A classic manual that has gone through more than twenty printings, this book is the first Harmony of the Gospels to use the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. This simple and nontechnical book presents the Gospel materials in parallel columns in order that the Bible reader can compare the varied texts. It does not restrict itself simply to the Synoptic Gospels but includes the Fourth Gospel as well, thus enabling an overview of the major New Testament descriptions of the life and ministry of Jesus. Dr. Heim presents the story mainly in terms of the action involved, while at the same time disclosing the substance of the teaching passages as adequately as possible. He exposes the major parallels in several accounts without tearing texts from their contexts and without constantly breaking up passages and transposing verses. He deliberately focuses on the large movements of thought and action, avoiding minutiae of all kinds. Although footnotes and cross references are held to a minimum, an index is provided for easy location of individual passages.
Ralph Daniel Heim served for many years as professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
PART ONE: RECORDS OF CHRISTS EARLY LIFE Section A. The Infancy of Christ and of John the Baptist Section B. Christ's Youth, Early Manhood, and Preparation for His Public Ministry PART TWO: RECORDS OF CHRIST'S PUBLIC MINISTRY Section C. Christ's Early Work, Especially in Judea and Samaria, According to John Section D. Christ's Early Teaching, Preaching, and Healing in Galilee According to Matthew, Mark, and Luke Section E. Christ's Popularity among the People and the Rise of Opposition by Jewish Leaders Section F. Christ's Choice of the Twelve, His Sermon on the Mount, and the Beelzebub Controversy Section G. Christ's Parables of the Kingdom and His Journey into the Country of the Gerasenes Section H. Christ's Sending Forth of the Twelve and His Journey into Phoenicia Section I. Christ's Journey to Caesarea Philippi and His Transfiguration Section J. Christ's Attendance at the Feasts of Tabernacles and Dedication Section K. Christ's Further Work as Reported Largely by Luke Alone Section L. Christ's Final Approach to Jerusalem PART THREE: RECORDS OF CHRIST'S PASSION AND RESURRECTION Section M. Christ's Passion Week: His Triumphal Entry and Conflict in Jerusalem Section N. Christ's Passion Week: His Last Supper, Trial, and Crucifixion Section O. Christ's Resurrection, Subsequent Appearances, and Ascension Indexes