Jesus Himself after Finishing His Mission
It is apparent the Gospel according to Luke is canonical or authentic, since it was written by Luke who followed Paul to Rome. As evidence of his status, the Acts tells the circumstances.
And it is important that the Gospels according to Mark, Mathew, and John tell almost the same episodes about Christ Jesus in similar sequences. Therefore all these Gospels are thought to be canonical or authentic. And, since Luke was close to Paul, Mark, Mathew, and John must have been close to Paul, Peter, or other key figures in the early Christianity.
In addition, if three different Disciples of Christ Jesus had been sources for these three Gospels, the contents of them or depicted episodes of Christ Jesus should have been more different among them. It is because Christ Jesus had preached for about three years, and if there had been one episode per day, there should have been 1,000 episodes about Christ Jesus in His mission.
Accordingly, if these Gospels had been based on sources or witnesses uniquely different from one another, the contents of these Gospels must have been more greatly varied among them. But each of these Gospels has about similar 100 episodes, namely 10% of possible 1,000 episodes. This could not happen unless the sources of these Gospels had been different.
So, the Gospel according to Luke plays a key role in this study, since its source must have come from Paul. But strangely, Paul had never seen living Christ Jesus preaching and never witnessed His episodes with his own eyes. This is a mystery and the most important key to understanding establishment of the canonical Gospels.
My theory is, as posted recently, that Paul got a document describing the episodes of Christ Jesus' mission and how Christ Jesus had carried out His mission. And, the most likely place Paul got this source document is Qumran around which he traveled for three yeas after his miracle encounter with the spirit of Christ Jesus on his way to Damascus. And the person who made out the source document in Qumran for Paul must have been a very close one to Christ Jesus or even Jesus Himself after finishing His mission as Christ Jesus.
This theory also implies where Jesus went after the Resurrection from the tomb. He must have exited the tomb with help from His follower from Qumran, who is depicted as an angel in white or a mysterious young man in some Gospels, and retired to Qumran from which He had come to appear on the River Jordan to witness John the Baptist.
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Mar 2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
Mar 2:13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.