Jesus And Gospels

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Jesus and the Gospels

Jesus and the Gospels


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.


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 (Miller, 1992, pp. 115). 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. 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.

The Gospel of Mark and Luke

The four canonical Gospels are certainly as close as Scripture comes to biography, but whether or not they are biography is - as so much else in genre study - a matter mainly of debate. David Aune, who, along with other New Testament scholars, interprets Gospel as a sub-type of Greco-Roman biography, offers a very general description of the genre that seems broadly applicable to all four Gospels: “A biography relates the significance of a famous person's career (i.e., his character and achievements), optionally framed by a narrative of origins and youth, on the one hand, and death and lasting significance on the other” (The New Testament in Its Literary Environment). One specialized form upon which the Gospels would seem to have been modelled (but about which scholars are still not generally convinced) is the aretalogy: an account of the career of an impressive teacher, usually consisting of a collection of miracle stones providing evidence for his preternatural gifts and usually used for moral instruction (Dewey, 2004, pp. 495). Another paradigmatic form (suggested chiefly in the work of Philip Shuler) is a ...
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