The authors Of the Four Common Gospels disciples of Jesus or mere story tellers?
May 11, 2009 8:10am CST
The gospel of Mark is the second to appear in the New Testament, but most scholars now agree that it was composed first. While the work is attributed to "Mark," we will probably never know the author's true identity, for it was common practice in the ancient world to enhance the importance of written works by attributing them to famous people. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/story/mmmark.html According to tradition, the author, Mark is not an apostle himself. Not one of the original disciples, Mark's is the first of the written gospels. It's really the one that establishes, the life of Jesus as a story form. We know that both Matthew and Luke used Mark, as a source in their composition and it's also probable that even John knew something of Mark in tradition. So, Mark is really the one that sets the stage for all the later Christian gospel writings, It doesn't matter For me If John knew something Of Mark or not, Since It Quite known The The Gospel of John Was Written after The Three common Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke. To summarize; Mark -the First Gospel author- is Not one of the original disciples Of Jesus, Later Both Matthew and Luke used Mark, as a source, Therefor We Can't Imagine That Matthew and Luke are disciples Depend on Another one to write their Gospels, as For the Gospel of John, it is Quite Known the It was the Last one to be written. and Since it is Quite Known that Jesus Himself Used to Speak to People in Aramic or Hebrew, But not the Greek, Then All we Have about Jesus is Some Stories written in another language. What do You Think ? are They disciples of Jesus or mere story tellers, and Do we Have the Gospel or the The Holy translations of Some Stories? and If we Have NOTHING written Neither by Jesus nor By His disciples what is Thing Being Recited in Churches ?
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• United States
11 May 09
All ot the gospels in the christian testament were written too long after the life of the christ for the authors to have been his disciples. There are however, many gospels that were written by people thst knew him that did not make it into the christian testament. The dicision was made at the Council of Nicea by the pagan Constantine and the the current pope and the various christian factions that were warring at the time and the pagans. Constantine was tired of all of the fighting so he decided to codifiy a book that would please everyone. He invited all of the various christians and the pagans and the Jews. The Jews opted out. Into this book he put the Gospesl that seemed the least likely to ofened and the most likely to please. This is why christian holidays land on ancient holidays. This is when the christ became deified officially, he never was before. This is when mary became a virgin, she never was before. This is when they decided to wipe out the Gnostics because they would not follow the rules. They wanted to stick with the true ways of the christ. Which were that he was not a god and that he was a man and that mary was a true mother not a virgin. The original Gospel of Mark came the closest to the true story of the christ. He did not deify him and he told the story the best. However, it has been retranslated. If you can get an origional translation of Mark, then you will have more than just a story. The rest well I think you know the truth already... Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
13 May 09
They were not "mere storytellers", if you read all four gospels and you note the incredible similarities (and some odd differences here and there), you will see that they must have gotten most their stories from the same source. It is called the Q source in Christianity, and it has never been found. Someone wrote something down. In fact, a lot of people of Jesus' time probably recorded events. They were just made complete works by the gospel writers.
12 May 09
Woah! that's very intriguing question...But if you try to read at the back of the Bible..you will see how it was made from generations to generations..It was made as God allowed it, I think the 4 apostles are a reliable source, for they were filled with God's Wisdom. There are many versions of the Holy Bible...Many for us to know the truth and so that the Word may be spread throughout the earth.
12 May 09
Whoah! that's very intriguing question...I think everything just went smooth in the making of the Bible as god allowed it. I don't entertain doubts when I read the Holy Bible for it is holy and everything written in it..if you try to read how it was made, it is written there from generations to generations, like a family tree..at the back of the bible...We have a lot of Bible versions, and the one who translated it, were used by God as instrument to spread the Word to all the ends of hte earth.(^_^)
12 May 09
yes, thats the gospel we have followed in our different religious orgnization. it is really happen long time ago, if we try to find the answer you can search for it. if that was not written maybe there is other leader that preached it maybe priest or a pastor.