THEMES OF THE FOUR GOSPELS (in downloadable pdfs) The Lectionary (portions of Scripture appointed to be read each Sunday) covers three years - imaginatively named A, B and C. Each of these years takes a different synoptic Gospel as its focus - Year A focuses on Matthew, Year B on Mark and this coming year, Year C, focuses on Luke.
Marcan Priority-- is the hypothesis that the Gospel of Mark was the first-written of the three Synoptic Gospels and was used as a source by the other two, Matthew and Luke. This hypothesis is a central one in discussion of the Synoptic Problem, the question of the documentary relationship among these three Gospels. Marcan priority has been accepted by most scholars since the late nineteenth century and forms the foundation for the widely accepted two-source theory, although a number of
Man Attested by God : The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels (Hardcover) (J. R. Daniel Kirk)