This book is two complete works in one! First, FIVE COLUMN is a four Gospel harmony that aligns all of the verses and sets of parallel verses from the four Gospel accounts according to a consistent chronological timeline for the life and ministry of Jesus, which begins before His birth, and continues through His ministry until His Glorious ascension into Heaven. The second part is the fifth column word-for-word merger called, The Synoptic Gospel.
While others have harmonized the Gospels by presenting them in four columns, FIVE COLUMN divides the verses into groups of words which are then moved up and down within their respective Gospel 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 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 9 maps of Israel and Jerusalem.
Included in this paperback edition are the Articles on why the FIVE COLUMN four Gospel harmony and The Synoptic Gospel merger were created, along with the Notes that detail the 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 from the Old Testament.
The best feature of this book is that an overall clarity is produced for the sequence of the events that occurred during the teaching life and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, making it easy to see what happened, and where and when it occurred.