The Synoptic Solution to the Synoptic Problem

The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) have many similar stories, but with very slight variations. For example, Mark tells us Jesus healed blind Bartimaeus Mk 10:46, but Matthew tells us that Bartimaeus had another blind companion Mat 20:30, with the same request at the same time Mat 20:33. So why did Mark mention only …

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Was the rich young ruler actually Saul of Tarsus?

Most of those acquainted with their Bible have heard about the rich, young ruler.  He came to Jesus and asked him what he should do to inherit eternal life.  He received the surprising answer - to sell all that he had and follow Christ!  At this, he went away sad because he had great possessions. …

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