It is important to note that every attempt, including this one include leaps of logic, numerous assumptions and a few flat out guesses.
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Every attempt is cognisant of geography, archeology, historical documents and the odd local legend. All are well meaning and there is no conclusive proof that one chronological attempt is better than another. The four gospels were written as different accounts to different audiences and there was never an attempt to harmonise them geographically or chronologically within the Bible.
Jesus probably spoke in Aramaic, but the gospels are written in Greek, which helps explains different versions of the same stories.
Mary’s Journey of Motherhood in the Gospels
Jesus travelled extensively and used similar analogies and phrases to communicate His message at different times, in much the same way itinerant preachers do today. This explains why different gospels have similar content used in different circumstances. What is refreshing about this clear lack of coordination and chronology, is that it is one of the best examples of the independence of the gospels.
Luke was writing an historical account for his benefactor and thus tended to be more concerned with timing of events. Matthew was writing to a predominantly Jewish audience so his focus was not necessarily logical but more spiritual. Mark was writing from the teaching of Peter and to a predominantly Gentile Roman audience, so his account is fast paced, punchy and full of activity.
A bit like Peter. John also tends to write in more dialogue and discourses, rather than statement of events, leading some to argue his gospel is a more reflective style of writing. Suffice to say that every effort has been made to present the chronology of the gospels with as much rigour as possible. Likewise every effort has been made to present the dates accurately. There are equally compelling arguments for the date being Friday 7th April 30AD 16th Nisan in the Hebrew calendar however like the chronology, a timeline has to be chosen, so for this book it is 33 AD.
Please note that if there are errors, they are mine and mine alone and I apologise for them if they appear. My only caution is not to jump to conclusions too readily. Archaeological evidence seems compelling at first until the fifth century piece of pottery turns up in the undisturbed pristine first century living room.
Above all, enjoy the rollicking read of the greatest story every told. Jesus, the Son of God, through whom the universe was made, came to earth to die for you and I to reconcile us back to God. Separated by the first man Adam, we are made right with our God because of the second Adam, Jesus.
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