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Who wrote the Gospels and Why The new testament contains four 4 accounts of the story of Jesus life death and resurrection as presented by Matthew Mark Luke John The 3 accounts are similar while Johns bible presents Jesus in a unique way These differences exist because Matthew and Luke got their information from Mark and John got his information from another source maybe John did not have access to the other gospels or he chose not to use them No one really knows the source of Johns gospel and we dont know for sure who wrote the gospels Scholars refer to the authors as Matthew Mark Luke John this may not even be their real names The Gospel were not first hand accounts except for Mark John did not seem to have known the existence of the other 3 gospels The Gospels were wrote about 90 - 100 ce This particular Gospel was compressed from a number oral and perhaps a few written stories and sayings The composer of Johns Gospel took some stories and arranged them in his own way THE GOSPELS WENT THROUGH 3 STAGES First Stage -occurs during Jesus ministry life at times of Jesus Christ - Jesus spoke his stories to make a point and in one wrote them down Oral Tradition -performed miracles -retold some stories Second Stage -begins after death and resurrection -Christian preachers active what they have seen or heard These early Christian missionaries were forced with such challenges as Could Gentiles non-Jewish become Christians directly or did they convert to Judaism first before
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