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Differences Between The Gospel Of John And The Gospel Of John

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It is from the differences between the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Matthew that one can understand why the Gospel of John is not included in the Synoptic gospels. While there are many similarities between them, there are also numerous differences as well.
In the next few pages, I would like to share some of those differences. Right away when one looks at Chapter One of each of these gospels, it is most noticeable from the start a difference in their opening prologues. Matthew begins with Jesus’ genealogy which leads up to His birth while John begins where all things, all creation began and that is in the beginning.
As one would come to notice from the two gospels, the timelines, the time in which they
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Apostle John uses the Old Testament to portray Jesus as God in the Old Testament. Matthew quotes the Old Testament and John uses the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus to show He is the “I Am” in the Old Testament.
As we continue to look for differences between the Gospel of Matthew and John, we would not find the record of the Sermon on the Mount, Sermon on the Plain or many of the parables written in Matthew in the Gospel of John. You will however find in John 10:6 Jesus’ parable which does not have or take on the same form as the parables in the Synoptic Gospels.
In the Gospel of John, we see in the beginning chapters John’s record of Jesus early public ministry that is not revealed in the Synoptic Gospels. John records “the call of the first disciples (John 1:35-51), the marriage at Cana (John 2:1-11), the beginning of miracles in Cana (John 2:12), the first journey to Jerusalem (John 2:13), the discourse with Nicodemus (John 3:1-21), John the Baptist testimony of Christ (John 3:23-36, and Jesus’ ministry in Judea (John 3:22) in his
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It is clearly a decisive act of God in human history. This explains his use of ‘supernatural’, apocalyptic images such as earthquakes, splitting rocks, opening tombs and the rising of the dead. John’s gospel account put particular emphasis on the theological and Christological significance of Jesus’ life, as V Taylor suggests: “His [John’s] attitude to the narrative tradition is that of one whose main interest is not the details as they actually happened, but the abiding significance of the Gospel story.” Jesus’ death is portrayed as a glorious event, leading CH Dodd to make the claim that through John’s account it can be seen that it is the manifestation of God’s glory”
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