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Synoptics   /sɪnˈɑptɪks/   Listen

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

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... authorship is regarded as doubtful. The three Synoptic Gospels have a large element common to them all, and are evidently grafts upon a single document which is lost, and which the critics generally seem inclined to place not earlier than the latter part of the first century. The Synoptics all tell us that when Jesus expired the veil of the Temple was rent. One adds that there was preternatural darkness; a third that the earth quaked, that the rocks were rent, that the graves opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, came out of the graves ...
— The Religious Situation • Goldwin Smith

Words linked to "Synoptics" :   gospel, religious text, Synoptic Gospels, religious writing, sacred text, evangel, sacred writing, Gospels

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