Compose a 1250 words assignment on discuss the four traditionally identified authors of the gospels, mark, matthew,luke and john. in a second section, discuss the stylistic traits, characteristics unique features of the four gospels, including which came first and possible sources.#2. Needs to be plagiarism free! He was engaged in the collection of taxes from people crossing the Sea of Galilee. Matthew was a rich man who was called upon by Jesus to do his apostolic work. He is the man who conducted the great feast on behalf of Jesus so to introduce his friends and companions to him. He was born as a Jew and was converted to Christianity. Writings in the Acts suggest that his name was mentioned only after the resurrection of Christ. He wrote the gospel of Matthew after the resurrection of Christ. He traveled to Persia, the Parthian and Medes. He is believed to have died of Martyrdom in Ethiopia.
Luke or Lucius is considered as the author of the gospel of Luke. He was a medical practioner born in Syria. He was also a painter. He did not have a Jewish background. He was a close associate of St Paul during the days of travel to Troas and Macedonia. It is also believed that Luke is the author of Acts which he wrote in the company of Paul. The exact age of death of Luke is still unknown. Luke also died as a martyr during his evangelistic life.
John the apostle is believed to be the author of the fourth gospel, I.e. gospel of John. He is the son of Zebedee and Salome. He and his brother James were fishermen fishing in the Sea of Galilee from where Jesus called them to follow him. He was related to Jesus and is one of the closest disciples of Jesus.
John and Peter were the first persons who met Mary Magdalene to hear the news of resurrection. they were the first persons who inspected the empty tomb of Jesus after resurrection. John is also the first person who saw Jesus after resurrection. After the resurrection, he joined hands with Peter and Paul in spreading the messages of Jesus. He was witness to the transfiguration as well as the crucification of Christ. John is also the first person to see Jesus after the crucification (Smiths Bible Dictionary).
These four books are regarded as the gospels.