Am not a trained theologian and have lot more to catch up with basic biblical knowledge therefore, I need your help to navigate through all biblical realms as to gain sound knowledge and understanding of God’s word each day with your valuable inputs and guidance.
My question here particularly pertains to synoptic Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
- Are Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John a copy of Mark Gospel (as there are many similar accounts of events found in all the three and I read that the Gospel of Mark is the oldest of all the three other Gospels) or are all Gospels written by different authors independent of Geographies, times and cultures?
- What are the fundamental inferences on which the Gospels had been written? Was it eye-wittesses accounts, archeological or divine revelations?
- Lastly, what are important guidelines to consider before reading the Gospels?