Once more I have given you the comparative columns of the account of the Transfiguration from Matthew and Mark along with Luke’s version. Time to compare all three in the way we have set as a standard. Again I will give you time to do that and I will start to pull it apart in the next Gem.
Remember our standard colour scheme is:
Look at that, I have given you the first noteworthy change. Not that you would not have seen it, you are smarter than that I know. But to highlight the fact that there is this difference between the three gospels around which there is much discussion, as usual. You might as well enter into the debate as well. Of course some see as the unreliability of the Gospel accounts and the fact we cant trust them in terms of factuality. Can you harmonize the differences?
Note too the element in the first verse that is interesting and links what I was talking about yesterday to the Transfiguration. I am not going to tell you what it is; you find it ! Suffice to say at this point that the transfiguration is a fascinating part of Scripture: pregnant with meaning and things to notice. Go get your colouring pencils and do some colouring in. Up to you whether you stay within the lines or not.
Colouring outside the lines is a fine art.Kim Nance
Now that I have given you permission; go colour outside the lines if you want to. Use the right side of your brain with this passage if you wish to. (See Gem 662) Did you really need my permission?
Artists can colour the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must colour things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.Jules Feiffer
Don’t like the picture of your life? Get the crayons and colour your own world. Don’t wait for others, they’re busy colouring their own.Ian Vail
Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colours appear.Anon