14. Similarities among John’s Gospel and the Synoptic Gospels

Is there any historical worth to the Gospel of John? Does it stray so far from the actual life of Jesus that we can hope only for a pious but mostly fictional story of him? Skeptics like to point out the differences (not the same as contradictions), but do they ever see the remarkable similarities?

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13. Are there contradictions in the Gospels?

When you read the first three Gospels, you are likely to observe countless similarities. And that is the dominant picture: the places, the names, the crowds, the rural setting, busy Jerusalem. However, some skeptics see insurmountable problems.

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Randolphs of Early Virginia

Henry Randolph and William Randolph were gateway ancestors (descend from royalty) who arrived in Virginia in the mid-seventeenth century. Virginia was a populous colony and then state. Surely one of your lines links up to them. They and their descendants left behind excellent records to sort out relationships.

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