Monday, October 8, 2012

Verse A Day October Challenge | Day 8: Angle

Wow this was a hard one. I had to think about it for a bit before it hit me...what are other words which mean the same thing as angle: slant, one aspect of an event, the point of view from which something was written... then I had it: Peter's denial of Jesus. I am sure there are many other stories in the Gospel which could be examined from these four different views, but this was the one which was immediate brought to my mind. Let's take a look at a few verses from these books.

In each section Peter is in the area where Jesus was and is questioned by a woman...the funny thing about this is the difference in how this story is told by these authors.

Matthew 26:69-75
69. Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
70. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
71. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
72. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
73. And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
74. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
75. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

Mark 14:66-72
66. And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:
67. And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
68. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
69. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
70. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.
71. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom you speak.
72. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

As you can see with just these two sides of the story there are a lot of differences in how the story was told. The details are different from story to story. If you have time I really suggest reading the remaining two sides of the story (Luke 22:54-62 and John 18:15-27). Then you will really see some major difference in detail!

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