Synoptist Syn*op"tist, n. Any one of the authors of the three synoptic Gospels, which give a history of our Lord's life and ministry, in distinction from the writer of John's Gospel, which gives a fuller record of his teachings. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • synoptist — synoptistic, adj. /si nop tist/, n. (often cap.) one of the authors (Matthew, Mark, or Luke) of the synoptic Gospels. [1855 60; SYNOPT(IC) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • synoptist — noun the writer of one of the Synoptic Gospels …   English new terms dictionary

  • synoptist — syn·op·tist …   English syllables

  • synoptist — n. the writer of a Synoptic Gospel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Synoptics — • The name given since Griesbach s time (about 1790) to the first three canonical Gospels Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Synoptics     Synoptics      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Synoptic — Syn*op tic, n. One of the first three Gospels of the New Testament. See {Synoptist}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biblical Chronology —     Biblical Chronology     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Biblical Chronology     Biblical chronology deals with the dates of the various events recorded in the Bible. It has to consider how far the Bible contains a chronology at all; to what extent… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • synopsis — noun /sɪˈnɒpsɪs,sɪˈnɑːpsɪs/ a) A brief summary of the major points of a written work, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work. b) A prayer book for use by the laity …   Wiktionary

  • synopsis —   n. (pl. ses ) summary; outline.    ♦ synoptic(al), a. giving or pertaining to synopsis; taking the same view;    ♦ synoptic Gospels, those according to Matthew, Mark and   Luke.    ♦ synoptist, n. writer of synoptic Gospel …   Dictionary of difficult words

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