Mark and Matthew’s Gospels

Identify any historical purpose(s) behind the writing of Mark’s and Matthew’s Gospels. Include a reference to any historical factor mentioned in the recommended sources that may have triggered the writing of both Matthew’s and Mark’s Gospels as well as references to statements within both of the Gospels themselves. Class lesson material can be used in addition to the recommended sources. Include at least one historical factor and at least one reference to each Gospel studied.

A historical factor is one a historian would recognize whether the historian has religious faith or not. Restrict your resources to those below as well as any information within the course modules. Sometimes links to ebooks break. If the link does not work, then go to the Saint Leo library electronically and look up the book. Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes.