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What is the importance of the Shepard's in Matthew's Gospel and the Wise men in Luke's account?

What is the importance of the Shepard's in Matthew's Gospel and the Wise men in Luke's account? Topic: Jesus is the answer homework
July 19, 2019 / By Danni
Question: What does this suggest to you about the different reasons that Matthew and Luke might have had for writing their gospels?
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Bonny Bonny | 4 days ago
I think this is homework so that you need a straight answer. By the terms used in Matthew's gospel, it can be seen that he is probably speaking to a hebrew audience. That the magi announced the birth shows that Christ appeared for all the nations, in keeping with Matthew's theme of a kingly messiah. In Luke's gospel, Jesus appears to the lowly. he heals lepers and is announced by shepherds. The gospel of Luke was written for the masses. Of course, both things speak of Christ's real character.
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Bonny Originally Answered: Does the gospel of John focus on the Holy Spirit more so than Matthew, Mark, and Luke?
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Bonny Originally Answered: Does the gospel of John focus on the Holy Spirit more so than Matthew, Mark, and Luke?
This may help The gospels were written with differing audiences Matthew to the Jew Mark to the Roman Luke to the Greek and John to the Christian, so yes the holy spirit is featured more in John , like the law is featured more in Matthew You could also burn about 50 words discribing the non-synoptic nature of John (google it)

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Homework alert! (You really should do your own homework. Think about it. Think about the reason each author had for including that passage in their gospels. What were they trying to teach the reader?)
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Trevelyan Trevelyan
The 3 or so many Eastern Astrologers that came to pay homage to the Baby God Jesus Christ were practicing a “sin” that on the Bible stories is punishable by death! But since these Wise Men were looking for Jesus in the stars, it is OK. Anybody can break the Bible rules in a Holy cause! (Even Jesus would white-lie if necessary -John7:8-10). The Magi were a bunch of morons! They came all the way from a distant Persian Gulf country directly to the Royal Palace of King Herod, the Roman client king for the Jews to ask him candidly of all things, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?” There was also an “ANGELICAL” gang in the sky announcing the birth of Jesus Christ “The King of the Jews,” but Jesus denied any kingship all along. Luke 2:10-11 But the angel said to them, "DO NOT BE AFRAID* (*except for all the Jewish children under 2 years of age that King Herod slaughtered hoping to kill Jesus!) I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people* (*except for the Jewish mothers of all the children that were slaughtered! God the Holy Ghost, aka “The COMFORTER” was unable to comfort the grieving mothers that had their children slaughtered -Mat 2:16-18!) Today in the town of David a* (*one of them) SAVIOR has been born to you* (*to the Jews); he is Christ the Lord* (*anybody dying before his Crucifixion goes to Hell, except for the PROSTITUTES and tax collectors Mat 21:31!) == God had to protect the Baby Jesus Christ, but not any other Jewish boy under the age of 2. God’s Angels told the Jews, “don’t to be afraid,” but it turned out to be a very sadistic joke on them like in so many other Bible stories (Jer4:10). Today, only Catholic Christians honor December 28th as the “Day of the Innocent Saints.” In some Catholic countries it is a popular celebration! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_the_Innocents God comes up in a dream to Saint Joseph and tells him to wake up and take the baby God Jesus Christ by burro to the forbidden land of Egypt over 200 miles away in the middle of the night. The Jews were not supposed to return to Egypt EVER AGAIN! Jeremiah 42:18-19 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: '…so will my wrath be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. You will be an object of cursing and horror, of condemnation and reproach; you will never see this place again.' "O remnant of Judah, the LORD has told you, 'DO NOT GO TO EGYPT.' BE SURE OF THIS: I WARN YOU TODAY!” == Christians hardly read the Bible, and it is obvious that most of the Bible writers hardly read each other’s stories! The Preachers are well trained to make any story in the Bible to look good. When Jesus will come back to Earth for the second time he will kill all the innocent children in the wrong Church! Revelation 2:23 I* (*Jesus) WILL STRIKE HER* (*wrong Church) CHILDREN DEAD* (*abortionists deal only with the fetus when necessary! None of them kill children!) Then all the Churches will know* (*HOLY MAFIA WARNING!) that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
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Trevelyan Originally Answered: If the Bible is the "Word of God", then why did Matthew and Luke copy Mark's Gospel? (The Synoptic Problem)?
Only a very narrow swath of Christianity believes that the expression "Word of God" implies that God dictated the contents of Scripture to the authors. Some of the world's oldest and largest Christian denominations fall short of calling the Bible the "Word of God" in the first place, as that title (logos tou theou), in the Bible itself, is reserved for Christ. But even among those who believe that the Bible is the Word of God (and not a book about the Word of God), it is generally believed that authors were inspired to take up the subject matter and use the sources that they chose. The "synoptic problem,' of course, is an academic term describing the problem of sorting out the source material and chronology of the synoptic gospels. It is not a doctrinal term used to describe the "problem" of how the authors of scripture could have written their respective books in an isolation chamber devoid of any source material. I don't think any Christians believe that - even the most ardent Bible-only zealot believes that the authors of the gospels based their work on eyewitness accounts or personal experience, and not on a case of automatic writing.

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