Was Mark’s gospel the first written Gospel?
Happy St. Louis Bertrand day!
Fr. William Sanders writes:
“St. Matthew is identified with the tax collector called as an apostle (Mt 9:9-13). Papias again attests to the saint’s authorship and indicates that he was the first to compile a collection of Jesus’ sayings in the Aramaic language. For this reason, the Gospel of Matthew, at least in a very basic form in Aramaic, is considered the first Gospel and placed first in the New Testament, although the Gospel of Mark is probably the first in a completed form.” For more , see:
In our father Dominic,
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.