Comparison of the Four Gospels

   Matthew  Mark  Luke  John    
Portrait of Christ  Prophesied KingObedient ServantPerfect ManSon of God
Angelic ReminderRev. 4, Ezek. 1First Creature: LionlikeSecond Creature: OxlikeThird Creature: ManlikeFourth Creature: Eaglelike      
Genea-logical Record  Yes – a King must have one – It traces the kingly line of David through Solomon and leads to Joseph, the legal father of JesusNo – a servant needs noneYes – A man should have one – It traces the physical line of David through Nathan and leads to Mary, the physical mother of JesusNo – God has no beginning                
Written for  JewsRomansGreeksAll People
Key Word(s)  “fulfilled”“straightway”“Son of Man”“believe”
Key Verse  21:510:4519:1020:31
Emphasis by the Writer  SermonsMiraclesParablesTeachings
Style of the Writer  TeacherPreacherHistorianTheologian
Arrange-ment of Material  TopicalChronologicalChronologicalTopical
Tone  PropheticPracticalHistoricalSpiritual
Percent Spoken by Christ  60%42%50%50%        

Quota-tions  from Old Testa-ment  
53362520
Allusions to Old Testament  762742105
Main Action is Centered inGalileeGalileeGalileeJerusalem in Judea

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