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SYNOPSIS of all the identified MIRACLES recorded in the FOUR GOSPELS.
Before the Crucifixion, 36—After the Crucifixion, 1–After the Resurrection, 1.

Total, 38.
There is only ONE miracle which is recorded in ALL the FOUR GOSPELS, viz., the miracle of the 5 loaves
and 2 fishes. (M. xiv. 19, 21.-Mk. vi. 31, 44.-L. vi. 9, 17.-J. vi. 9, 13. Of the THREE raised from the dead,
ONE is recorded in St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. Luke ; Two in St. Luke; and ONE in St. John only.

(See subjoined table.)

ST. MATTHEW.

ST. MARK.

ST. LUKE.

ST. JOHN.

same
same

same

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same
same

VI. 9, 17
VI. 38, 44 same

same Five loaves 2 fishes XIV. 19, 21

VI, 9, 13 same

same Jesus on sea 49, 50

19, 20 25 same Leper cleansed VIII. 2 same 1. 42

V. 13 Peter's wife's mother

IV. 39 15 same

31 Stills a storm

16 same
IV. 39 same

VIII. 24
Legion cast out (2)

32
32 same (1)

V. 13
Palsy cured
IX. 6
II. 11 same

V. 25
Ruler's daughter raised 18

V. 22, 42 same

VIII, 41, 55
Issue healed
22 same
25 same

44
Withered hand
XII. 13 same
III. 5

VI. 10

same Lunatic cured XVII. 15, 18 Dumb spirit IX. 17, 26 a spirit

IX. 38, 42 2 Blind see...

XX. 30 Bartimeus, &c. X. 46, 52 a blind man XVIII, 35, 42 Preternat. Darkness XXVII. 45 same

XV. 33

XXIII.'44
ADDITIONAL in
ADDITIONAL in
ADDITIONAL in

ADDITIONAL in ST. MATTHEW.

ST. MARK.
ST. LUKE

ST. JOHN.
2 blind cured
IX. 27 Blind man cured ... VIII. 25 Multitude of fishes

II. 9

V. 6 Water into wine ... Dumb man ...

Man of Nain raised VII, 15 | Nobleman's son IV. 54 Peter on sea XIV. 28, 32 Woman cured

V. 9

XIII. 12 Impotent walks
Tribute money
XVII. 27

10 Lepers ..
XVII. 12 Ship arrives

VI. 91
Servant's ear XXII. 51 Man blind

IX. 1 Lazarus raised

XI. 44 2nd draught of fishes XXI. 6, 11

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NOTES ON THE FOREGOING PARALLEL.

The close identity which is evident between those parallel portions of St. Matthew's, St. Mark's, and St. Luke's Gospels, which commence with the third chapter and terminate at the end of the first verse of the twenty-eighth chapter of St. Matthew's text, seems to demonstrate that, within those limits, the staple both of St. Mark's and St. Luke's Gospel was drawn either from St. Matthew's, or from some original common to all three of them; although in the residue of their Gospel St. Mark and St. Luke entirely quit St. Matthew's Text.

St. Mark (a) has omitted various passages of St. Matthew's present Gospel ; and in particular his two first chapters, (comprising the genealogy, the miraculous conception, the birth of Jesus, and the visit of the Magi), as well as the entire sermon : (contained in St. Matthew's fifth, sixth, and seventh chapters), and all St. Mark's reappearances of Christ after his resurrection differ entirely from those recorded by St. Matthew (Mk. XVI. 9, 12, 14, 19). He has also made some few additions (c) to St. Matthew's Text.

St. Luke, (b) who declares that he wrote for the use of Theophilus “ those things believed among them as delivered by eye witnesses and ministers,” has commenced by substituting for the two first chapters of St. Matthew two new ones ; has distributed Matthew's sermon in detached verses through the sixth, eighth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and sixteenth chapters of his own gospel; has explained certain of Matthew's original passages; and has made repeated additions to them (d), some of which appear to have been deduced from the text of St. Mark (f). St. Luke is the only evangelist who notices the abnormal conception of the Baptist's mother; or, who relates any incidents of Jesus' life, between his circumcision when an infant, and his baptism by John in manhood. Both St. Luke and St. Mark ignore those reappearances of Christ recorded by St. Matthew, and supply others (L. XXIV. 15 to 31, 36, 50, 51).

A similar comparison of St. John's Gospel with St. Matthew's produces striking results. St. John entirely omits the miraculous conception, and the birth of Jesus, His genealogy, His baptism by John, His temptation. The sermon, His peregrination and teachings in the provinces, all His prophecies set forth in St. Matthew's twenty-fourth chapter, His institution of the eucharist, and the eternal Hell. Instead of the forty days spent in the wilderness, he represents Jesus at the marriage feast in Cana; and in place of His progress through the provinces, St. John relates four extra visits to Jerusalem. He describes totally dissimilar reappearances after the resurrection (J. XX. 14 to 17, 19, 26; XXI. 7); and promulgates new and mystical revelations concerning the godhead of Christ—(See Compendium of Texts).

The frequent, and sometimes the peculiar, use of Peter's name, as well in St. Matthew's as in the two other Synoptic Gospels (9) is remarkable, and may be suggestive.

NOTES REFERRED TO IN P. 190.

(a) Tertullian and others assert that|MARK was amanuensis of St. Peter, who dictated this Gospel to him.

Lond. Encycl: 1829.

Mark." (6) LUKE, the companion of Paul." "Irenceus says that St. Luke digested in writing what St. Paul preached to the Gentiles : and Gregory Nazainzen states that St. Luke wrote with the assistance of St. Paul.

Idem.

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(c) ADDITIONAL in ST. MARR’S GOSPEL.-Mk. 1. 1 to 3, 15, 29III. 9, 13, 20, 21-IV. 24, 26 to 29, 36-V. 3 to 6,

42–VI. 13, 19, 23, 37, 52–VII, 3, 4, 33 to 36–VIII. 22 to 26-IX. 15, 16, 21 to 24, 26, 27, 49, 50-X. 24, 30, 49, 50

XI. 11, 35—XII. 32, 33–XIII. 10XIV. 51, 52–XV. 7, 8, 25—XVI. 5, 9, 10, 14, 17, 18, 19. (d) ADDITIONAL in ST. LUKE'S GOSPEL.-Chaps. I. and 11.-111. 5, 6, 10 to 15, 23 to 38-IV. 17 to 20-V. 2 to 10,

39—VI. 12, 13, 17 to 19,124 to 26, (33 to 36, 38—VII. 3, 10 lo 17, 21, 29, 30, 36 to 50–VIII. 1 to 3,21–1X, 37, 42, 51, to 62-X. 1 to 12, 17 to 20, 29 to 42-X1. 5 to 8, 27, 28, 40, 41, 45, 46, 52 to 54-XII. 13 to 21, 32 to 38, 47, 48, 54 to 57 -XIII. 1 to 17, 22, 23, 25, 29 to 35—XIV. 1 15, 28 to 33—XV. 1, 2, 3, 6 to 32–XVI. 1 to 31–XVII. 7 to 20, 22, 28, 29, 34-XVIll. I 14.-XIX. I to 18, 40 to 44XX. 29 to 42–XXI. 11, 18 to 24, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38-XXII. 15, 16, 29, 35 to 38, 43, 44, 48, 49, 51, 70-XXIII. 2, 4 to 16, 19 to 24, 27 to 32, 36, 39 to 43, 45, 48, 56-XXIV. 6, 7, 10, 12, 13 to 50, 51, 52, 53.

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Preaching the Gospel of
the kingdom.
Jesus began to preach
-Repent, kingdom of
Heaven at hand.

The kingdom of heaven is at hand : repent: believe the Gospel.

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