Definition of Synoptic Gospels in English:

Synoptic Gospels

Syllabification: Syn·op·tic Gos·pels

noun

  • The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which describe events from a similar point of view, as contrasted with that of John.
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    • The book's treatment of the Synoptic Gospels is much too brief to be enlightening.
    • The Synoptic Gospels are permeated with teaching about the kingdom of God.
    • Some scholars put a cautious date on Thomas, for example, in the middle of the first century, before the Synoptic Gospels.

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