New Testament crossword puzzle: Matthew, Mark, and Luke

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Based on material in chapters 20 and 21 of Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese

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Challenge: Can you solve this puzzle even if you do not have the book by Varughese?

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Bible sources for this assignment: Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2; Mark 1-16

This crossword puzzle was created for use in the course Introduction to Biblical Literature. The words and clues come from the textbook Discovering the Bible: Story and Faith of the Biblical Communities edited by Alex Varughese and published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, now called The Foundry.

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What is "Synoptic" about the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke?

The Synoptic Gospels Matthew, Mark, and Luke comprise a distinctive genre within the New Testament, characterized by their parallel structure, shared content, and narrative style. The word "synoptic" is derived from the Greek words syn (together) and optic (view). These three Gospel account offer a synchronized account of the life, ministry, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. While each Gospel writer brings unique perspectives and emphases, they often share common narratives, parables, and sayings, indicating a likely literary interdependence. The Synoptic Gospels provide a comprehensive yet varied portrait of Jesus, presenting him as the Messiah, Son of God, and Savior, while also exploring themes of discipleship, faith, and the kingdom of God. This Mew Testa,emt pf literary genre has served as a foundational source for Christian theology, spirituality, and discipleship throughout history.

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