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An additional point to make about the relationship between Mark and Matthew is that the connection between the two books is a written connection rather than an oral connection.In other words, the connection is not due to an account passed down by word of mouth, but rather, one book used a written copy of the other.Nevertheless, other church fathers repeated and expanded on the comments of Papias.Irenaeus wrote: Matthew also issued a written gospel among the Hebrews in their own language.Therefore, any verse that quotes someone speaking is necessarily a translation - the only question is whether the translation occurred from a spoken Hebrew/Aramaic into written Greek, or from a written Hebrew/Aramaic into written Greek.For example, Matthew says "You shall call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins." This verse, though very familiar, doesn't actually make sense in Greek (or English).Still, there are reasons to believe that beyond just transcribing spoken Hebrew/Aramaic into written Greek, Matthew may have originally been written in Hebrew.
The accounts are so similar that even a little parenthesis -"he said top the paralytic"- occurs in all three accounts in exactly the same place.
There are multiple reasons for this, but one primary reason is that a Hebrew Matthew is inconsistent with the modern two-source theory, the predominant theory of the origin of Matthew.
(The two-source theory stipulates that Matthew and Luke drew from the gospel of Mark and a second source of Jesus sayings, usually designated as "Q").
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However, when we endeavour to date the time of writing of the New Testament books, we believe the reader may be best served to first read the article on Luke and Acts. D., and can use that as a reference to discuss the date of writing for Matthew.