The Pericope of the Lost Sheep Parable Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Pericope of the Lost Sheep Parable
An examination of the parable of the Lost Sheep as it evolved from the ancient Gospel Q.
# 141763 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Religion and Theology (Christianity)


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The paper looks at the parable of the Lost Sheep as it evolved from the ancient Gospel Q - a document preceding even Mark - to its final manifestation in Matthew and Luke. This paper is a redactional exercise (as well as a careful reading of some key primary sources) which examines textual differences as they appear and then offers a rationale for their existence. One thing that becomes apparent is that there are many similarities between the works of Matthew and Luke; that is why they can be described as "synoptic gospels" inasmuch as they can be easily read side by side with plenty of parallels between them. However, if there is one major difference, it is that the Sermon on the Mount (which contains Jesus' parables) was uniquely Matthew's creation; the parables are scattered in Luke's work but brought together by Matthew; on a more subtle level, the Lost Sheep parable found in Matthew seems to better reflect Matthew's belief in loving all. The paper concludes that the one subtle difference between the two individuals is that Matthew's teachings of love permeate his version of the parable; the same cannot be said for Luke's version.

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"The ensuing paper looks at the parable of the Lost Sheep as it evolved from the ancient Gospel Q - a document preceding even Mark - to its final manifestation in Matthew and Luke. This is a redactional exercise (as well as a careful reading of some key primary sources) which examines textual differences as they appear and then offers a rationale for their existence. One thing that will become apparent is that there are many similarities between the works of Matthew and Luke; that is why they can be described as "synoptic gospels" inasmuch as they can be easily read..."

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