Why is john's gospel not a synoptic gospel?

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  • One might ask this because John's Gospel has not traditionally been held to be truly "synoptic" with the other three accounts of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The major reason for this is that less than 10% of the Gospel of John overlaps, repeats, or parallels the sayings, teachings and events that are mentioned within the other three accounts.
  • Answer and Explanation: The reason that John is not part of the Synoptic Gospels is that it's written in a different manner than the first three and might have been written Click to see full answer. Likewise, how does the book of John differ from the synoptic gospels? John's gospel is different from the other three in the New Testament.
  • One might ask this because John's Gospel has not traditionally been held to be truly "synoptic" with the other three accounts of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The major reason for this is that less than 10% of the Gospel of John overlaps, repeats, or parallels the sayings, teachings and events that are mentioned within the other three accounts.

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Matthew, Mark and Luke are known as synoptic gospels because they are moderately similar in content. We now know that this comes about because the authors of Matthew and Luke copied much of the content of Mark, often in exactly the same words in the Greek language, as a parallel reading in Greek will show. John's Gospel was not copied from Mark, like the others, but is loosely based on Luke. Being one step removed from the original, and having been written by an author somewhat less concerned with preserving the original content, John differs quite substantially from the others, especially Matthew. For this reason, it is not considered a 'synoptic gospel'.

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