If you have questions about the similarities between Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Studying the Synoptic Gospels is must reading. Previously published as The Synoptic Problem and now updated to reflect current scholarship, Robert Stein's introductory text explores the literary interrelationships between the three gospels, as well as their preliterary history and inscripturation. His comprehensive analysis---especially of the Two Source Hypothesis---will enlighten both scholars and laypeople. 336 pages, softcover, Baker.
A substantial introduction to basic issues of interpretation for students of the Synoptic Gospels.
Robert H. Stein (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Mildred Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous works, including A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible and Luke in the New American Commentary series.