Differences Between Matthew And Mark

Last Updated on March 19, 2022 by QCity Editorial Stuff

I will be comparing the gospel of Matthew to Mark, two gospels in the Bible. The main differences between these two are that Matthew is written as a story for Jews and Mark was written for Romans. These two gospels also have different ways of telling Jesus’s life story – how he came into being, his miracles, death, and resurrection. 

Blog post-intro paragraph: I will be discussing three things about each gospel – what it’s not about, where it comes from, and its tone. The Gospel of Matthew is not about Jesus’ birth or infancy; instead, it begins with Joseph taking Mary as his wife after she had been pregnant by the Holy Spirit. It does not mention anything about Herod’s massacre of children under two years old and it also does not contain any reference to a star leading the three Magi. 

The Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark are two books in the New Testament that tell a similar, but not the identical story. The tone, style, and wording vary between these two books because they were written by different people for different audiences. These differences can be seen when comparing specific passages from each book side-by-side. Some scholars believe that both gospels should be read together to get a full understanding of Jesus’s life and teachings while others think it is important to study each text on its own. 

“The Gospel According to Saint Matthew,” was originally composed in Greek during the first century A.D., around forty years after Jesus’ death (Kleber 3). It has been passed down through many generations until today where it is now recognized as part of the New Testament. 

Comparison Between Matthew And Mark

Parameters of Comparison  MatthewMark
Gospel First Second 
Begin Begin with JesusBegin with Jesus
Story Matthew includes stories about John the Baptist’s birth and childhoodMark does not include these stories at all.
Early More early life Less early life 

What Is Matthew?

Matthew is an open-source, freely available programming language that was developed in the 1990s by a Swiss developer. It has been popularized as being easy to use for beginners because of its simple code structure and syntax. Matthew’s development team focused on providing users with an intuitive interface that can be easily navigated through several different types of variables and data types. 

For those of you who are reading this, let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Matthew and I am a blogger for Matthew’s Blog. I write about all kinds of different topics, but most often it revolves around the latest in technology and gadgets. In this blog post, I will be going over my thoughts on what exactly “Matthew” is. Is he a person? A place? An idea? Well, that’s up to you to decide. Let’s get started.

What Is The Mark? 

The Gospel of Mark is the earliest and shortest gospel, which was written by John Mark to help spread the teachings of Jesus. It has been found that this gospel contains some material that is not in any other gospels and it also lacks many details found in the other three gospels. Scholars believe these gaps were left out intentionally when writing this account, but there are still many unanswered questions about why this might be so. The most widely accepted theory is that this gospel may have been meant for a more general audience than Matthew or Luke’s gospels because its language was less complicated and it did not include as many references to Jewish customs. One thing all scholars do agree on though is that if we want an accurate portrayal oJesusf’ life then all four of these gospels need to be used together.

The gospel of Mark is one of the four canonical gospels in the New Testament. It was written by John Mark, a follower, and interpreter of Jesus Christ, around AD 66-70. The author does not identify himself as an apostle or eyewitness to any part of Jesus’ life but claims that his information comes from Peter’s preaching about what Jesus had done. 

The book has been traditionally attributed to John Mark because early church tradition identifies him with this gospel. Scholars are unsure about its precise origin, though most agree that it was written in Greek between AD 66-80 for evangelism purposes among Roman Christians who spoke Greek. This Gospel is about how “Jesus became famous” through word-of-mouth reports which spread quickly across Galilee and most likely ended up in Rome. Although the author of Mark reports the events in order, it is often said that there is no overarching structure.

10 Differences Between Matthew And Mark

First: Matthew was the first Gospel written by a Jew.

Second: Mark was the second Gospel to be written, and it is believed that he wrote his account to meet Christians who were not Jewish.

Similar: The two Gospels are similar in many ways – they both begin with Jesus’ baptism, describe his ministry, and record his death on Good Friday

Story: However, there are some differences between them as well – for example, while Matthew includes stories about John the Baptist’s birth and childhood, Mark does not include these stories at all.

Women: While Matthew mentions only one woman at Christ’s crucifixion (Mary), Mark lists three women present (including Mary).

Miracles: And while Matthew records seven miracles performed during Jesus’ ministry of preaching and teaching in Galilee before going to Jerusalem for Passover week where he was crucified; Mark records only four miracles recorded during this period before moving directly to the events of Good Friday without mentioning any other incidents from Jesus’ life or ministry after that point.

Written: Matthew wrote his account in Hebrew, while Mark wrote in Greek.

Early life: The Gospel of Matthew has more stories about Jesus’ early life and teachings than does the Gospel of Mark.

Baptize: The Gospel of Matthew includes a story about John baptizing Jesus that is not included in the Gospel of Mark.

Perspective: In contrast to most other gospels which are written from an earthly perspective, the author of this gospel writes from heaven looking down on earth.

Interesting Statistics Or Facts Of Matthew Gospel 

1. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is referred to as “King” 24 times.

2. The name Matthew means “gift of God” in Hebrew.

3. There are 28 chapters in the gospel of Matthew.

4. The first two words were spoken by Jesus after his birth was “Bethlehem Ephratah,” which means house of bread.

5. A total of 9 parables can be found in this gospel for a total number of 27 stories from Christ’s ministry on earth.

6. In the Gospel, 25 miracles have been attributed to Jesus, and 8 exorcisms.

Interesting Statistics Or Facts Of  Mark Gospel 

1. The gospel of Mark is the second oldest Gospel, written around 70 CE.

2. Only one verse in the gospel of Mark mentions a woman by name – Mary, mother to James and Joses (Mark 15).

3. This gospel has more miracles than any other New Testament book.

4. Jesus’s ministry lasted for 3 years and 4 months according to this account.

5. There are no parables found in this Gospel.

6. It was not included in the Bible until centuries later when it became popular among Christians as an important source of information about Jesus’ life and teachings.

Conclusion About The Differences Between Matthew And Mark

Matthew and Mark are the Gospels of the New Testament. The Gospel of Matthew is primarily concerned with Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, and resurrection; whereas the Gospel of Mark is primarily focused on his miraculous works. For this blog post, we will be looking at how these two authors interpreted different events in Jesus’s life that they shared about him to their readership. These interpretations give us insight into what was important for each author’s intended audience as well as understanding some possible reasons why one gospel might seem more favorable than another to modern audiences today. We’ll start by going over a few key differences between Matthew and Mark before opening up a discussion for your thoughts below.


Resource 01: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/0
Resource 02: http://www.steppesoffaith.com/apologetics/mark-bible

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