Scripture Key to “The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction”

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Updated: 1-May-2019

The basic premise of “The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction” is that a significant number of the stories recorded in the Synoptic Gospels ultimately derive from a source written in Hebrew, most likely by a disciple who was an eyewitness to the events he recorded. This Hebrew Life of Yeshua was subsequently translated into Greek and underwent a process of editing in which component parts of narrative-sayings complexes were broken up, and these literary fragments were then rearranged according to genre. At a later stage another editor attempted to put the literary fragments together into a continuous narrative. Finally, the canonical authors of Matthew, Mark and Luke incorporated these pre-synoptic sources into their Gospels. (For a full account of the process outlined above, see “Introduction to ‘The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction.’”)

Because we believe the Hebrew Life of Yeshua was ordered differently than any of the canonical Gospels, we have provided a Map of the Conjectured Hebrew Life of Yeshua that presents the Gospel stories in the conjectured order in which they originally appeared. But since readers may wish to simply look up a Gospel passage in the reconstruction we have provided this key for easy reference. Links to the reconstruction and accompanying commentary will appear in this key as they become available.

Readers will notice that not every Gospel passage below has a corresponding reconstruction. This is because not all passages in Matthew, Mark and Luke are believed to have descended from the Hebrew Life of Yeshua. Some verses are the product of the canonical authors themselves as they wrote connecting sentences to stitch their sources together. Other passages are un-Hebraic in their style and appear to have been composed in Greek. This does not mean that the excluded passages are uninspired or inaccurate, but only that they are not derived from the Hebrew Life of Yeshua.


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Matthew

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Mark

  • 1:1-6 A Voice Crying
  •     7-8 Yohanan the Immerser’s Eschatological Discourse
  •     9-11 Yeshua’s Immersion
  •     12-13 Yeshua’s Testing
  •     14-15
  •     16-20 Yeshua Calls His First Disciples
  •     21-28 Synagogue in Kefar Nahum
  •     29-31 Healing of Shimon’s Mother-in-law
  •     32-34 Sick Healed at Evening
  •     35-38
  •     39 Preaching in Judean Synagogues
  •     40-45 Healing a Man with Scale Disease
  • 2:1-12 Healing a Paralyzed Man
  •     13-17 Call of Levi
  •     18-22 Question About Fasting
  •     23-28 Lord of Shabbat
  • 3:1-6 Healing a Man’s Withered Hand
  •     7-12 Yeshua Heals the Crowds
  •     13-19 Choosing the Twelve
  •     20-21 Yeshua, His Mother and Brothers (Part 1)
  •     22-30 The Finger of God
  •     31-35 Yeshua, His Mother and Brothers (Part 2)
  • 4:1-9 Four Soils parable
  •     10 Four Soils interpretation
  •     11-12 Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven
  •     13-20 Four Soils interpretation
  •     21 Light and Salt
  •     22 Fearless Proclamation
  •     23
  •     24 Measure for Measure
  •     25 Talents parable
  •     26-29 Spontaneous Growth parable
  •     30-32 Mustard Seed parable
  •     33-34
  •     35-41 Quieting a Storm
  • 5:1-20 Gergesene Demoniac
  •     21-43 Yair’s Daughter and a Woman’s Faith
  • 6:1-3 Synagogue in Natzrat
  •     4-6a “Physician, Heal Yourself!”
  •     6b-7 Sending the Twelve: Commissioning
  •     8-9 Sending the Twelve: Conduct on the Road
  •     10-13 Sending the Twelve: Conduct in Town
  •     14-16 Herodes Wonders About Yeshua
  •     17-29 Yohanan the Immerser’s Execution
  •     30 Return of the Twelve
  •     31-44 Feeding 5,000
  •     45-52
  •     53-56
  • 7:1-23
  •     24-30 Jesus and a Canaanite Woman
  •     31-37
  • 8:1-10
  •     11-13
  •     14-21
  •     22-26
  •     27-30 Confession at Caesarea Philippi
  •     31-33 Yeshua Predicts his Martyrdom
  •     34 Demands of Discipleship
  •     35 Days of the Son of Man
  •     36
  •     37
  •     38 Fearless Proclamation
  • 9:1
  •     2-8 Transfiguration
  •     9-13
  •     14-29 Boy Delivered from Demon
  •     30-32 Yeshua Predicts his Martyrdom
  •     33-36
  •     37 Sending the Twelve: Apostle and Sender
  •     38-41
  •     42 Causing Little Ones to Stumble
  •     43-48 Show Yourself No Mercy
  •     49-50 Light and Salt
  • 10:1-10
  •     11-12 On Divorce
  •     13-16 Yeshua Blesses Children
  •     17-31 Rich Man Declines the Kingdom of Heaven
  •     32-34 Yeshua Predicts his Martyrdom
  •      35-41
  •     42-45 Greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven
  •     46-52 Man Healed of Blindness
  • 11:1-11 Entering Yerushalayim
  •     12-14
  •     15-19 Yeshua’s Protest in the Temple
  •     20-24
  •     25 Lord’s Prayer
  •     [26]
  •     27-33 Question about Authority
  • 12:1-12 Wicked Tenants parable
  •     13-17 Question Concerning Tribute to Caesar
  •     18-27 Question Concerning Resurrection
  •     28-34 Torah Expert’s Question
  •     35-37a About David’s Son
  •     37b-40 Yeshua Critiques Contemporary Leaders
  •     41-44 Widow’s Gift
  • 13:1-4 Yerushalayim’s Destruction Foretold
  •     5-8 “Don’t Be Led Astray”
  •     9-10 Fearless Proclamation
  •     11-13
  •     14-20 Yerushalayim Surrounded by Invading Army
  •     21-23
  •     24-27 Coming of the Son of Man
  •     28-29 Fig Tree simile
  •     30-32 Generation That Witnesses Beginning of Yerushalayim’s Siege Will Live to See Temple Destroyed
  •     33-37 “Be Ready for the Son of Man’s Coming”
  • 14:1-2 Conspiracy against Yeshua
  •     3-9
  •     10-11 Betrayal by Yehudah of Keriyot
  •     12-16 Preparations for Eating Passover Lamb
  •     17 Passover Meal (Last Supper)
  •     18-21 Betrayal Foretold
  •     22-25 Passover Meal (Last Supper)
  •     26
  •     27-31 Petros’ Denial Foretold
  •     32-42 Gat Shemanim
  •     43-52 Yeshua’s Arrest
  •     53-72 High Priest Interrogates Yeshua
  • 15:1 Yeshua Turned Over to Pilatos
  •     2-5 Pilatos Interrogates Yeshua
  •     6-15 Pilatos Sentences Yeshua
  •     16-20
  •     21 Daughters of Yerushalayim
  •     22-32 Yeshua’s Crucifixion
  •     33-41 Yeshua’s Death
  •     42-47 Yeshua’s Burial
  • 16:1-8 Empty Tomb
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Luke

  • 1:1-4
  •     5-22 Gavriel Announces Yohanan the Immerser’s Birth
  •     23-25 Elisheva Conceives Yohanan the Immerser
  •     26-38 Gavriel Announces Yeshua’s Birth
  •     39-56 Miryam Visits Elisheva
  •     57-66 Yohanan the Immerser Is Born and Circumcised
  •     67-80 Zecharyah’s Hymn of Praise
  • 2:1-21 Yeshua Is Born and Circumcised
  •     22-40 Infant Yeshua in the Temple
  •     41-52 Yeshua in his Father’s House
  • 3:1-6 A Voice Crying
  •     7-9 Yohanan the Immerser Demands Repentance
  •     10-14 Yohanan the Immerser’s Exhortations
  •    15-17 Yohanan the Immerser’s Eschatological Discourse
  •     18-20 Yohanan the Immerser’s Execution
  •     21-22 Yeshua’s Immersion
  •     23-38 Yeshua’s Genealogy
  • 4:1-13 Yeshua’s Testing
  •     14-15
  •     16-22 Synagogue in Natzrat
  •     23-30 “Physician, Heal Yourself!”
  •     31-37 Synagogue in Kefar Nahum
  •     38-39 Healing of Shimon’s Mother-in-law
  •     40-41 Sick Healed at Evening
  •     42-43
  •     44 Preaching in Judean Synagogues
  • 5:1-11 Yeshua Calls His First Disciples
  •     12-16 Healing a Man with Scale Disease
  •     17-26 Healing a Paralyzed Man
  •     27-32 Call of Levi
  •     33-39 Question About Fasting
  • 6:1-5 Lord of Shabbat
  •     6-11 Healing a Man’s Withered Hand
  •     12-16 Choosing the Twelve
  •     17-21 Beatitudes
  •     22-23 Great Reward for Persecuted Disciple of Yeshua
  •     24-26 Beatitudes
  •     27-36 Loving One’s Enemies
  •     37-38 Measure for Measure
  •     39 A Blind Guide
  •     40 Disciple and Master
  •     41-42 On Hypocrisy
  •     43-45 Fruit of the Heart
  •     46-49 Wise and Foolish Builders parable
  • 7:1-10 Healing a Centurion’s Slave
  •     11-17 Widow’s Son in Nain
  •     18-23 Yohanan the Immerser’s Question
  •     24-28 Yeshua’s Words about Yohanan the Immerser
  •     29-28 Repentance and the Kingdom of Heaven
  •     31-35 “Like Children Playing”
  •     36-50 Yeshua Dines with a Pharisee
  • 8:1-3 Ministering Women
  •     4-8 Four Soils parable
  •     9 Four Soils interpretation
  •     10 Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven
  •     11-15 Four Soils interpretation
  •     16 Light and Salt
  •     17 Fearless Proclamation
  •     18 Talents parable
  •     19-21 Yeshua, His Mother and Brothers
  •     22-25 Quieting a Storm
  •     26-39 Gergesene Demoniac
  •     40-56 Yair’s Daughter and a Woman’s Faith
  • 9:1-2 Sending the Twelve: Commissioning
  •     3 Sending the Twelve: Conduct on the Road
  •     4-6 Sending the Twelve: Conduct in Town
  •     7-9 Herodes Wonders About Yeshua
  •     10a Return of the Twelve
  •     10b-17 Feeding 5,000
  •     18-21 Confession at Caesarea Philippi
  •     22 Yeshua Predicts his Martyrdom
  •     23 Demands of Discipleship
  •     24 Days of the Son of Man
  •     25 Rich Fool parable
  •     26 Fearless Proclamation
  •     27 Generation That Witnesses Beginning of Yerushalayim’s Siege Will Live to See Temple Destroyed
  •     28-36 Transfiguration
  •     37-43a Boy Delivered from Demon
  •     43b-45 Yeshua Predicts his Martyrdom
  •     46-47
  •     48 Sending the Twelve: Apostle and Sender
  •     49-50
  •     51-56 Samaritan Villagers
  •     57-62 Not Everyone Can Be Yeshua’s Disciple
  • 10:1 Sending the Twelve: Commissioning
  •     2-3 Sending the Twelve: “The Harvest is Plentiful and A Flock Among Wolves
  •     4 Sending the Twelve: Conduct on the Road
  •     5-12 Sending the Twelve: Conduct in Town
  •     13-15 Woes on Three Villages
  •    16 Sending the Twelve: Apostle and Sender
  •     17-20 Return of the Twelve
  •     21-22 Yeshuas Thanksgiving Hymn
  •     23-24 Blessedness of the Twelve
  •     25-28 Torah Expert’s Question
  •     29-37 Good Samaritan parable
  •     38-42 Miryam and Marta
  • 11:1-4 Lord’s Prayer
  •     5-10 Friend in Need simile
  •     11-13 Fathers Give Good Gifts simile
  •     14-23 The Finger of Go
  •     24-26 Impure Spirit’s Return
  •     27-28 A Woman’s Misplaced Blessing
  •     29-30 Sign of Yonah
  •     31-32 Generations That Repented Long Ago
  •     33 Light and Salt
  •     34-36 Having a Good Eye
  •     37-38
  •     39-52 Yeshua Critiques Contemporary Leaders
  •     53-54
  • 12:1-12 Fearless Proclamation
  •     13-15 “Divide the Inheritance!”
  •     16-21 Rich Fool parable
  •     22-31 Yeshua’s Discourse on Worry
  •     32
  •     33-34 Laying Up Treasure in Heaven
  •     35-46 “Be Ready for the Son of Man’s Coming”
  •     47-48 Slave’s Wages
  •     49-53 Immersion of Fire
  •     54-56 Interpreting the Time
  •     57-59 Settle out of Court
  • 13:1-5 Calamities in Yerushalayim
  •     6-9 Unfruitful Fig Tree parable
  •     10-17 Healing a Daughter of Abraham
  •     18-21 Mustard Seed and Starter Dough parables
  •     22
  •     23-24 Narrow Gate
  •     25
  •     26-27 Warning Against Self-deception
  •     28-29 Coming from All Directions
  •     30
  •     31-33 Two Pharisees Warn Yeshua
  •     34-35 Lament for Yerushalayim
  • 14:1-6 Healing a Man with Dropsy
  •     7-14 All Who Exalt Themselves Will Be Humbled
  •     15 Bread in Kingdom of Heaven
  •     16-24 Great Banquet parable
  •     25-27 Demands of Discipleship
  •     28-32 Tower Builder and King Going to War similes
  •    33 Demands of Discipleship
  •     34-35 Light and Salt
  • 15:1-2 Call of Levi
  •     3-10 Lost Sheep and Lost Coin similes
  •     11-32 Prodigal Son parable
  • 16:1-12 Shrewd Manager parable
  •     13 Serving Two Masters
  •     14-15 Pharisees Who Justify Themselves
  •     16 The Kingdom of Heaven Is Increasing
  •     17 Yeshua’s Words about Torah
  •     18 On Divorce
  •     19-31 Rich Man and Lazar parable
  • 17:1-2 Causing Little Ones to Stumble
  •     3-4 Reproving One’s Brother
  •     5-6 Boy Delivered from Demon
  •     7-10 “Just Doing My Job”
  •     11-19 Healing Ten Men with Scale Disease
  •     20-21
  •     22-37 Days of the Son of Man
  • 18:1-8 Persistent Widow parable
  •     9-14 Pharisee and Toll Collector parable
  •     15-17 Yeshua Blesses Children
  •     18-30 Rich Man Declines the Kingdom of Heaven
  •     31-34 Yeshua Predicts his Martyrdom
  •     35-43 Man Healed of Blindness
  • 19:1-10 Zakkai the Toll Collector
  •     11-27 Talents parable
  •     28-40 Entering Yerushalayim
  •     41-44 Yerushalayim’s Destruction Foretold
  •     45-48 Yeshua’s Protest in the Temple
  • 20:1-8 Question about Authority
  •     9-19 Wicked Tenants parable
  •     20-26 Question Concerning Tribute to Caesar
  •     27-40 Question Concerning Resurrection
  •     41-44 About David’s Son
  •     45-47 Yeshua Critiques Contemporary Leaders
  • 21:1-4 Widow’s Gift
  •     5-7 Yerushalayim’s Destruction Foretold
  •     8-11 “Don’t Be Led Astray”
  •     12-19 Fearless Proclamation
  •     20-24 Yerushalayim Surrounded by Invading Army
  •     25-28 Coming of the Son of Man
  •     29-31 Fig Tree simile
  •     32-33 Generation That Witnesses Beginning of Yerushalayim’s Siege Will Live to See Temple Destroyed
  •     34-36 “Watch at All Times”
  •     37-38 Summary of Days Teaching in the Temple
  • 22:1-2 Conspiracy against Yeshua
  •     3-6 Betrayal by Yehudah of Keriyot
  •     7-13 Preparations for Eating Passover Lamb
  •     14-19a Passover Meal (Last Supper)
  •     19b-20
  •     21-23 Betrayal Foretold
  •     24-30 Greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven
  •     31-34 Petros’ Denial Foretold
  •     35-38 Two Swords
  •     39-46 Gat Shemanim
  •     47-53 Yeshua’s Arrest
  •     54-71 High Priest Interrogates Yeshua
  • 23:1 Yeshua Turned Over to Pilatos
  •     2-5 Pilatos Interrogates Yeshua
  •     6-16 Herodes Interrogates Yeshua
  •     17-25 Pilatos Sentences Yeshua
  •     26-32 Daughters of Yerushalayim
  •     33-43 Yeshua’s Crucifixion
  •     44-49 Yeshua’s Death
  •     50-56 Yeshua’s Burial
  • 24:1-11 Empty Tomb
  •     12
  •     13-35 Appearance of Risen Yeshua on Emmaus Road
  •     36-43 Appearance of Risen Yeshua in Yerushalayim
  •     44-45
  •     46-49 “You Are My Witnesses”
  •     50a Bet Ananyah
  •     50b-53 Ascension

Acts

  • 1:1-5
  •     6-8 “When Will the Kingdom Be Restored?”
  •     9-12 Ascension

Jerusalem

Jerusalem facing Jaffa Gate prior to the breach in the Old City walls.

 

 


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