022 Parallels

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Parallels

The kernel of an older story can be seen in Mark's account of Jesus' visit to Nazareth, although Luke has given it a distinctive twist in keeping with his desire to present Jesus as a dignified hero to his hellenistic readers:

Mark: He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.
Matt:He came to his hometown ,
Luke:When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up,
John:

Mark: On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue,
Matt: and began to teach the people in their synagogue
Luke: he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom.
John:

Mark:
Matt:
Luke: He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."
John:

Mark: and many who heard him were astounded.
Matt: so that they were astounded
Luke: All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.
John:

Mark: They said, "Where did this man get all this?
Matt: and said,
Luke:
John:

Mark: What is this wisdom that has been given to him?
Matt: "Where did this man get this wisdom
Luke:
John:

Mark: What deeds of power are being done by his hands!
Matt: and these deeds of power?
Luke:
John:

Mark: Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary
Matt: Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary?
Luke:They said, "Is not this Joseph's son?"
John:

Mark: and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon,
Matt: And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
Luke:
John:

Mark: and are not his sisters here with us?"
Matt: And are not all his sisters with us?
Luke:
John:

Mark:
Matt: Where then did this man get all this?"
Luke:
John:

Mark: And they took offense at him.
Matt:And they took offense at him.
Luke: He said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, 'Doctor, cure yourself!' And you will say, 'Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.'"
John:

Mark: Then Jesus said to them,
Matt:But Jesus said to them,
Luke:
John:

Mark: "Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown,
Matt: "Prophets are not without honor except in their own country
Luke:And he said, "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown.
John: for Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in the prophet's own country

Mark: and among their own kin,
Matt: and in their own house."
Luke:
John:

Mark: and in their own house."
Matt:
Luke:
John:

Mark: And he could do no deed of power there,
Matt:And he did not do many deeds of power there,
Luke:
John:

Mark: except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them.
Matt:
Luke:
John:

Mark: And he was amazed at their unbelief.
Matt: because of their unbelief.
Luke:
John:

Mark: Then he went about among the villages teaching.
Matt:
Luke:
John:

Mark:
Matt:
Luke:But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them