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I was excited when we launched Gospel Harmonies a few years ago. The ability to view all four Gospels at the same time made comparing and contrasting the narratives a breeze. Now, I’m even more excited to introduce Strong’s Tagged Harmony of the Gospels.
These new titles display the four Gospels side-by-side like our other harmonies. But, we’ve also added the power of our Strong’s tagging, that appears in a convenient pop-up window. This lets you do original language study of the Greek text of all four Gospel texts at the same time.
Let me show you how it works.
Navigate to a passage in one of the Gospels. For this example, I’m in Matthew 27:2.
As you can see, I’m able to read about Jesus before Pilate in all four gospels. Here’s Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This allows me to see how each Gospel writer recorded this event.
PLUS: STRONG’S TAGGING
This is how the Strong’s Tagged Gospel Harmony can take your Bible study to the next level.
Tap on any highlighted word and you’ll get a pop-up window.
In that pop-up, you’ll get the Greek word and a definition. But that’s not all! You’ll also get the ability to search for this word through the Gospels.
Just tap “search” and you’ll instantly see the results.
Or, you can tap “lookup” to see more dictionary entries from your library.
And then tap the dictionary of your choice to read an article for this word.
MORE TO COME
We’re releasing these as they are ready and hope to continue to expand the number of translations available. As an added bonus, if you’ve previously purchased a qualifying item, you can get special upgrade pricing on our website. Check out the full list of all Harmony of the Gospels here. Let us know what you think about this new resource in the comments!
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A Gospel Harmony seeks to take the Four Gospels and put them in a Chronological order so that you can compare how the Gospel writers address events in Jesus’ life. We wanted to show you how to use this Bible study tool. (screeshots are taken from an iPad Mini 4. Click the image for a larger view)
When Jesus goes to Pilate in Matthew 27:2; Mark 15:1; Luke 23:1; John 18:28 – you can read the interactions between Jesus and Pilate in all four Gospels without having to navigate back and forth. Because of this unique layout, the screen will default to vertical “flick” scrolling for a better viewing experience. On a larger device like a tablet you can view all (4) columns side-by-side. The side-by-side view scales down two a two or single column view as the horizontal viewable area gets smaller, or when Resource Guide is opened.
All of the Scripture references are hyperlinked, so you can tap on the headers to see that one reference in a popup.
Here’s where the Harmony of the Gospels is also very helpful. You can see that John goes into much more detail about the conversation between Jesus and Pilate than the other three Gospels. You can also see you see that only Luke records that Jesus went before Herod, but all four Gospels record further interactions between Jesus and Pilate.
Olive Tree’s Harmony of the Gospels are divided into over 250 events in the life of Christ. The chronology is primarily ordered based on Mark and Luke’s gospels with Matthew and John’s accounts harmonizing with them, creating a seamless reading experience. A full index of the titles and passages is included. To access the full index, Tap Go To > End Matter > Go
In the index you can view all 250 events and quickly see how many Gospels address that event. You can even tap on the Event to go straight to the event. All of the verse references are hyperlinked so you can see each passage in a popup window.
The Olive Tree Harmony of the Gospels is currently available in the following translations: