We have all heard of the seven words of Jesus on the cross. In fact, however, Jesus says only one "word" in Matthew and Mark, three other "words" of very different import in Luke, and still three more different "words" in John. Separating these words as the evangelists intended rather than gluing them together offers Christians a much richer way to understand the demands of the cross in their own lives.
Raymond E. Brown, S.S. (1928-1998) was ordained in 1953 and was Auburn Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Author of some twenty-five books on the Bible and past president of three of the most important biblical societies in the world, he served by the Pope's appointment as member of the Roman Pontifical Biblical Commission. Time magazine has called him "probably the premier Catholic Scripture scholar in the US".
General Observations on the Passion Narratives
The Passion According to Mark
The Passion According to Matthew
The Passion According to Luke
The Passion According to John
Diverse Portrayals of the Crucified Jesus
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