New FARMS publications
Chart on New Testament Gospels Available
How many distinct events, episodes, parables, or sayings of Jesus are reported in the four New Testament Gospels? Where in the scriptures are they found? Which are unique to one of the Gospels, and which are not?
A new chart available from FARMS identifies 290 such units, providing a helpful overview of Christ's mortal ministry and teachings as recorded by the four evangelists. The chart is particularly useful as a reference point for those who wish to analyze the contents of each Gospel and compare its coverage and nuances with the other three. For example, readers can readily locate the parable of the laborers and note that it appears only in the book of Matthew, whereas accounts of Jesus' baptism and later arrest appear in all four Gospels and reflect slightly different perspectives. In addition, students of the scriptures can test their knowledge as they use the chart to see how many of the 290 units they recognize or might need to reread.
The LDS Bible Dictionary contains a similar chart titles "Harmony of the Gospels," and it is highly recommended for information on the known or presumed location of each episodes catalogued therein, as well as for selected parallels in the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and other latter-day revelation.
The new chart (see the enclosed order form), produced by the FARMS staff, offers advantages of simplicity, clarity, and convenience that many students of the New Testament will find very helpful.