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Chronological Parallel of the Gospels


 

Chronological Parallel of the Gospels - Table


  

s1

Date

Description of Event

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Other Notes

1.0

narration

Prologue to the gospel

 

 

01.01-4

1.1-18

 

2.0

Sept 6BC

The promise of John the Baptist's birth

 

 

01.05-25

 

Elizabeth conceives 6 months before Mary. (Luke 1:26,36)

3.0

March 5BC

The salutation of Mary; Mary visits Elizabeth

 

 

01.26-56

 

9 Months before Dec 25

4.0

December 25*,  5BC

The birth of Jesus; the shepherds

1.18-25

 

02.01-20

 

*Date of Dec 25 asserted by Hippolytus (AD 165-235) who was a disciple of Irenaeus, of Polycarp, of St John.  Date of Jan 6 also historically popular.  Hoehner asserts a Late 5/Early 4 BC winter birth.

5.0

Jan 02, 4 BC*

Circumcision of Jesus; presentation in the temple

 

 

02.21-40

 

Or, eight days after birth.

6.0

Jan 06, 4BC*

Visit of the wise men

2.1-12

 

 

 

Traditionally, and reasonably, Jan 6th, definitely less than 3 months after Christ's birth.

7.0

After visit by wise men,                  before Jan 2BC

1) Flight into Egypt; 2) Herod slays the babies of Bethlehem

2.13-23

 

 

 

 

7.9

Spring 4BC

Death of Herod, return from Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

8.0

Passover, April 29, AD 9

Jesus at twelve years of age

 

 

02.41-52

 

Hoehner p143

9.0

AD 29

John the Baptist begins his ministry

3.1-12

1.1-8

03.01-18

1.19-34

15th year of Tiberius Caesar's reign (begin AD14)

11.0

Summer/Fall AD 29

The baptism of Jesus

3.13-17

1.9-11

03.21-22

 

 

12.0

narration

The genealogy of Jesus

1.1-17

 

03.23-38

 

 

13.0

Summer/Fall AD 29

The temptation of Jesus

4.1-11

1.12-13

04.01-13

 

 

14.0

 

Jesus's first recorded miracle (water made wine); Jesus visits Capernaum

 

 

 

2.1-12

 

15

Passover, April 7, AD 30

First Passover of Jesus' Ministry

 

 

 

 

Hoehner p60

16.0

Passover, April 7, AD 30

Jesus cleanses the temple during the Passover

 

 

 

2.13-25

 

17.0

 

Nicodemus visits Jesus at night ("God so loved the world")

 

 

 

3.1-21

 

18.0

 

Jesus baptizes, through his disciples, in Judea; John the Baptist again testifies of Jesus

 

 

 

3.22-4.3

 

19.0

 

Jesus converses with the woman of Samaria

 

 

 

4.4-42

 

20.0

 

Jesus arrives in Galilee; his first preaching there

4.12-17

1.14-15

04.14-15

4.43-45

 

21.0

 

Jesus' first rejection at Nazareth

 

 

04.16-30

 

 

22.0

 

Jesus in the synagogue at Capernaum; heals a demoniac

7.28-29

1.21-28

04.31-37

7.46

 

23.0

 

Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law and others

8.14-17

1.29-34

04.38-41

 

 

24.0

 

Jesus departs from Capernaum

 

1.35-38

04.42-43

 

 

25.0

 

A preaching journey in Galilee

4.23-25

1.39

04.44

 

 

26.0

 

The miraculous catch of fish; first disciples called

4.18-22

1.16-20

05.01-11

1.35-41

 

27.0

 

Healing the leaper

8.1-4

1.40-45

05.12-16

 

 

28.0

 

The healing of the paralytic at Capernaum

9.1-8

2.1-12

05.17-26

5.8-9

 

29.0

 

The call of Levi (Matthew)

9.9-13

2.13-17

05.27-32

 

 

30.0

 

The question about fasting

9.14-17

2.18-22

05.33-39

 

 

31.0

Oct 21-28, AD 31

Jesus heals the man at Bethesda; the testimony to Jesus

 

 

 

5.1-47

 

32.0

 

Two blind men healed

9.27-31

 

 

 

 

33.0

 

Plucking grain on the sabbath

12.1-8

2.23-28

06.01-5

5.10

 

34.0

 

The healing of the man with a withered hand

12.9-14

3.1-6

06.06-11

 

 

35.0

 

The call of the twelve

10.1-4

3.13-19

06.12-16

1.42

 

36.0

 

Jesus heals the multitudes

12.15-21

3.7-12

06.17-19

 

 

37.0

 

Sermon on the Mount - Introduction

5.1-2

 

06.20

 

 

38.0

 

The Beatitudes

5.3-12

 

06.20-23

 

 

39.0

 

The Woes

 

 

06.24-26

 

 

40.0

 

On love of one's enemies

5.43-48

 

06.27-28, 32-36

 

 

41.0

 

On almsgiving; on prayer

6.1-8

 

 

 

 

42.0

 

On swearing; on retaliation

5.33-42

 

06.29-30

 

 

43.0

 

The Golden Rule

7.12

 

06.31

 

 

44.0

 

On judging

7.1-5

 

06.37-42

 

 

45.0

 

On profaning the holy

7.6

 

 

 

 

46.0

 

The test of a good man

7.15-20

 

06.43-45

 

 

47.0

 

Warning against self-deception

7.21-23

 

06.46; 13.26-27

 

 

48.0

 

Hearers and doers of the Word

7.24-27

 

06.47-49

 

 

49.0

 

The end of the Sermon

7.28-29

 

 

7.46

 

50.0

 

Healing the centurion's servant

8.5-13

 

07.01-10

4.46-54

 

51.0

 

Healing the widow's son at Naim

 

 

07.11-17

 

 

51.1

narration

John's imprisonment (commented - not chronological)

 

 

03.19-20

 

Event occurs AD30/31

52.0

 

John's question to Jesus

11.2-6

 

07.18-23

 

 

53.0

 

Jesus' words about John

11.7-19

 

07.24-35

 

 

54.0

 

The woman with the ointment

26.6-13

14.3-9

07.36-50

12.1-8

 

55.0

 

The anointing at Bethany

26.6-13

14.3-9

07.36-50

12.1-11

 

56.0

 

The ministering women

 

 

08.01-3

 

 

57.0

 

Jesus teasches by parables: the sower, the tares, the seed growing secretly, the mustard seed, the leaven, the hidden treasure, the pearl, the dragnet, the householder

13.1-52

4.1-34

08.04-18; 10.23-24; 13.18-21

12.40

 

58.0

 

Jesus' true relatives

12.46-50

3.31-35

08.19-21

15.14

 

59.0

 

The stilling of the storm

8.23-27

4.35-51

08.22-25

 

 

60.0

 

The Gadarene demoniac

8.28-34

5.1-20

08.26-39

 

 

61.0

 

Jairus' daughter and a woman's faith

9.18-26

5.21-43

08.40-56

 

 

62.0

 

Jesus is again rejected at Nazareth

13.53-58

6.1-6

08.40-56

4.44; 6.42; 7.5, 15

 

63.0

 

The sending out of the twelve

9.35; 10.1-11, 14

6.6-13

09.01-6

 

 

64.0

 

The death of John described

14.3-12

6.17-29

 

 

 

65.0

 

Herod thinks Jesus is John, risen

14.1-2

6.14-16

09.07-9

 

 

66.0

 

The return of the twelve and the feeding of the 5,000

14.13-21

6.30-44

09.10-17

6.1-14

 

67.0

 

Walking on the water

14.22-33

6.45-52

 

6.15-21

 

68.0

 

Jesus' discourse on the bread of life

 

 

 

6.22-71

 

69.0

 

Healings at Gennesaret

14.34-36

6.53-56

 

 

 

70.0

 

What defiles a man

15.1-20

7.1-23

 

 

 

71.0

 

The Syrophenician woman

15.21-28

7.24-30

 

 

 

72.0

 

Healing of many; healing of the deaf mute

15.29-31

7.31-37

 

 

 

73.0

 

The feeding of the 4,000

15.32-39

8.1-10

 

 

 

74.0

 

Peter's confession at Caesarea Philippi; first prediction of the Passion

16.13-23

8.27-33

09.18-22

6.68-69; 20.21-23

 

75.0

 

The conditions of discipleship

16.24-28

8.34-9.1

09.23-27

12.25

 

76.0

 

The transfiguration

17.1-8

9.2-8

09.28-36

1.14

 

77.0

 

The coming of Elijah

17.9-13

9.9-13

 

 

 

78.0

 

The epileptic boy healed

17.14-21

9.14-29

09.37-43a

14.9

 

79.0

 

The second prediction of the Passion

17.22-23

9.30-32

09.43b-45

7.1

 

80.0

 

The temple tax

17.24-27

 

 

 

 

81.0

 

The dispute about greatness

18.1-5

9.33-37

09.46-48

3.3, 5; 12.44-45; 13.20

 

82.0

 

The strange exorcist

 

9.38-41

09.49-50

 

 

83.0

 

The Samaritan villagers

 

 

09.51-56

 

 

84.0

 

The nature of discipleship

8.18-22

 

09.57-62

 

 

85.0

 

The nature of discipleship

8.18-22

 

09.57-62

 

 

86.0

 

The twelve disciples sent out

9.35-10.6

 

10.01-16

1.42; 4.35

 

87.0

 

The sending out of the seventy

9.35-10.16

 

10.01-16

4:35; 5.23

 

88.0

 

Woes on the cities of Galilee

11.20-24

 

10.13-15

 

 

89.0

 

End of discourse to disciples

10.40-11.1

 

10.16

5.23; 12.44-45

 

90.0

 

The return of the seventy

 

 

10.17-20

12.31

 

91.0

 

Jesus' thanksgiving to the Father

11.25-27

 

10.21-22

3.35; 7.29; 10.14-15; 17.2

 

92.0

 

Comfort for the heavy laden

11.28-30

 

 

 

 

93.0

 

Jesus gratitude to the Father

11.25-27

 

10.21-22

10.15; 17.2

 

94.0

 

The blessedness of the disciples

13.16-17

 

10.23-24

 

 

95.0

 

The lawyer's question

22.34-40

12.28-31

10.25-28

 

 

96.0

 

The great commandment

22.34-40

12.28-34

10.25-28

 

 

97.0

 

Parable of the good Samaritan

 

 

10.29-37

 

 

98.0

 

Mary and Martha

 

 

10.38-42

11.1-3

 

99.0

 

The Lord's Prayer

6.9-15

 

11.01-4

 

 

100.0

 

The friend at midnight

 

 

11.05-8

 

 

101.0

 

God's answering of prayer

7.7-11

 

11.09-13

 

 

102.0

 

The answer to praryer

7.7-11

 

11.09-13

 

 

103.0

 

The healing of a dumb demoniac

9.32-34

3.22-27

11.14-23

 

 

104.0

 

Accusations against Jesus; a house divided

12.22-37

3.20-30

11.14-23

7.20; 8.48; 52

 

105.0

 

The Beelzebub controversy

9.32-34; 12.22-30

 

11.14-23

 

 

106.0

 

The return of the evil spirit

12.43-45

 

11.24-26

 

 

107.0

 

The blessedness of Jesus' mother

 

 

11.27-28

 

 

108.0

 

Against seeking for signs

12.38-42

8.11-12

11.29-32

 

 

109.0

 

The sign for this generation

12.38-42; 16.1-4

8.11-12

11.29-32

 

 

110.0

 

The Pharisees seek a sign

16.1-4

8.11-13

11.29-32; 12.54-56

6.30

 

111.0

 

Concerning light

5.14-16;6.22-23

 

11.33-36

 

 

112.0

 

The parables of salt and of light

5.13-16

9.50

11.33-36; 14.34-35

 

 

113.0

 

The sound eye

6.22-23

 

11.34-36

 

 

114.0

 

Discourse against the Pharisees

23.1-36

12.37-40

11.37-12.1

 

 

115.0

 

A discourse on leaven

16.5-12

8.14-21

12.01

 

 

116.0

 

The blind man at Bethsaida

 

8.22-26

 

9.1-7

 

117.0

 

Exhortation to fearless confession

10.19-20, 20-33; 12.32

4.22; 8.38

12.02-12

14.26

 

118.0

 

The parable of the rich fool

 

 

12.13-21

 

 

119.0

 

Exhortation to confession

10.26-33

 

12.2-12

14.26

 

120.0

 

On anxiety

6.25-34

 

12.22-31

 

 

121.0

 

Cares about earthly things

6.16-21, 25-34

 

12.22-34

 

 

122.0

 

On fasting; on treasures

6.16-21

 

12.33-34

 

 

123.0

 

Watchfulness and faithfulness

24.43-51

13.32-33

12.35-46

13.4-5

 

124.0

 

Watchfulness and faithfulness

24.42-51

 

12.39-46

 

 

125.0

 

The papable of the ten maidens

25.1-13

 

 

 

 

126.0

 

The servant's wages

 

 

12.47-48

 

 

127.0

 

Division in households

10.34-36

 

12.49-56

 

 

128.0

 

Interpreting the present time

10.34-36; 16.1-4

 

12.49-56

12.27

 

129.0

 

On murder

5.21-26

 

12.57-59

 

 

130.0

 

On adultery and lust

5.27-30

 

 

 

 

131.0

 

Agreement with one's accuser

5.25-26

 

 

 

 

132.0

 

Repentance or destruction

 

 

13.01-9

 

 

133.0

 

Healing of the woman with a spirit of infirmity

 

 

13.10-17

 

 

134.0

 

Parables of the mustard seed, of the leaven

13.31-33

4.30-32

13.18-21

 

 

135.0

 

Exclusion from the kingdom

7.13-14; 25.10-12; 7.22-23

 

13.22-30

 

 

136.0

 

The narrow gate

7.13-14

 

13.23-24

 

 

137.0

 

The departure from Galilee

 

 

13.31-33

 

 

138.0

 

The lament over Jerusalem

22.37-39

 

13.34-35

 

 

139.0

 

The lament over Jerusalem

23.37-39

 

13.34-35

 

 

140.0

 

The healing of a man with dropsy

 

 

14.01-6

 

 

141.0

 

Teaching on humility

 

 

14.07-14

 

 

143.0

 

The parable of the marriage feast (great supper)

22.1-14

 

14.16-24

 

 

144.0

 

Conditions of discipleship

10.37-39

 

14.25-33

12.25

 

145.0

 

The cost of discipleship

10.26-33, 37-39

 

14.25-35

 

 

146.0

 

Concerning salt

5.13

9.49-50

14.34-35

 

 

147.0

 

The lost sheep

18.10-14

 

15.01-10

 

 

148.0

 

The lost sheep and the lost coin

18.12-14

 

15.01-10

 

 

149.0

 

The prodigal son

 

 

15.11-32

 

 

150.0

 

The unjust steward

6.24

 

16.01-13

 

 

151.0

 

On serving two masters

6.24

 

16.13

 

 

152.0

 

The hypocrisy of the Pharisees

 

 

16.14-15

 

 

153.0

 

On the law

5.17-20

 

16.16-17

 

 

154.0

 

About the law and about divorce

5.17-20, 31-32; 11.12-13

 

16.16-18

 

 

155.0

 

On divorce

5.31-32

 

16.18

 

 

156.0

 

The rich man and Lazarus

 

 

16.19-31

 

 

157.0

 

On temptations

18.6-9

9.42-48

17.01-2

 

 

158.0

 

On causing sin

18.6-9

9.42-48

17.01-2

 

 

159.0

 

On reproving one's brother

18.15-20

 

17.03

20.23

 

160.0

 

On reconciliation

18.21-22

 

17.03-4

 

 

161.0

 

Parable of the unmerciful servant

18.23-35

 

 

 

 

162.0

 

Jesus goes to Jerusalem at the feast of Tabernacles; His discourses there

 

 

 

7.1-53

 

163.0

 

A woman taken in adultery is brought before Jesus

 

 

 

8.1-11

 

164.0

 

Jesus declares himself the light of the world; unbelieving Jews attempt to stone him

 

 

 

8.12-59

 

165.0

 

Jesus heals a blind beggar

 

 

 

9.1-41

 

166.0

 

The Good Shephard

 

 

 

10.1-21

 

167.0

 

On forgiveness

18.15, 21-22

 

 

 

 

168.0

 

On faith

17.20

 

17.05-6

 

 

169.0

 

The servant's wages

 

 

17.07-10

 

 

170.0

 

The healing of ten lepers

 

 

17.11-19

 

 

171.0

 

On the kingdom of God

24.23-25

13.21-23

17.20-21

 

 

172.0

 

The culmination of the troubles

24.23-25

13.21-23

17.20-23

 

 

173.0

 

The day of the Son of man

24.26-28, 37-41

 

17.22-37

 

 

174.0

 

The day of the Son of man

24.26-28

 

17.23-24, 37

 

 

175.0

 

The need for watchfulness

24.37-41

 

17.26-27,34-35

 

 

176.0

 

The parable of the unjust judge

 

 

18.01-8

 

 

177.0

 

The parable of the Pharisee and the publican

 

 

18.09-14

 

 

178.0

 

Marriage and divorce

19.1-12

10.1-12

 

 

 

179.0

 

Jesus blesses the children

19.13-15

10.13-16

18.15-17

3.3,5

 

180.0

 

The rich young man

19.16-30

10.17-31

18.18-30

 

 

181.0

 

The parable of the laborers in the vineyard

20.1-10

 

 

 

 

182.0

 

The third prediction of the Passion

20.17-19

10.32-34

18.31-34

 

 

183.0

 

The healing of Bartimeus

20.29-34

10.46-52

18.35-43

 

 

184.0

 

Zaccheus

 

 

19.01-10

 

 

185.0

 

The parable of the pounds

25.14-30

 

19.11-27

 

 

186.0

 

The parable of the talents

25.14-30

 

19.12-27

 

 

187.0

 

The last judgement

25.31-46

 

 

5.28-29

 

188.0

 

The entry into Jerusalem; prediction of the destruction of Jerusalem; Jesus in the temple

21.1-17

11.1-11

19.28-46

12.21-50; 2.13-15

 

189.0

 

Jesus keeps the feast of Dedication at Jerusalem

 

 

 

10.22-39

 

190.0

 

Jesus goes to Bethany; raises Lazarus from the dead

 

 

 

10.40-11.44

 

191.0

 

A meeting of the Chief priests and Pharisees

 

 

 

11.45-53

 

192.0

 

Jesus at Ephraim; the coming of the Passover

 

 

 

11.54-57

 

193.0

 

The cursing of the fig tree

21.18-19

11.12-14

 

 

 

194.0

 

The cleansing of the temple

21.12-13

11.15-19

19.45-48

2.13-17

 

195.0

 

The meaning of the withered fig tree

21.20-22

11.20-26

 

14.13-14

 

196.0

 

The question about authority

21.23-27

11.27-33

20.01-8

2.18

 

197.0

 

The parable of the two sons

21.28-32

 

 

 

 

198.0

 

The parable of the wicked tenants

21.33-46

12.1-12

20.09-19

 

 

199.0

 

Question on the tribute to Caesar

22.15-22

12.13-17

20.20-26

3.2

 

200.0

 

Question on the resurrection

22.23-33

12.18-27

20.27-40

 

 

201.0

 

About David's son

22.41-46

12.35-37

20.41-44

 

 

202.0

 

Woes against the Pharisees

23.1-36

12.37-40

20.45-47; 11.37-52

 

 

203.0

 

The widow's gift

 

12.41-44

21.01-4

 

 

204.0

 

Prediction fo the destruction of the temple

24.1-3

13.1-4

21.05-7

 

 

205.0

 

The signs of the parousia

24.4-8

13.5-8

21.08-11

 

 

206.0

 

The fate of the disciples

10.17-25

13.9-13

21.12-17

13.16; 14.26; 15.20

 

207.0

 

The beginning of the troubles

24.9-14

13.9-13

21.12-19

14.26; 15.21; 16.2

 

208.0

 

The desolating sacrilege

24.15-22

13.14-20

21.20-24

 

 

209.0

 

The parousia of the Son of man

24.29-31

13.24-27

21.25-28

 

 

210.0

 

The parable of the fig tree

24.32-33

13.28-29

21.29-31

 

 

211.0

 

The time of the parousia

24.34-36

13.30-32

21.32-33

 

 

212.0

 

Mark's ending to the discourse

 

13.33-37

 

 

 

213.0

 

Luke's ending to the discourse

 

 

21.34-36

 

 

214.0

 

A summary of the days spent in Jerusalem