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Harmony of the Gospels

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

The divinity of Chirst

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1:1–5

Preface

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1:1–4

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5 b.c.

Annunciation of birth of John the Baptist

Jerusalem

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1:5–25

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Espousal of the Virgin Mary

Nazareth

1:18

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1:27

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The Annunciation of the birth of Jesus

Nazareth

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1:26–38

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The visitation of Mary to Elisabeth

Hebron, or Juttah

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1:39–55

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Her return to Nazareth

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1:56

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Joseph's vision

Nazareth

1:20–25

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4 b.c.

Birth and infancy of John the Baptist

Hebron

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1:57–80

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Birth of Jesus

Bethlehem

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2:1–7

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Adoration by shepherds

Bethlehem

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2:8–16

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Circumcision

Bethlehem

1:25

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2:21

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Presentation and purification

Jerusalem

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2:22–29

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Genealogies

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1:17

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3:23

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3 b.c.

Adoration by the wise men

Bethlehem

2:1–12

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Flight into Egypt

Egypt

2:13–15

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Massacre of the Innocents

Bethlehem

2:16–18

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1 a.d.

Return to Nazareth

Nazareth

2:19–23

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2:39

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Childhood of Jesus

Nazareth

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2:40

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7 a.d.

With the doctors in the temple

Jerusalem

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2:46–50

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7–26 a.d.

Youth of Jesus

Nazareth

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2:51

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MISSION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

26 a.d.

Ministry of John the Baptist

Bethabara

3:1–4

1:1–8

3:1–6

1:6–15

Baptisms by John the Baptist

Bethabara

3:5

1:5

3:7

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Witness to Christ by John the Baptist

Bethabara

3:11, 12

1:7, 8

3:15–18

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Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist

Bethabara

3:13–17

1:9–11

3:21, 22

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Temptation of Jesus

Wilderness of Judæa

4:1–11

1:12, 13

4:1–13

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John the Baptist's second testimony

Bethabara

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1:19–35

Call of the first disciples (five)

Bethabara

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1:37–51

CHRIST'S FIRST APPEARANCE

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

27 a.d.

First Miracle, at Cana

Cana

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2:1–11

Visit to Capernaum

Capernaum

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2:12

First PASSOVER; first cleansing of temple

Jerusalem

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2:13–23

Discourse with Nicodemus

Jerusalem

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3:1–21

The Baptist's last testimony

Ænon

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3:25–36

Christ's visit to Samaria

Sychar

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4:1–42

Christ's return to Cana

Cana

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4:43–46

Christ's healing of the nobleman's son

Cana

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4:46–54

FIRST PUBLIC PREACHING

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

27 a.d.

Imprisonment of John the Baptist

Machærus

4:12

1:14

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Christ's preaching in Galilee:—

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Christ's preaching at Nazareth

Nazareth

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6:1

4:15–30

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Christ's preaching at Capernaum

Capernaum

4:13

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4:31

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Call of Andrew, Peter, James and John

Capernaum

4:18–22

1:16

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Miracles:— Casting out a devil

Capernaum

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1:23

4:33

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Miracles:— Healing of Peter's mother-in-law

Capernaum

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1:29

4:38

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Miracles:— Healing of many sick and diseased

Capernaum

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1:32

4:40

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FIRST GENERAL CIRCUIT

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

27 a.d.

Preparatory Prayer

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1:35

4:42

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Circuit through Galilee

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4:23–25

1:39

4:44

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SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Hill above Gennesaret

5–7:27

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Sermon in the boat; miraculous draught of fishes

Gennesaret

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5:1

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Healing of a leper

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8:2–4

1:40

5:12

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Retirement for prayer

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1:45

5:16

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Healing of palsied man

Capernaum

9:2

2:1

5:17

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Call of Matthew (Levi), supper, and discourse

Capernaum

9:9

2:13–18

5:27–33

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SECOND YEAR'S MINISTRY

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

28 a.d.

Second Passover

Jerusalem

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5:1

Miracle at Bethesda, and discourse on it

Jerusalem

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5:2–47

The Sabbath; plucking corn

Galilee

12:1

2:23

6:1

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The miracle of the withered hand

Capernaum

12:10

3:1

6:6

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Opposition of Herodians

Capernaum

12:14

3:6

6:11

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Retirement for prayer

Capernaum

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3:13

6:12

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Ordination of Twelve Apostles

Capernaum

10:2–4

3:14

6:13

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SERMON IN THE PLAIN (of Gennessaret)

near Capernaum

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6:17–49

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Healing of the centurion's servant

near Capernaum

8:5–13

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7:1

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Healing son of widow of Nain

Nain

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7:11

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Message from John the Baptist; Christ's testimony

Capernaum

11:2–7

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7:17–24

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Warning to Chorazin, &c.

Capernaum

11:20–28

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Mary Magdalene

Capernaum (?)

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7:36

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SECOND GENERAL CIRCUIT

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

Through Galilee

Galilee

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3:19

8:1–3

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Healing of a demoniac

Capernaum

12:22

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Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost

Capernaum

12:24

3:22

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The unclean spirit

Capernaum

12:43

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The interruption of His relatives

Capernaum

12:46

3:31

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28 a.d.

Parables:— The Sower

Plain of Gennesaret

13:1–9, 18–23

4:1, 14–20

8:4, 11–15

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The Tares

Plain of Gennesaret

13:24

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The Mustard seed

Plain of Gennesaret

13:31

4:30

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The Leaven

Plain of Gennesaret

13:33

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The Candle

Plain of Gennesaret

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4:21

8:16

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The Treasure

Plain of Gennesaret

13:44

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The Pearl

Plain of Gennesaret

13:45

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The Net

Plain of Gennesaret

13:47

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Christ calms the storm

Sea of Gennesaret

8:24

4:37

8:23

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Christ suffers devils to enter the swine

Gadara

8:28

5:1

8:27

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Parables:—Bridegroom

Capernaum

9:15

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New cloth and new wine

Capernaum

9:16, 17

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Miracles:— Issue of blood

Gennesaret

} 9:18

5:22

8:41

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Jairus' daughter

Capernaum

Two blind men

Capernaum

9:27

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Dumb spirit

Capernaum

9:32

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THIRD GENERAL CIRCUIT

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

28 a.d.

Mission of the Twelve Apostles

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10:1

6:6–11

9:1–3

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Death of John the Baptist

Machærus

14:1

6:14

9:7

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Feeding of five thousand

Bethsaida

14:13

6:30

9:12

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Walking on the water

Lake Gennesaret

14:25

6:48

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6:1
6:19

Discourse on the plain and in the synagogue

Capernaum

14:34

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6:26–70

THIRD YEAR'S MINISTRY

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

Discourse on pollution

Capernaum

15:1–20

7:1–23

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Syrophoenician woman

Phoenicia

15:21

7:24

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28 a.d.

Miracles:— Healing of the deaf and dumb man

Decapolis

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7:32

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Healing of many sick

Decapolis

15:29

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Feeding of four thousand

Gennesaret

15:32

8:1

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Parable of leaven

Gennesaret

16:5

8:14

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Healing blind man

Bethsaida

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8:22

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Peter's confession of Christ's Divinity

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16:13

8:27

9:18

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TRANSFIGURATION

Mount Tabor, or Hermon

17:1

9:2

9:28

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Healing demoniac child

Mount Tabor, or Hermon

17:14

9:14

9:37

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Prediction of His Passion

Galilee

17:22

9:30

9:43

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The stater in the fish's mouth

Capernaum

17:27

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Lesson on docility

Capernaum

18:1

9:33

9:46

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Lesson on forgiveness

Capernaum

18:15

9:43

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Lesson on self-denial

Capernaum

18:18

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Parable of the unmerciful servant

Capernaum

18:23

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THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

Jerusalem

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7:2, 10

Discourses

Jerusalem

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7:10–46

Officers sent to arrest Him

Jerusalem

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7:30, 46

The adulteress

Jerusalem

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8:3

Discourses

Jerusalem

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8:12

Threatened with stoning

Jerusalem

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8:59

Healing of blind man, and discourses

Jerusalem

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9:1

Christ the DOOR

Jerusalem

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10:1

Christ the GOOD SHEPHERD

Jerusalem

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10:11

FEAST OF DEDICATION

Jerusalem

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10:22

Christ's oneness with the Father

Jerusalem

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10:30

Christ's retreat across the Jordan

Peræa

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10:40

Christ's raising of Lazarus

Bethany

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11:1

Christ's retreat to Ephraim

Ephraim

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11:54

* 11As an interval of nearly three months occurred between the Feasts of Tabernacles and Dedication, some place the events marked * in that interval, and vary their order, putting the “healing of the ten lepers” immediately after the “repulse by the Samaritans.”

Samaria

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9:53

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* Mission of the Seventy

Galilee

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10:1–17

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* Parable of the Good Samaritan

Jerusalem

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10:30

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* Visit to Martha & Mary

Bethany

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10:38

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* The Lord's Prayer

Mount of Olives

6:9–13

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11:2–4

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Parable of the importunity of a friend

Mount of Olives

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11:5

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The dumb spirit

Jerusalem

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11:14

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The rich fool

Jerusalem

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12:16

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God's providence to birds and flowers

Jerusalem

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12:22–30

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The barren fig tree

Jerusalem

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13:6

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The woman with an infirmity

Jerusalem

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13:11

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* The mustard seed

Jerusalem

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13:18

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* Healing the man with dropsy

Jerusalem

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14:1–4

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* Lesson on humility

Jerusalem

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14:7

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Parables:— The Great supper

Jerusalem

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14:12

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Lost sheep and pieces of silver

Jerusalem

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15:1

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Prodigal son

Jerusalem

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15:11

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Unjust steward

Jerusalem

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16:1

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Dives and Lazarus

Jerusalem

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16:19

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* The ten lepers

Samaria

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17:11

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Parables:— Importunate widow

Jerusalem

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18:1

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Pharisee and publican

Jerusalem

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18:9

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Rich young man

Jerusalem

19:16

10:17

18:18

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Labourers in the vineyard

Jerusalem

20:1

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Ten pounds

Jerusalem

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19:12

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* Healing of blind Bartimæus

Jericho

20:29

10:46

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THE LAST PASSOVER

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

29 a.d.

The supper in Simon's house

Bethany

26:6–13

14:3–9

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12:1

Mary anoints Jesus

Bethany

26:7

14:3

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12:3

Triumphal entry into the temple

Jerusalem

21:1–17

11:1–11

19:29–41

12:12–20

Retirement to Bethany

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21:17

11:11

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Cursing the fig tree

Mount of Olives

21:18

11:12

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Cleansing of the temple

Jerusalem

21:12

11:15

19:45

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Retirement to Bethany

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11:19

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The withered fig tree and its lesson

Mount of Olives

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11:20

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Discourses in the temple:—

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The father and two sons

Jerusalem

21:28

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The wicked husbandmen

Jerusalem

21:33

12:1

20:9

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The wedding garment

Jerusalem

22:1

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Tribute money

Jerusalem

22:15

12:13

20:20

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The Sadducees and resurrection

Jerusalem

22:23

12:18

20:27

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The great commandment

Jerusalem

22:34

12:28

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The widow's mite

Jerusalem

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12:41

21:1

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The eight woes

Jerusalem

23

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Destruction of Jerusalem and of the world

Jerusalem

24:1

13:1

21:5

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Parables:— The ten virgins

Mount of Olives

25:1

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Talents

Mount of Olives

25:14

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Sheep and goats

Mount of Olives

25:31

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Warning of the betrayal

Bethany

26:1

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The counsel of the Sanhedrim

Jerusalem

26:2

14:1

22:1

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Judas' betrayal

Jerusalem

26:14

14:10

22:3

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Preparation of the Passover

Jerusalem

26:17

14:12

22:7

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Washing the apostles' feet

Jerusalem

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——

13:1–17

The breaking of bread

Jerusalem

26:26

14:22

22:19

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“One of you shall betray me”

Jerusalem

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22:21

13:18

“Is it I?”

Jerusalem

26:22–25

14:19

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The giving of the sop, “That thou doest, do quickly”

Jerusalem

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13:26, 27

Departure of Judas

Jerusalem

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——

13:30

Peter warned

Jerusalem

26:34

14:30

22:34

13:36

The blessing the cup

Jerusalem

26:28

14:24

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The discourses after supper

Jerusalem

——

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14–16

Christ's prayer for his apostles

Jerusalem

——

——

——

17

The hymn

Jerusalem

26:30

14:26

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The agony

Gethsemane

26:37

14:33

22:39

18:1

The prayer (repeated thrice)

Gethsemane

26:39–44

14:36–39

22:42

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His sweat, and the angel's comfort

Gethsemane

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22:43, 44

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The sleep of the apostles

Gethsemane

26:40–45

14:37–41

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Betrayal by Judas

Gethsemane

26:47–50

14:34, 44

22:47

18:2–4

Peter smites Malchus

Gethsemane

26:51

14:47

22:50

18:10

Christ heals the ear of Malchus

Gethsemane

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22:51

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Christ forsaken by His disciples

Gethsemane

26:56

14:50

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Christ led to Annas

Jerusalem

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——

——

18:12

Christ tried by Caiaphas

Jerusalem

26:57

14:53

22:54

18:15

Peter follows Christ

Jerusalem

26:58

14:54

22:55

18:15

The high priest's adjuration

Jerusalem

26:63

14:61

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Christ condemned, buffeted, mocked

Jerusalem

26:66, 67

14:64, 65

22:63–65

18:17–24

Peter's denial of Christ

Jerusalem

26:69

14:66

22:55–59

18:25–27

Christ before Pilate

Jerusalem

27:1

15:1

23:1

18:28

Repentance of Judas

Jerusalem

27:3

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Pilate comes out to the people

Jerusalem

——

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18:29

Pilate speaks to Jesus privately

Jerusalem

——

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18:33

Pilate orders Him to be scourged

Jerusalem

27:26

15:15

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19:1

Jesus crowned with thorns

Jerusalem

27:29

15:17

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19:2

Jesus exhitited by Pilate; “Ecce Homo”

Jerusalem

——

——

——

19:5

Jesus accused formally

Jerusalem

27:11

15:2

23:2

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Jesus sent by Pilate to Herod, mocked, arrayed in purple

Jerusalem

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23:6–11

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“Behold your King!”

Jerusalem

——

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19:14

Pilate desires to release Him

Jerusalem

27:15

15:6

23:17

19:12

Pilate receives a message from his wife

Jerusalem

27:19

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Pilate washes his hands

Jerusalem

27:24

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Pilate releases Barabbas

Jerusalem

27:26

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Pilate delivers Jesus to be crucified

Jerusalem

27:26

15:15

23:25

19:16

Simon of Cyrene carries the cross

Jerusalem

27:32

15:21

23:26

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They give Him vinegar and gall

Golgotha

27:34

15:23

23:36

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Nail him to the cross

Golgotha

27:35

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23:33

19:18

The superscription

Golgotha

27:37

15:26

23:38

19:19

THE SEVEN WORDS

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

29 a.d.

1. Father, forgive them

Golgotha

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23:34

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His garments parted, and vesture allotted

Golgotha

27:35

15:24

23:23–34

19:23

Passers-by rail, the two thieves revile

Golgotha

27:39–44

15:29–32

23:35

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The penitent thief

Golgotha

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23:40

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2. To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise

Golgotha

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23:43

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3. Woman, behold thy Son, &c.

Golgotha

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19:26, 27

The darkness

Golgotha

27:45

15:33

23:44

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4. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Golgotha

27:46

15:34

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5. I thirst!

Golgotha

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19:28

The vinegar

Golgatha

27:48

15:36

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19:29

6. It is finished

Golgotha

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19:30

7. Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit

Golgotha

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23:46

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Rending of the veil

Jerusalem

27:51

15:38

23:45

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Opening of the graves, and resurrection of saints

Jerusalem

27:52

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Testimony of centurion

Golgotha

27:54

15:39

23:47

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Watching of the women

Golgotha

27:55

15:40

23:49

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Piercing His side

Golgotha

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19:31

Taking down from the cross, and burial by Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus

Golgotha

27:57–60

15:46

23:53

19:38

A guard placed at the door, which was sealed

The Garden

27:65, 66

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19:39–42

THE GREAT FORTY DAYS

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

29 a.d.

Women carry spices to the tomb

The Garden

28:1

16:2

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The angel had rolled away the stone

The Garden

28:2

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Women announce the resurrection

Jerusalem

28:8

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24:9, 10

20:1, 2

Peter and John run to the tomb

The Garden

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24:12

20:3

The women return to the tomb

The Garden

——

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24:1

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The guards report these things to the chief priests

Jerusalem

28:11–15

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APPEARANCES OF CHRIST AFTER HIS RESURRECTION

Date

Events

Locality

Matt

Mark

Luke

John

29 a.d.

1. To Mary Magdalene

The Garden

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16:9, 10

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20:14

All hail! Fear not. Touch me not.

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28:9

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20:17

2. To the women returning home

The Garden

28:9

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——

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Go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee; there shall they see me.

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28:10

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3. To two disciples going to Emmaus (Exposition of prophecies on the passion)

Emmaus

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16:12

24:13

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4. To Peter (1 Cor. 15:5)

Jerusalem

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24:34

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5. To ten Apostles in the upper room

Jerusalem

——

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24:33

20:19

Peace be unto you As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you“.

——

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——

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20:21

Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sover sins ye remit,” &c.

——

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20:22, 23

6. To the eleven Apostles in the upper room

Jerusalem

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16:14

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20:26

Peace be unto you.”

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20:26

To Thomas.

Reach hither thy finger,” &c.

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20:27

Blessed are they that have not seen, yet have believed.”

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20:29

7. To seven disciples at the Sea of Tiberias

Tiberias

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21:1–24

To Peter.

Feed my sheep. Feed my lambs.”

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21:15–17

8. To the eleven disciples on a mountain in Galilee (1 Cor. 15:5)

Galilee

28:16

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All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

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28:18

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Go ye and teach all nations, baptizing them,” &c.

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28:19

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Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

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28:20

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9. To five hundred brethren at once (1 Cor. 15:6)

Galilee, or Bethany

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10. To James (1 Cor. 15:7)

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11. Ascension (1 Cor. 15:7)

Bethany

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16:19

24:50, 51

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12. To Paul (1 Cor. 15:8)

Damascus (?)

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