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CHRIST REJECTED AT NAZARETH.
Accounts of our Lord's rejection at Nazareth are given by all the three evangelists. That of St Luke is the fullest, but being independent of either of the others, cannot be classed amongst the documentary parallel passages; the other two accounts are evidently taken from the same original-Matthew's, as usual, being the most concise.
THE APOSTLES SENT FORTH.
St Matthew here retrospectively gives the list of the apostles, and adds, verses 12 and 13, words of our Lord. St Luke also adds in ver. 2, that the apostles were to preach as well as to cure. He gives great neatness to the original expression, "there abide till ye depart from thence," by rendering it, "there abide, and thence depart."
HEROD DESIRES TO SEE JESUS.
St Luke adds that Herod wished to see Christ, and Matthew that it was to his servants that Herod addressed his observations; otherwise, the agreement is translational.
JOHN BAPTIST IMPRISONED AND BEHEAded.
It is sufficiently clear that in Mark we have the original memoir. The verbal agreement arises probably in part from Mark's having, to a certain extent, availed himself of the previous translation of Matthew.
THE RETURN OF THE APOSTLES, AND THE MIRACLE OF FEEDING FIVE THOUSAND.
These two sections follow each other in all the three Gospels. The former may be accounted the introduction to the latter. Luke and Matthew, writing historically, leave out the circumstantial details given by Mark. The reading in Luke, which has been adopted by Tischendorf, states in general terms that our Lord, taking the apostles, journeyed to Bethsaida, not to "the desert of the town of Bethsaida," as in the received text. According to this reading, the miracle was wrought in the desert place to which our Lord invited the disciples to "rest a while," and probably to take their meal, which the crowd of comers and goers prevented, Mark, vi. 31. We thus get quit of the difficulties of supposing that Luke meant one Bethsaida, and Mark another.
CHRIST WALKS ON THE SEA.
In the relation of this miracle, we find, as in the stilling of the tempest, Matthew's attention drawn to the waves, Mark's confined to the winds; the one mode of viewing the event characteristic of a landsman, the other of a seaman. St Matthew clears up an ambiguity, according to Mark, v. 54, "When they were come out of the ship, they knew him;" but we are not told who knew him, and none are previously mentioned but the disciples. St Matthew informs us that it was the men of that place," ver. 35.
JESUS REPROVES THE PHARISEES.
We have here what I consider to be an editorial addition, by St Mark, to the original memoir explaining Jewish customs, evidently meant for Gentiles; and which, not being in the original, does not occur in St Matthew's account.
OMISSIONS in the Gospels, xxxvi.
on the causes of, xl.
Oral tradition, on the theory of, xlvii.
PALEY quoted, xxxiii.
Papias on Matthew's Gospel, lxi. on Mark, lxxi.
Parable of mustard seed, 51.
new and old clothes, 27-note, Strauss's Life of Jesus, remarks on, xi, xii.
on the cure of the paralytic, 272. on the Mark of Papias, lxx. Suchet's Memoirs, connection with Napier and Alison, xxviii.
Syrophenician woman's daughter, cure of, 93-note, 295.
TALLYING, phenomena of, xlviii. Temptation in the wilderness, 7, 227—notes, 265, 302.
Tertullian quoted, xvi.
on connection of Luke's Gospel with St Paul, lv.
on origin of Mark's Gospel, lxxi. on St Luke's preface, lv.
Text, observations on, viii. Thiersch, professor, on origin of Gospels, xviii.
on a passage from Papias, lxi. objections answered, lviii. Transfiguration, 111-note, 295. Translation capable of proof, lxix. Tribute, on paying, 159.
Luke's account is from a
lars have found their way into our text.
CHRIST'S DISCOURSE AFTER THE TRANSFIGURATION.
Matthew continues to adhere to the original. His improvement of
CHRIST CASTS OUT A DEAF AND DUMB SPIRIT, and foretells HIS SUFFERINGS.
The accounts of Matthew and Luke are concise and historical. Where
THE DISCIPLES CONTEND WHO SHOULD BE GREATEST.
Both Matthew and Luke are concise and historical. Matthew's inser-
JESUS ENTERS JUDEA, AND IS QUESTIONED ABOUT DIVORCES.
The arrangement in the two accounts differs, but the matter is the
There is more verbal agreement between Mark and Luke in this than
CHRIST'S ANSWER TO THE RICH YOUNG MAN.
Matthew's addition, xix. ver. 28, consists of words of our Lord. Mark,
CHRIST AGAIN FORETELLS HIS SUFFERINGS.
Luke treats this section historically, avoiding the repetitions.
THE AMBITIOUS REQUEST OF THE SONS OF Zebedee.
Mark does not inform us that the request was originally made