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Definition of "synoptist" []

  • Any of the authors of the three synoptic gospels, which give a history of Jesus Christ's life and ministry, in distinction from the writer of John's Gospel, which gives a fuller record of Christ's teachings. (noun)

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Use "synoptist" in a sentence
  • "For the present it must suffice to observe that the evidences of an overruling dogmatic purpose are generally much more conspicuous in the third synoptist than in the first; and that the very loose manner in which this writer has handled his materials in the "Acts" is not calculated to inspire us with confidence in the historical accuracy of his gospel."