Professor Samuel Young
Matthew and Mark
The books of Matthew and Mark are two gospels in the New Testament. There are four total gospels although. The definition of a gospel is referred to as either “good tale” or “good news” and these four gospels are autobiographies of Jesus of Nazareth. Matthew and Mark are similar but, they also are revealed contrarily in numerous ways. Matthew trusted on a lot of Mark’s wisdoms in this book about the life of Jesus and so there for made them very alike. Matthew, who was Jewish, was hired by Rome to collect taxes in Capernaum. This is such an odd thing because Jesus called Mathew to become an apostle. Mathew inscribed to the Jewish population thinking that they would have previous knowledge of the Old Testament. This book was transcribed on how Jesus revealed Himself as the Messiah and was forbidden by most of the Jews. As it is written in Matthew 27:37, “And over His head they put the charge against Him, which read: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” Jesus came to make known that He was the King of the Jews; nevertheless, not everybody recognized Jesus as the Messiah. Jesus showed His disciples that the kingdom of heaven would be unlocked to the Gentiles as well for the simple fact that He was continually vetoed by His own people. Throughout this book Jesus educated in stories which were easy for the people to comprehend; though it puzzled those who rejected Him for the true person he was. Mathew spent more time writing on Christ’s life and the disciples. Mark was more critical of the disciples for what reason I don’t know. He cautioned that the disciples shouldn’t be worried about death but look forward to the future for it is going to be a better place ahead. Jesus wrote about five prophecies from the Old Testament that happened successfully. The whole gospel was focused on the contentment of Christ. In the book of Matthew the Kingdom’s law, mysteries, mission and...
Bibliography: “Matthew.” ESV Study Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2008. 1820. Print.
“Mark.” ESV Study Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2008. 1820.
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