Passion Narrative Essay

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Even though the Passion Narratives of the four Gospels are very alike in numerous of ways, there are also many important differences among them.The three Synoptic Gospels correlate with one another (because Matthew and Luke go off of Mark), while John’s writings are much different, especially when it comes to chronology. Also, while Matthew and Mark are very similar to each other and almost the same, Luke is different from them and is more similar to John. In addition, an unspecified amount of details, or ever whole episodes, are discovered in only one of the four Gospels. In this research paper, the points that will be discussed will be about the passion narratives and how it is described in the four Gospels.
A “passion narrative” is a term
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In the Synoptic Gospels in Matthew 's Infancy narrative, King Herod already had planned to kill Jesus, who was heard to be the “king of Jews.” The disapproval against Jesus begins early in the Gospels, mainly because he breaks the Sabbath laws. But, furthermore, the New Testament shows that religious leaders hated Jesus so much that they arrested Him, tried Him, and brought Him to Pilate to execute Him. Don Stewart in “Blue Letter Bible” talks about the many reasons why the religious leaders wanted Him dead. Jesus made many claims, deeds, threats to their religious system and way of life, hung out with low class people, and didn’t respect their religious ways and all of this filled the religious leaders with anger and fury. The claims that Jesus made proved that His authority was much greater than theirs and the religious leaders could not accept this. Stewart states that they later were driven with hate and jealousy as they witnessed his miracles and the popularity he was receiving from the people. All of these reasons contributed to the religious leaders evil desire to want Him dead. This leads to question: Who killed Jesus? The Jews or the Romans? I started looking up the pharisees in the Gospel of Luke. They were the ones who started and wanted to condemn Him when Jesus was saying he was the Messiah, the Son of God. But the Pharisees generally were Jewish. The council of elders find Jesus guilty of blaspheming God. As I read Luke 23, I started to come to the conclusion that the Jews forced the Romans to kill Jesus. Pilate was, in other words, saying, “why would you want to crucify this innocent man?” but the crowd kept shouting, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” and so they had to do what the people wanted. The religious leaders got their wish. Mark too puts the blame on the Jews, by subtly showing that the

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