Three Views on the Origins of The Synoptic Gospels

by Robert L. Thomas (editor), Matthew Williams (contributing author)

Noted evangelical scholars present the best contemporary insights into the origins of the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

While secular critics and liberal religious scholars have discounted the historicity and integrity of the first three Gospels, evangelicals maintain that the Synoptic Gospels fully support a high view of inspirations and historicity, despite varying views among evangelicals on Gospel origins.

Four evangelical scholars join together in a presentation/response format to examine the three dominant views on gospel origins. Grant Osborne and Matthew Williams present the Two-Source or Markian Priority View; John Niemelä presents the Two Gospel or Matthean Priority View; and F. David Farnell presents the Independence View. Robert Thomas provides a helpful introduction to the issues and a final summary of the discussion.

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