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Gospels

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matthew
seeks to show how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament
matthew
was a Jewish tax collector that became an apostle
matthew
was traditionally held as the earliest Gospel written
mark
is the shortest Gospel
mark
is the only self-ascribed "Gospel" (only to call itself a Gospel)
mark
was the disciple of Peter
luke
is the only Gentile author of a NT book
luke
is the only author to try to give an "orderly account"
luke
is the only author with a sequel (Acts)
luke
wrote to "Theophilus", possibly a Roman official who agreed to finance the publication
luke
main audience is Gentile Christians
john
was the "beloved disciple" and one of the three in Jesus' inner circle (Peter, James, and John)
john
Only Gospel to trace a three year ministry
john
Gospel is focused on sacramental images (water, bread, wine, etc)
john
focuses on Jesus' identity and relationship with the Father