#FunFactFriday — Because TGIF!
Did you know that there are over 60 accounts of the life of Jesus?
Although the “canonical gospels” (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) are widely accepted as the most authentic gospels, it is interesting to note that there were about sixty other gospels written about the life of Jesus, including ones which portray his life as young boy.
The four canonical gospels were written sometime between A.D. 70 and A.D. 110, and of these, Mark seems to be the oldest. The other three seem to reference Mark, as well as an unknown source known by scholars as the ‘Q’ gospel.
During the early Christian period, it was common for individuals to adapt the gospels to their own understanding—and this could account for the vast number of non-canonical gospels.
Of all the gospels, the four canonical gospels are considered to be the most historically accurate, with many scholars confirming the historical authenticity of the baptism of Jesus, his preaching, and the crucifixion.
Learn more about the other gospels HERE!
Comment below to tell us which of the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John) is your favourite? and why!
May God bless you, have a wonderful weekend!