Judea in Palestine from where He also selected disciples to carry forward His ministry after Him. His preaching was based on the kingdom of God, establishing piety and devoutness and He promoted love and forgiveness for all human beings. He performed miracles while traveling and often healed the sick. He was very critical of the hypocrite religious scholars of His time, whom He believed to be living life in dual standards; whereby they believe in Jewish teachings but do not practice them in real life. These scholars condemned what Jesus said and conspired to kill Him in order to have revenge. They all compelled the Roman governor to arrange for Jesus' crucifixion. According to the gospels, Jesus arose from the dead two days after His crucifixion and remained on Erath for another forty days before ascending towards Heaven. According to Him, His death was a part of God's plan for mankind's salvation (Cross, 2005).

The Gospel of John


John's Gospel aimed at strengthening the believe in Jesus by recollecting His teachings for the Christian people. John was Jesus' first cousin. When Jesus was pointed out to be the only person who was the Lamb of God, taking away all evils and sins from the world, it was John who was one of the first disciples of John. Because of his gospels and letters, John came to be known as the apostle of love. He was the only one who died a natural death. John wrote his gospel for Christian believers in Jesus Christ, who were familiar with the three synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which they already had in ...
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