Matt. 9:9-13; Mark. 8:22-30; Luke. 1:1-4; John. 1:1-9
“Sceptical scholars often compare the way the Bible’s accounts of Jesus were passed on, with the children’s telephone game, where children whisper a complicated message from one to another. In the process the message is corrupted, and at the end everyone has a good laugh. But how good is the comparison between this game and the way the Gospel stories were actually passed on?” (from bethinking.org). How does a better understanding of the context and background of the gospel writers help us?