The Life of Jesus in Harmony
(from Heb. ro`eh, "one who tends," to "tend"; Gk. poimen).
The routine of the shepherd's duties appears to have been as follows: In the
morning he led forth his flock from the fold (Jn 10:4), which he did by going
before them and calling them, as is still usual in the East. Arriving at the
pasturage, he watched the flock with the assistance of dogs (Job 30:1), and, should
any sheep stray, he searched for it until he found it (Ezek 34:12; Lk 15:4).
He supplied them with water, either at a running stream or at troughs attached
to wells (Gen 29:7; 30:38; Ex 2:16; Ps 23:2). At evening he brought them back to
the fold and checked to see that none was missing by passing them "under the
rod" as they entered the door of the enclosure (Lev 27:32; Ezek 20:37), checking
each sheep as it passed, by a motion of the hand (Jer 33:13). Finally, he
watched the entrance of the fold throughout the night, acting as gatekeeper (Jn
10:3). The shepherd's office thus required great watchfulness, particularly by
night (Lk 2:8; Nah 3:18). It also required tenderness toward the young and feeble
(Is 40:11), particularly in driving them to and from the pasturage (Gen 33:13).
Shepherds in Bible lands were of two varieties: nomadic, and those who resided
in towns and tended flocks in nearby meadows.
They didn't wash correctly according to the Jews therefore they were dispised
and considered unclean. Shepherds were banned from the temple and synagogue
birth was unrevealed to kings and religious leaders but revealed to the
humble Judean shepherds.
- The fields of Bethlehem
were the fields where Jacob had kept his flocks, also where Boaz and Ruth had
been wedded, and where David had spent his youth.
- The eastern plains of Bethlehem contained the watchtower of Migdal Eder
where the Messiah
was supposed to be revealed. According to the Mishna
, flocks that were pastured there were destined for the temple sacrifices and
the shepherds that tended them were the only ones not unclean.
An Outline of The Life of Jesus in Harmony
"I marvel that whereas the
ambitious dreams of myself, Caesar, and Alexander should have
vanished into thin air, a Judean peasant - Jesus should be able to
stretch his hands across the centuries and control the destinies of
men and nations." - Napoleon
I Bonaparte (1809)
The Birth of John the Baptist
The History of the Birth of Jesus
Genealogy of Jesus (Mat
1:1-17; Lk 3:23-38).
Gabriel Announces to Mary
Mary Visits Elizabeth (Lk
An Angel Comes to Joseph (Mat
The Decree of Augustus Caesar and the Birth of Christ
The First Visitors - Shepherds (Lk
The Second Visitors - Magi
Jesus is Circumcised and Presented in the Temple
Out of Egypt
Jesus' Early Years
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
The Beginning of His Ministry
Jesus is Baptized in the Jordan
3:13-17; Mk 1:9-11; Lk 3:21-23
The Temptation in the Wilderness
4:1-11; Mk 1:12, 13; Lk 4:1-13
The Eternal Word (Jn
The Testimony of John
The First Disciples (Jn
Turning Water to Wine (Jn
Jesus Visits Jerusalem
The First Passover
A House of Merchandise (Jn
Unless One is Born Again (Jn
3:22, with 4:2
He Departed Again to Galilee (Mat
4:12; Mk 1:14; Lk 4:14; Jn 4:1-3).
The Woman at the Well (Jn
Jesus' Ministry in Galilee
He Taught in Their Synagogues (Mt
4:17; Mk 1:14,15; Lk 4:14,15; Jn 4:43-45).
A Certain Nobleman (Jn
Physician, Heal Yourself! (Mat
4:13-16; Lk 4:16-31).
Sea of Galilee
Peter, Andrew, James, and John (Mat
4:18-22; Mk 1:16-20; Lk 5:1-11).
And Jesus Went About All Galilee . . Teaching (Mat
4:23-25; Mk 1:35-39, Lk 4:42-44).
A Man With an Unclean Spirit (Mk
1:21-28; Lk 4:31-37).
Simon's Wife's Mother Lay Sick (Mat
8:14-17; Mk 1:29-34; Lk 4:38-41).
Then a Leper Came to Him (Mat
8:2-4; Mk 1:40-45; Lk 5:12- 16).
They Brought to Him a Paralytic (Mat
9:2-8; Mk 2:1-12; Lk 5:17-26).
9:9; Mk 2:13, 14; Lk 5:27, 28).
The Second Passover
Healing at the Pool of Bethesda on the Sabbath Day
Healing in the Synagogue on the Sabbath Day (Mat
12:9-14; Mk 3:1-6, Lk 6:6-11).
And in His Name Gentiles Will
12:15-21; Mk 3:7-12)
Then He Appointed Twelve (Mat
10:2-4; Mk 3:13-19; Lk 6: 12-19).
The Sermon on the Mount
A Certain Centurion's Servant (Mat
8:5-13; Lk 7:1-10).
Jesus Raises the Dead
Son at Nain (Lk
Are You the
Coming One? (Mat
11:2-19; Lk 7:18-35).
My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light (Mat
The Woman With the Alabaster Flask
Mary Called Magdalene (Lk
The Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Mat
12:22-37; Mk 3: 19-30; Lk 11:14-20).
Teacher, We Want to See a Sign From You (Mat
12:38-45; Lk 11:16-36).
Woe to You, Scribes and Pharisees,
He Began to Say to His Disciples (Lk
Parable of the Fig Tree (Lk
Parable of the Sower (Mat
13:1-23; Mk 4:1-25; Lk 8:4-18).
Many Such Parables (Mat
13:24-53; Mk 4:26-34).
Sea of Galilee
Jesus Rebukes the Storm (Mat
8:18-27; Mk 4:35-41; Lk 8:22-25).
The Herd of Many Swine (Mat
8:28-33; Mk 5:1-21; Lk 8:26-40).
He Came Again to His Own City (Mat
9:1; Mk 5:21 Lk 8:40).
The Parable of the Wineskins (Mat
9:10-17; Mk 2:15-22; Lk 5:29-39).
Jairus' Daughter and the Woman With the Flow of Blood
9:18-26; Mk 5:22-43; Lk 8:41-56).
The Blind and the Mute (Mat
A Prophet is Not Without Honor Except in His Own Country
13:53-58; Mk 6:1-6).
He Was Moved With Compassion For Them (Mat
Sent His Disciples Out With Power and Authority
10; Mk 6:6-13, Lk 9:1-6).
John the Baptist is
14:1, 2, 6-12, Mk 6:14-16, 21-29; Lk 9:7-9).
The Disciples Return, Feeding Five Thousand (Mat
14:13-21; Mk 6:30-44; Lk 9:10-17, Jn 6:1-14).
Sea of Galilee
They Saw Him Walking on the Sea (Mat
14:22-36; Mk 6:45-56; Jn 6:15-21).
Am the Bread of Life (Jn
Do you also want to go away? (Jn
Unwashed Hands (Mat
15:1-20; Mk 7:1-23).
A Woman of Canaan (Mat
15:21-28; Mk 7:24-30).
Then Great Multitudes Came to Him (Mat
15:29-31, Mk 7:31-37).
Feeding Four Thousand (Mat
15:32-39; Mk 8:1-9).
Seeking From Him a Sign From Heaven (Mat
16:1-4; Mk 8:10-12).
The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees (Mat
16:4-12; Mk 8:13-21).
Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida (Mk
Jesus Reveals Who He is at Caesarea Philippi (Mat
He Must Go to Jerusalem and
Be Killed (Mat
16:21-28; Mk 8:31-38; 9:1; Lk 9:21-27).
And He Was Transfigured
17:1-13; Mk 9:2-13; Lk 9:28-36).
And Jesus Rebuked the Demon (Mat
17:14-21; Mk 9:14-29; Lk 9:37-43).
Speaks Again of His Death (Mat
17:22, 23; Mk 9:30-32; Lk 9:43-45).
Miracle of the Coin in the Fish's Mouth (Mat
Which One is the Greatest? (Mat
18:1-35; Mk 9:33-50; Lk 9:46-50).
He Who is Not Against Us is On Our Side (Mk
9:38, 39; Lk 9:49, 50).
The Feast of Tabernacles
Set His Face to Go to Jerusalem (Lk
9:51-62; Jn 7:2-11).
The Lord Appointed Seventy Others (Lk
The Ten Lepers (Lk
Teaches in the Temple at the Feast
of Tabernacles (Jn
The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk
The Report of the Seventy (Lk
The House of Mary and Martha (Lk
Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray (Lk
The Feast of Dedication
I Was Blind, Now I See (Jn
My Sheep Hear My Voice (Jn
They Picked Up Stones To Stone Him (Jn
Beyond the Jordan (Jn
Jesus Raises Lazarus from
the Dead (Jn
The Declaration of Caiaphas (Jn
The Woman Who Was Bent Over (Mat
19:1, 2; Mk 10:1; Lk 13:10-35).
Take the Lowest Seat (Lk
Count the Cost (Lk
More Parables, Prodigal Son (Lk
Exposes the Hypocrisy of the Pharisees (Lk
The Rich Man and Lazarus (Lk
Increase Our Faith (Lk
Teaches the Pharisees About the Coming of the Kingdom
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Lk
Marriage and Divorce (Mat
19:3-12; Mk 10:2-12).
Let the Little Children Come to Me (Mat
19:13-15; Mk 10:13-16; Lk 18:15-17).
Rich Young Ruler (Mat
19:16-22; Mk 10:17-22; Lk 18:18-24).
The Parable of the Vineyard (Mat
Again Foretelling His Death (Mat
20:17-19; Mk 10:32-34; Lk 18:31-34).
Can I Sit at Your Right Hand? (Mat
20:20-28; Mk 10:35-45).
Blind Bartimaeus (Mat
20:29-34; Mk 10:46-50; Lk 18:35-43).
was a Chief Tax Collector (Lk
The Parable of the Minas (Lk
Mary Anoints the Feet of Jesus (Jn
Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
21:1-11; Mk 11:1-11; Lk 19:29-44; Jn 12:12-19).
Jesus Enters the Temple (Mat
21:12, Mk 11:11; Lk 19:45).
Drives the Vendors Out of the Temple (Mat
21:12, 13; Lk 19:45, 46).
The Blind and Lame Came to Him (Mat
He Was Teaching Daily in the Temple (Lk
The Withered Fig Tree
21:17-22; Mk 11:12-14, 20-22
The Parable of the Two Sons (Mat
The Parable of the Vinedressers (Mat
21:33-46; Mk 12:1-12; Lk 20:9-19);
The Parable of the Great Supper
22:1-14; Lk 14:16-24).
Tested By the Pharisees (Mat
22:15-22; Mk 12:13-17; Lk 20:20-26).
Tested By the Sadducees (Mat
22:23-33; Mk 12:18-27; Lk 20:27-40);
Tested By a Lawyer (Mat
22:34-40; Mk 12:28-34).
Beware of the Scribes and the Pharisees (Mat
23; Mk 12:38-40; Lk 20:45-47).
A Certain Poor Widow (Mk
12:41-44; Lk 21:1-4).
The Prophecy of Isaiah About
their Blindness (Jn
Foretells the Destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem
24; Mk 13; Lk 21:5-36).
He Saw the City and Wept Over It (Mat
23:37; Lk 19:41-44).
The Parables of the Ten Virgins and The Talents
The Sheep and the Goats (Mat
Anointed with the Flask of Spikenard (Mat
26:6-13; Mk 14:3-9; Jn 12:1-8).
The Last Passover
The Last Passover (Mat
26:17-30; Mk 14:12-25; Lk 22:7-20).
Began to Wash the Disciples' Feet (Jn
The Hand of My Betrayer is With Me (Mat
26:23; Mk 14:18-21; Lk 22:21; Jn 13:18).
What You Do . . Do Quickly (Mat
26:21-25; Mk 14:18-21; Lk 22:21-23; Jn 13:21-30).
Teaches About the Holy Spirit (Jn
14; 15; 16).
Jesus' Intercession (Jn
The Prayer in Gethsemane (Mat
26:30, 36-46; Mk 14:26, 32-42; Lk 22:39-46; Jn 18:1).
Betrayed and Taken (Mat
26:47-56; Mk 14:43-54, 66-72; Lk 22:47-53; Jn 18:2-12).
The Trial (Mat
26:57, 58, 69-75; Mk 14:53, 54, 66-72; Lk 22:54-62; Jn 18:13-18, 25-27).
Delivered to Pilate (Mat
27:1, 2, 11-14; Mk 15:1-5; Lk 23:1-5; Jn 18:28-38).
He Sent Him to Herod (Lk
Tried Before Pilate (Mat
27:15-26; Mk 15:6-15; Lk 23:13-25; Jn 18:39, 40; 19:1-16).
Mocked by the Soldiers (Mat
27:27-31; Mk 15:16-20).
Led Him Away to be Crucified (Mat
27:31-34; Mk 15:20-23; Lk 23:26-32; Jn 19:16, 17).
27:35-56; Mk 15:24-41; Lk 23:33-49; Jn 19:18-30).
Joseph of Arimathea (Mat
27:57-66; Mk 15:42-47; Lk 23:50-56; Jn 19:31-42).
He is Risen (Mat
28:2-15, Mk 16:1-11 Lk 24:1-12; Jn 20:1-18).
Has Appeared to Simon (Lk
24:34; 1Cor 15:5).
Road to Emmaus
Appears to Two Disciples on the Road to Emmaus
16:12, 13: Lk 24:13-35).
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