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Old 03-16-2016, 07:00 AM
 
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Mark 10 - As Jesus is leaving Jericho, just before the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, he heals a blind man by the side of the road.

Matthew 20 - As Jesus is leaving Jericho, just before the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, he heals TWO blind men by the side of the road. Everything else is the same, including the responses from the man/men and the words spoken by the crowd.

Luke 18 - BEFORE Jesus enters Jericho, he heals a blind man by the road. Everything else is the same including the words spoken by the man and the crowd, except that it occurs before entering JERICHO.

John - The most significant event I could find around this time was Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Why are there so many discrepancies about this?
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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Mark 10 - As Jesus is leaving Jericho, just before the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, he heals a blind man by the side of the road.

Matthew 20 - As Jesus is leaving Jericho, just before the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, he heals TWO blind men by the side of the road. Everything else is the same, including the responses from the man/men and the words spoken by the crowd.

Luke 18 - BEFORE Jesus enters Jericho, he heals a blind man by the road. Everything else is the same including the words spoken by the man and the crowd, except that it occurs before entering JERICHO.

John - The most significant event I could find around this time was Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Why are there so many discrepancies about this?

Thanks, gives me something to ponder.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:31 AM
 
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Police have the same problem with accident investigation.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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Police have the same problem with accident investigation.

That's what I would say off the top of my head about a thing, but with scripture, if there is a discrepancy, there is usually a reason.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:35 AM
 
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I don't perceive it to be that critical.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:38 AM
 
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Because "inspired" does not mean "dictated," and "God-breathed is only a literal translation of the Greek term that was understood to mean the same thing as inspiring music or poetry.

The recent emphasis on the literal translation is a transparent attempt to lend authority to something that was never meant for it.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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I don't perceive it to be that critical.

Me either, but it is curious to me, that it may mean something.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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Mark 10 - As Jesus is leaving Jericho, just before the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, he heals a blind man by the side of the road.

Matthew 20 - As Jesus is leaving Jericho, just before the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, he heals TWO blind men by the side of the road. Everything else is the same, including the responses from the man/men and the words spoken by the crowd.

Luke 18 - BEFORE Jesus enters Jericho, he heals a blind man by the road. Everything else is the same including the words spoken by the man and the crowd, except that it occurs before entering JERICHO.

John - The most significant event I could find around this time was Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Why are there so many discrepancies about this?
The Gospel authors were not news reporters. They were writing books in order to present a message and used the stories of Jesus to do so. So while one emphasized one part, another emphasized another.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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The Gospel authors were not news reporters. They were writing books in order to present a message and used the stories of Jesus to do so. So while one emphasized one part, another emphasized another.
There is a world of difference between emphasizing one part and contradicting each other.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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There is a world of difference between emphasizing one part and contradicting each other.
Agreed. But these are not contradictions.
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