Luke-Acts Primacy
Luke-Acts Primacy

Order of the Gospels

Understanding the historical sequence of the synoptic gospels. The Farrer hypothesis (also known as the Farrer-Goulder-Goodacre hypothesis) is the theory that the Gospel of Mark was written first, followed by the Gospel of Matthew and then the author of the Gospel of Luke used both Mark and Matthew as source material.

Matthew 28:19

The the trinitarian baptismal formula of Matthew 28:19, “baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of The Holy Spirit” is not likely original to Matthew. Evidence for this is includes quotes from numerous references as well as the citations of Eusebius.