This book is two complete works in one!
The main part, called FIVE COLUMN, is a full four Gospel harmony that aligns all of the words and sets of parallel verses from the four Gospel accounts according to a consistent chronological timeline for the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ, which begins before His Birth, and continues through His Ministry and Crucifixion to His Resurrection and Glorious ascension into Heaven.
The second part is the “fifth column” word-for-word merger (or synopsis) called, The Synoptic Gospel, and sub-titled, The Story of The Life of Jesus.
While others have harmonized the Gospels by presenting them side-by-side in four columns, FIVE COLUMN divides the verses from each Gospel into groups of words which are then moved up and down within their respective columns to produce a unity of thought or action. With all of the events and verses harmonized, the aligned texts were merged on a word-for-word basis using a merging process that involved sixteen steps. While retaining all of the detail from each of the four Gospel accounts, this process removes the duplication between the parallel sets of verses, which results is a single, complete, narrative that is almost 22% shorter to read.
With the entire Gospel story divided into Chapters and Acts, with 360 Scenes of action, now you can read one Scene a day to know the full Gospel story of the life of Jesus within a year!
Understanding the sequence of the Gospel events is further enhanced with the Dates and Locations that are listed for each Scene, along with nine Maps of Israel and Jerusalem.
Included in this Paperback edition are the seven Articles on why the FIVE COLUMN four Gospel harmony and The Synoptic Gospel word-for-word merger were created, along with the Notes that detail the advanced features of this book. The Gospel Verse Cross-Reference Appendix shows which verses from the four original Gospels are part of a parallel set, and where within FIVE COLUMN and The Synoptic Gospel those verses can be found. As an aid to research, this book includes a comprehensive list of references and quotations (300 +) from the Old Testament.
The best feature of this book is that by presenting all of the events that occurred during the teaching life and healing ministry of Jesus Christ in chronological order an overall clarity of understanding is produced as to the scope of the teachings of Jesus, and why the young Messiah was eventually put to death. It is now also easy to see not only what happened, but also where and when the event (Scene) occurred.
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