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katapi HOME The Death of Jesus - Mt.27.45-56  Mk.15.33-41  Lk.23.44-49  Jn.19.28-30   | NEB Books | notes

Matthew: 27
45Darkness fell over the whole land from midday until three in the afternoon;

Mark: 15
33At midday darkness fell over the whole land, which lasted till three in the afternoon; 34and at three Jesus cried aloud, 'Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?', which means, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' [Some witnesses read: My God, My God, why hast thou shamed me?] 35Some of the passers-by, on hearing this, said, 'Hark, he is calling Elijah.' 36A man ran and soaked a sponge in sour wine and held it to his lips on the end of a cane. 'Let us see', he said, 'if Elijah will come to take him down.'
37Then Jesus gave a loud cry and died. 38And the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39And when the centurion who was standing opposite him saw how he died, [Some witnesses read: saw that he died with a cry.] he said, 'Truly this man was a son of God.' [Or: the Son of God.]
40A NUMBER OF WOMEN were also present, watching from a distance. Among them were Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome, 41who had all followed him and waited on him when he was in Galilee, and there were several others who had come up to Jerusalem with him.

Luke: 23
44By now it was about midday and a darkness fell over the whole land, which lasted until three in the afternoon; the sun's light failed 45And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46Then Jesus gave a loud cry and said, 'Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit'; and with these words he died. 47The centurion saw it all, and gave praise to God. 'Beyond all doubt', he said, 'this man was innocent.'
48The crowd who had assembled for the spectacle, when they saw what had happened, went home beating their breasts.
49HIS FRIENDS had all been standing at a distance; the women who had accompanied him from Galilee stood with them and watched it all.

John: 19
28After that, Jesus, aware that all had now come to its appointed end, said in fulfilment of Scripture, 'I thirst.' 29A jar stood there full of sour wine; so they soaked a sponge with the wine, fixed it on a javelin, [So one witness; the others read: on marjoram.] and held it up to his lips. 30Having received the wine, he said, 'It is accomplished!' He bowed his head and gave up his spirit. [Or: breathed out his life.]

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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