Parallel passage

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In Christian theology, a parallel passage is a passage in another source which describes the same event.

Comparison of parallel passages both within the Bible and from other sources is a major area of Biblical scholarship.

For example, comparisons of Mark 15:47 and Mark 16:1-5 with their parallel passages Matthew 27:61 and Matthew 28:1-4 lead scholars to conclude that the phrases Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses and Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James in the Mark readings refer to the same two women.

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Synoptic Gospels