Any of the authors of the three synopticgospels, which give a history of Jesus Christ's life and ministry, in distinction from the writer of John's Gospel, which gives a fuller record of Christ's teachings.
Io) is the only long one; whilst over two-thirds of each Synoptist deal with Galilee or Samaria.
The speeches dwell upon Jesus' person and work, as we shall find, with a didactic directness, philosophical terminology and denunciatory exclusiveness unmatched in the Synoptist sayings.
And whilst the Synoptist speeches and actions stand in loose and natural relation to each other, the Johannine deeds so closely illustrate the sayings that each set everywhere supplements the other: the history itself here tends to become one long allegory.
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