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Synoptic Gospels   /sɪnˈɑptɪk gˈɑspəlz/   Listen
Synoptic Gospels

The first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view.  Synonym: Synoptics.

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... of the {127} Life of our Lord written by St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke and St. John. The first three are called the "Synoptic Gospels," because they all look at the events they describe from the same point of view; while the standpoint of St. John is quite different. His purpose was not to give the history of our Lord as did the other Evangelists, but to teach the mysteries arising out of that history. For example, St. ...
— The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia • William James Miller

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