THE COMBINED GOSPELS



The four Gospels combined into one narrative.



King James Version



Edited by

Gordon Simkin

Please read all of the following before continuing.

PREFACE TO THE COMBINED GOSPEL


   Many Bible scholars have made a "Harmony of the Gospels".  These
   are attempts to show the time sequence of the events in the four
   Gospels, and to show where more than one gospel tells the same story.
   The SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 5, page 190 (1956 edition) has a
   section titled "The Fourfold Gospel Narrative" which includes a
   "Harmony of the Gospels".  This harmony is the one used most for this
   "Harmonized Gospel". However, my combined gospel includes other
   harmonies, and therefore varies from any single harmony, as there seem
   to be inconsistencies in each one.  Since none of them are known to be
   exactly correct, a few variations have been made as seems appropriate.

   Each story that is told in more than one place is combined.  That is,
   either only one story is included here; or else the stories are
   interleaved, taking some parts of each story to make one complete
   story. There is no information on the sequence of events within any
   one story, and some of the stories are told differently in the
   different gospels. Therefore, the fine details are sequenced to make
   a logical story.  The book, Desire of Ages (DA) by E. G. White,
   was often used as a guide in selecting sequence of events and
   resolving apparent differences between the gospels.  Under
   each sub-title, the DA page number where this story starts (or the
   chapter containing the story--if found) is listed.  "DA--" means that
   this story was not found in DA.  If you find a page number, please
   call.

   Words (mostly pronouns) referring to deity have been capitalized.
   Capitalization at the beginning of a verse, which is the middle of a
   sentence, is removed.

   Quotation marks are added around statements made and Bible quotations
   (mostly from the Old Testament), with the reference in brackets [ ].
   These quotations use the New Testament wording. Occasionally,
   where the text is changing from one gospel to another in the middle
   of a story, it is necessary to add one or more words to bridge the
   thought.  Any such added words are also inside brackets.  Punctuation
   is changed as needed to combine the stories.

   Parentheses ( ) are as in the original KJV text, and braces { }
   indicate supplied words that are in italics in most Bibles.

   Paragraphs are added as best seems to fit the textual content and in
   all conversation to show the change of speakers.  This occasionally
   makes single line paragraphs.

   All sub-titles are added to aid in finding specific stories.

   The original Bible references combined are listed below each
   sub-title in parentheses.

   Any comments or corrections are welcome.  You may call
   1-800-HIS-LOVE, which is (1-800-447-5683) and leave your comments.

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