chapter  3
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In this chapter, parallel sections of Mark and John are presented side by side, followed by commentary that addresses the importance of the similarities and differences between them for the issues under discussion here. I have made the commentary as brief as possible, focusing only on some of the main points of the debate.1 It is my hope that this synopsis will make the outlines of the argument clearer, and allow the entirety of the proposed primitive gospel narrative to be considered at once, even if the details of the reconstruction are not presented. The significant discrepancies in the order of the two gospels in the first section can also be more easily seen, and possible reasons for some of these variations will be given.