Today was our next-to-last session at Trinity, Milton on reading the Gospels side-by-side. We read the crucifixion in all the Gospels. I'm always amazed, whenever I do this course, that people who know their Bible quite well are surprised by the different versions of the same story.
It will get ever stranger when we read the Resurrection narrative next week.
Each Gospel is different but we tend to think there is one story.
I posted my closing remarks for the class--'Knowing 4 Jesus' a while ago. You could go back and read it again.
Next, the Bible Study will take on the Gospel of Mary of Magdala. That will raise even more eyebrows.
It's a shame that so many so-called 'gnostic' gospels didn't make it into the Bible by the Council of Nicea in 325.
They give even more insight into how the early church perceived Jesus.
It's a mixed bag.
But we must remember "Jesus stories" were dispersed across the known world at the time. Many versions and interpretations.
We need to know them all to know the Jesus we will chose to follow.