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Justin Martyr's Gospel Narrative

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Author
Neil Godfrey
Original Date
2005

 

Justin Martyr's Gospel Narrative

compared with the gospels of

Matthew, Luke, Mark, John, James and Peter

Justin

FA=First Apology
DT=Dial w Trypho

Matthew

Luke

Mark / John

Prot-
evangelium
of James

Gospel of Peter

Elisabeth mother of JB (DT84)

 

1:57

 

22:3

 

Gabriel’s announcement to Mary; “Be it according to thy word"(DT100)

 

1:38

 

11:3 (12:2)

 

Angel to virgin: …call his name Jesus for he shall save from sins (FA33)

1:21

1:3

 

11:3

 

Born of virgin (DT23,63,66,71,84,85)

1:23

1:34

 

19:3

 

Born of stock of Abraham (DT23); thru virgin he was son of patriarchs (DT100) and son of Adam=son of Man (DT100)

Genealogy of Joseph, not Mary

Genealogy of Joseph, not Mary

 

1:1, 3
(Mary’s father linked to tribes of Israel and to Abraham)

 

No human generation (DT32, 43 FA51) Not descended from men, seed not from humans (DT63, 68)

 

 

 

 

 

Mary was of house of David (DT76)

 

 

 

10:1

 

Joseph wanted to put Mary away; a dream changed this (DT78)

1:20

 

 

14:1-2

 

Census

 

2:2

 

17:1

 

Under Quirinius FA34

 

2:2

 

 

 

Joseph left home in Naz to enroll in Beth, since of the tribe of Judah in that region DT78

 

2:2

 

17:1
(Joseph left home for Bethlehem)

 

No lodging room at Bethlehem (DT78)

 

2:7

 

 

 

So found a cave near village there (DT78)

 

 

 

18:1

 

Jesus born at Bethlehem (FA34)

2:1

2:4

 

21:2

 

Jesus placed in manger (DT78)

 

2:7
(linked to no room in inns)

 

22:2
(in order to hide from Herod)

 

Star told Magi that a king had been born in Judea (DT78)

2:2

 

 

21:2

 

Magi in/from Arabia (DT78)

2:1
(in East)

 

 

21:1
(in East)

 

Magi come to worship him at his birth

2:2

 

 

21:2

 

Magi first see Herod

2:7

 

 

21:2

 

Learn from elders Christ to be born in Bethlehem

2:4-6

 

 

21:2

 

Magi present him with gold, frank, myrrh (DT78)

2:11

 

 

21:3

 

Warned in dream not to return to Herod (DT78)

2:12

 

 

21:4
(not to go thru Judea, Herod tricked)

 

Herod plotted to kill him (DT102)

2:16

 

 

22:1

 

 

Circumcised 8th day (DT23,67)

 

2:21

 

 

 

Observed other legal ceremonies of Moses (DT67)

 

2:22

 

 

 

Vision ordered Joseph to Egypt and stay there with Mary and Jesus (DT103, 78)

2:13

 

 

 

 

With Jesus in Egypt Herod massacred children in Beth bn at same time (DT103) – Jeremiah’s prophecy

2:16-18

 

 

22-23
(Herod killing all children, including seeking JB)

 

Rama = Arabia- thus fulfilled prophecy to take power of Damascus and spoils of Samaria – releasing power of demon over Magi at his birth (DT78)

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph in Egypt till another vision to return to Judea (DT78)

2:19-20

 

 

 

 

Jesus escaped notice of others till adult (FA35)

 

 

 

 

 

John Baptist “last prophet of Jews" “sat" by Jordan (DT49,51,87)

 

 

 

 

 

John baptizing repentance

3:11

3:3

3:4   /

 

 

Leather girdle and camel coat, locusts, honey

3:4

 

3:6   /

 

 

Men thought him to be the Christ but he wasn’t

 

3:15

 

 

 

Voice of one crying out (no wilderness – from Isa.40:6)

 

 

 

 

 

Stronger to come whose shoes not to fit to carry, to bptze with HS and fire, purge floor w fan, burn chaff (DT49,88)

3:11-12

3:16-17
(ref to loosing, not carrying, shoes)

 

 

 

Jesus about 30

 

3:23

 

 

 

John appeared before him as herald of his approach (DT88)

3:3

3:4

1:3  /  1:23

 

 

Jesus came without comeliness

 

 

 

 

 

Was considered son of Joseph carpenter

13:55

 

 

 

 

Jesus was a carpenter himself

 

 

6:3  /

 

 

Made ploughs and yokes

 

 

 

 

 

Entered Jordan and fire appeared in the river

 

 

 

 

 

Came out and HS lighted on him like dove

3:16

 

1:10 / 1:32

 

 

Voice proclaimed: “You are my son, this day have I begotten you" (DT88,103)

 

 

 

 

 

When out of Jordan devil came to tempt him

4:1

4:2

1:13  /

 

 

Satan said: “Worship me!"

4:9
(“if you worship me…")

4:7
(“if you worship me…")

 

 

 

Get behind me Satan"

4:10

 

 

 

 

Worship only God"

4:10

4:8

 

 

 

Devil left “at that time" (DT103,125)

4:11

(left him)

4:13

(left him until…)

 

 

 

Herod imprisoned John

14:3

 

3:20

6:17  /

 

 

 

Beheaded him at request on b/day (DT49)

14:6

 

6:21  /

 

 

Jesus said JB was the Elijah to come (DT49)

11:14

 

9:13  /

 

 

Only few Jews and Samaritans recognized Jesus; others hated and did not recognize (FA 53,31,49)

(10:5 – Jesus command: “Don’t go to Smrtns")

(17:16 – one Smrtn leper thanked Jesus)

    / 4:39-41

 

 

As a sign of divine status Jesus changed name of disciple to “Peter” -- because he recognized him to be Christ the Son by revelation from Father (DT100,106)

16:17-18

3:16
(Gave the name Peter before recognition scene – continued to be known by both names)

 

 

 

As a sign of divine status Jesus changed names of sons of Zebedee to Sons of Thunder (DT106)

 

3:17
(Jesus gave, not changed, the name:
not referred to again by this name)

 

 

 

Always confuted Pharisees and scribes and all Jewish teachers who questioned him (DT102)

passim

passim

passim

 

 

Jesus came to Jews, healed the maimed, deaf, lame from birth, blind, raised the dead (DT69, FA48,31)

passim

passim

passim

 

 

Accused of being magician and deceiver (later a Galilean deceiver) (DT108)

27:68
(ref to deceiver only)

 

      /  7:12
(ref to deceiving only)

 

 

Acquainted with bearing sickness (DT13)

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus was obscure and inglorious and dishonourable and no comeliness at time of Pilate (DT13,14,32,85,100)

 

 

 

 

 

Foal of ass tied to vine at entrance of village and ordered acquaintances to bring it to him – sat on it to enter Jerusalem (FA32,35, DT53)

21:2, 7
(no vine; sat on “them")

19:30, 35
(no vine; colt)

11:2, 7  /
(no vine; colt)

 

 

Jews against him for saying: My house for prayer / you made it for thieves… Overthrew tables in temple (DT17)

21:12-13
(no ref to Jews against him here for this)

19:45-47

11:15-18 /

 

 

In same context: Woe to you….. (DT17) Jews hated him for this

23:13

 

 

 

 

Sang praises to God (DT106)

26:30
(a hymn)

 

14:26  /
(a hymn)

 

 

Seized and crucified on Passover (DT111)

26-27

22-23

14-15  /

 

 

On Passover took 3 disciples to Olivet Hill opp Temple and prayed to be spared if Father’s will. (DT99)

26:37-39

22:42
(Not with 3 but with all disciples)

14:33-36 /

 

 

Sweats drops of blood (DT103)

 

22:44

 

 

 

Arrested at night at Mt Olives by those sent by Pharisees and Scribes (DT103)

26:30,47
(sent by chief priests and elders and people)

22:39,47
(no reference to being sent by P and S)

14:26,43 /
(from scribes and elders and ch prsts)

     / 18:3
(from chief prsts and Pharisees)

 

 

Pilate, Herod, Jews, Roman soldiers conspired against Christ (FA40)

 

 

 

 

8(28-30), 11(47-49)
(Herod and Jews use Pilate to cover their plot)

Silent before Pilate: no answer “to anyone in presence of Plate" (DT103)

27:12-14

 

15:3-5  /

 

 

Jewish synagogue sentenced him to crucifixion (DT104)

 

 

 

 

1(1-2)
(Herod and his judges and Jews sentenced him to crucifixion)

Sent bound by Pilate to Herod (DT103)

 

23:7
(not said to be bound)

 

 

 

Herod responsible for crucifixion; pierced by Jews, synagogue of wicked, under Pilate (DT32,85,104 FA13)

 

 

 

 

1-7(1-25)

Scourged (DT89)

27:26

 

15:15 /19:1

 

3(9)

Jews pierce their king (DT14,32,64,97,98,104,118, FA13)

 

 

 

 

1-7(1-25)

Crucified on tree (DT15)

 

 

 

 

 

After crucified, all acquaintances and disciples denied him and forsook him and dispersed (FA50 DT53)

 

 

 

 

7(26)

Those who crucified him shook head, distorted lips, twisted noses to each other, mocking his claim: “He was the Son of God….!" (DT101)

27:39, 43

 

 

 

 

3(9)

Let him who raised the dead save himself (FA38)

 

 

 

 

 

On cross: “Oh my God why have you forsaken me" (DT99)

27:46

 

15:34  /

 

5(19)
(“My power" in place of “My God")

On cross till buried at evening (DT97 104)

27:57

23:54

15:42    /                   19:31

 

2(5) 5(15) 6(22-23)

Nails pierced hands and feet (DT97,104)

 

 

 

 

6(21)
(nails pierced hands)

Garments parted/lots (DT 97, 104)

27:35

23:34

15:24   /

 

4(12)

Rich to die for his death (DT 13, 32)

 

 

 

 

 

Christ’s reign begins with his death (DT 73, FA 41)

 

 

 

 

 

Rsrctd Sunday 1st day of week (DT 41)

28:1

24:1

16:2 / 20:1

 

9(35)

Appears to disciples in Jerusalem (DT 51)

 

24:36

      / 20:19

 

 

Always 12 disciples (no Judas) (FA 39, 50 DT 42, 53, 106)

 

 

 

 

7(26) 14(59)

Appears to disciples in their midst

 

24:36

      / 20:19

 

 

And they repent of deserting him after he reminds them he foretold all his suffering before crucifixion (DT106)

 

 

 

 

 

On res Sunday taught his disciples weekly church meetings, the eucharist, Sunday prayers, readings, handouts for poor (FA 65-67 cf. DT 51)

 

 

 

 

 

Christ gave blvrs bread & cup (DT70)

 

 

 

 

 

These were to remind he had been flesh (DT70)

 

 

 

 

 

Ascended to heaven (FA 51, 46)

 

24:51

 

 

 

 

Neil Godfrey (2005)

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