In Jesus’s baptism, Mark’s version seems streamlined and quick to the point: Jesus gets baptized and the Spirit in Heaven (assumed to be God himself) says to Jesus that he is his son and that he finds happiness in him. While this much is similar in Matthew’s version, Matthew delves further into the relationship between John and Jesus. Matthew’s John recognizes Jesus as the son of God and says that he is unworthy of baptizing Jesus, even stating that he needed Jesus to baptize him instead. Upon reaching an understanding to baptize Jesus, the Spirit mentioned in Mark’s version appears in Matthew’s version, but Matthew clarifies that this is indeed the Spirit of God and does not leave it up to assumption. Another difference between the two passages is Matthew’s use of “immediately” when Jesus comes out of the water after being baptized. This makes the baptism feel more significant because it creates a sense of urgency which had not been there in Mark’s version. Because ...
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...im, while Mark stated that the one person who had given Jesus sour wine had also ridiculed him. This is important because it makes the reader feel more vulnerable and emotional had it been a crowd rather than one person. Finally, the way in which each author decided to declare Jesus’s death was significant because Mark combines Jesus’s death with another thought, while Matthew had made it a sentence on its own. This subtle difference in style had made Matthew’s version more emotional and impactful. After comparing Jesus’s baptism, journey into the wilderness, and his death at the cross, it is evident that Matthew’s version contains a more emotional and sometimes gentler tone also while expanding or supplementing on top of things mentioned in Mark’s gospel that help add to the overall story of Jesus and help readers and followers learn to live more closely like Jesus.
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