Item description for A Harmony of the Gospels: New American Standard Edition by Robert L. Thomas...
Overview This Harmony of the Gospels is introduced as a resource to encourage a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ, His life, death, and resurrection. This work provides a modern English translation of the gospels which is based on a more literal philosophy of translating the Greek text. Contents: Intro to the Harmony; An Outline for a Harmony of the Gospels; Explanation of General Format of the NASB; Explanation of the Harmony's Format; Essays Related to Harmonistic Studies: Is a harmony of the Gospels legitimate; A History of Harmonies; Sources, Form and Redaction Criticism; Criticism of the Gospel of John; Problems and Principles of Harmonization; The Language Jesus Spoke; The Genealogies in Matthew and Luke; The Day and Year of Christ's Crucifixion; Chronology of the Life of Christ; The Arrest and Trial of Jesus; Table of Secion Cross References; Tables for Finding Passages in the Harmony; Timelines: The Life of Christ, The Ministry of Christ, Passion Week; Maps
Publishers Description This resource encourages a deeper understanding of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by harmonizing the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John so as to assemble as many details as possible into a chronologically meaningful sequence.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 26, 1986
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 006063524X ISBN13 9780060635244
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More About Robert L. Thomas
Robert L. Thomas is Professor of New Testament at The Master's Seminary, Sun Valley, California.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Harmony Of The Gospels NASB?
Intriguing Way of Seeing Jesus in Fuller Dimension Jul 12, 2005
I probably read the Gospels four times a year; so I'm very familiar with the details. This book added a lot to my perspective and understanding of Jesus's earthly ministry by filling in gaps by the overlapping of the records. His ministry had several distinct shifts with regard to His public and private life which became clear. The scholarly notes were also very helpful. Believe it or not I went through this book in less than two weeks (not because it is short, it has the entire text of M,M, L, J but ) because it was so interesting.
some errors in parallelism Oct 27, 2003
This parallel uses the NASB study bible notes and comments. It is basically very good except for some paralleling. The authors claim chronology parallelism only, but there are some cases of topic parallelism. One example is claiming that the sermon on the mount and the sermon on the plane are the same event.
Parallel Gospels are very good for lay readers. You can use this one as long as you do not take as a Gospel truth (sorry for the pun) that the paralled passages are always identical events.
Valuable tool for all students/readers of the Bible Jul 17, 2002
The book is well-coordinated and provides excellent footnotes which further amplify and clarify the Scripture in its historical/theological context. This edition, in the New American Standard Version, is easy to read, although I personally prefer the elegance of the King James Version (albeit that version does contain some obsolete and obscure words). It is wonderful to be able to compare the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John side-by-side! I had a similar scholarly volume during my college days but somehow it and I parted company over the years (My old edition had a _sewn_ binding. Unfortunately, this edition has glued-in pages -- but the book should endure fairly well with reasonable care).
You won't go wrong with this fine reference. It is certainly helpful to anyone who desires a fuller understanding and appreciation of the New Testament, especially regarding the life and sayings of Jesus.
Excellent chronology of Jesus' life Jan 3, 2002
This harmony of the gospels was recommended to me by a retired professor from Taylor University. I found the arrangement of material very defensible and very well organized. The essays at the end of the book give a good introduction for the uninitiated in fundamental problems in modern "criticism". Useful information on dating of events in the gospel narratives are also provided. I take exception to the critic who claimed that "The actual date of Christ's birth and death is written in stone and correlated by the Jubilee records." This view is held by a tiny minority, some of whom, to be charitable, have dubious academic credentials. On the other hand, both Thomas and Gundry, have published a number useful pieces of scholarship many of which can be purchased through this site. I found the most obvious thing to jump out at me was the development of the controversies between Jesus and the Jewish leaders, and between Jesus and the village of Capernaum. Without some form of chronological guide it can be difficult to see the connections between events during Jesus' life. I found this to be the most helpful aspect of reading Thomas and Gundry's Harmony.
An excellent resource for the study of the Gospels May 6, 2000
This harmony is one of the best available and provides an excellent resource for readers from all backgrounds. The layout and additional helps both contribute added value to the very solid content.