History & Synopsis of the Four Gospels


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Which of these is NOT a Synoptic Gospel?

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1. The deeds of which Roman Emperor probably caused the Gospels to be written?

2. When were the first Gospels written?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the history behind the writing of the Gospels as well as differences between the books.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will answer questions related to:

  • Overlap within the Gospels
  • Roman emperor who had an impact on the Gospels
  • Time frame during which the first Gospels were written

Skills Practiced

You can practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Biblical Canon and terms associated with it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Rome to determine the timing of the writing of the Gospels

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, please be sure to watch the lesson called History & Synopsis of the Four Gospels. You'll find out more details about:

  • Purpose of the Gospels
  • Irenaeus of Lyons and the four Gospels
  • Letters of Paul to the churches