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The Mirian Gospel Harmony (Mirian Syriac: ’Evangeliown b-’Awyuwtā’), also known as the Neo-Diatessaron (Mirian Greek: Νεοδιὰτεσσάρων) is one of the canonical books of the Mirian New Testament. In the Mirian Church, it is considered to be the full account of Yešwa‘ Mašyaḥ's life and authentic teachings found throughout the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, along with several extra-canonical sources from the New Testament apocrypha.


For the advantage of the reader, this Gospel is divided into eight distinct sections:

I. Prologue
Chapter 1
II. Nativity of the Christ
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
III. Kingdom Proclamation and Ministry Preparation
Chapter 4
IV. Beginning of Jesus' Ministry
Chapters 5-7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
V. Opposition
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
VI. Jesus, the Kingdom, and the Church
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
VII. The Passion Narrative
Chapter 21
VIII. The Resurrection Narrative.
Chapter 22
Chapter 23

Expanded Contents

Here is a more expanded outline of the contents of the Gospel of Harmony. The outline is in the format of sections and each section displays columns for the scenes, sources, settings, and chapters for the convenience of the reader.

The sources are abbreviated:

Matt. = Gospel of Matthew, Mk. = Gospel of Mark, Lk. = Gospel of Luke, Jn. = Gospel of John, Acts = Acts of the Apostles Th. = Gospel of Thomas, SeJ. = Secret Book of James, Ma. = Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Is. = Isaiah

I. Prologue

Scene Source Setting Chapter
(Malekh's [the author] Acknowledgments)     Chapter 1

II. Nativity of the Christ

Scene Source Setting Chapter
Visit of Gabriel to Zechariah Lk. 1:5-25 Jerusalem Temple Chapter 1
Visit of Gabriel to Mary and Joseph Lk. 1:26-38; Matt. 1:18-24 Nazareth Chapter 1
Mary Visits Elizabeth Lk. 1:39-45 Judea Chapter 1
Hymn of Mary Lk. 1:46-56 Judea Chapter 1
Birth of John the Baptist Lk. 1:57-66 Judea Chapter 1
Hymn of Zechariah Lk. 1:67-80 Judea Chapter 1
The Birth of Jesus Matt. 1:25; Lk. 2:1-7 Bethlehem Chapter 2
Visit of Shepherds Lk. 2:8-20 Bethlehem Chapter 2
Visit of the Magi Matt. 2:1-12 Bethlehem Chapter 2
Escape to Egypt/Circumcision Matt. 2:13-18; Lk. 2:21 Egypt (possibly Sinai) Chapter 2
Death of Herod/Return to Nazareth Matt. 2:19-23   Chapter 2
Presentation at the Temple Lk. 2:22-24 Jerusalem Chapter 2
Simeon and Anna Lk. 2:25-40 Jerusalem Chapter 3
Boy Jesus at the Temple Lk. 2:41-52 Jerusalem Chapter 3

III. Kingdom Proclamation and Ministry Preparation

Scene Source Setting Chapter
John the Baptist to Prepare the Way Lk. 3:1-18 Jordon River Chapter 3
John's Baptism, Denials, Testimony and Arrest Mt. 3:13-17; Jn. 1:15-42, 3:22-30; Lk. 3:19-20 Jordon River and Aenon Chapter 3
The Record of the Genealogy of Jesus Through Mary and Joseph Lk. 3:23-38; Matt. 1:1-17   Chapter 3
Temptation of Jesus by Satan Mk 1:12-13; Mt. 4:2; Lk. 4:3-13 Area between Jerusalem and Jericho Chapter 3
Teaching of Jesus on the "Born Again" Jn. 3:1-13 Jerusalem Chapter 3
Calling of the First Disciples Mk. 1:14-20 Sea of Galilee Chapter 4
Call of Philip and Nathanael Jn. 1:43-51 Bethsaida Chapter 4

IV. Beginning of Jesus' Ministry

Scene Source Setting Chapter
Healing of the Nobleman's Son Jn. 4:43-54 Galilee: Capernaum Chapter 4
Jesus Heals Many Lk. 4:38-44 Galilee: Capernaum Chapter 4
Healing of a Man with Leprosy Mk. 1:40-45 Galilee Chapter 4
Sermon on the Mount Matt. 5-7 Hills near the Sea of Galilee Chapter 5-7
Faith of a Centurion Lk. 7:1-5; Matt. 8:7-11 Capernaum Chapter 8
Healing of a Paralytic Mk. 2:1-12 Capernaum Chapter 8
The Cost of Following Jesus Matt. 8:19; Lk. 9:58-62   Chapter 8
Jesus Calms the Storm Matt. 8:23-25; Mk. 4:39-41 Sea of Galilee Chapter 8
Healing of a Demon-Possessed Man Lk. 8:26-30; Mk. 5:11-20 Gerasa Chapter 8
The Calling of Matthew Mk. 2:13; Matt. 9:10-13 Galilee Chapter 8
Jesus Questioned About Fasting Matt. 9:14-17   Chapter 9
A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman Matt. 9:18; Mk. 5:22-43   Chapter 9
Jesus Heals a Blind and a Mute Matt. 9:27-34   Chapter 9
"The Workers are Few" Matt. 9:35-38   Chapter 9
Appointing of the Twelve Apostles Lk. 6:12-13; Mk. 3:16-19   Chapter 9
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Mk. 6:7-11; Matt. 10:16-20   Chapter 10
  Lk. 14:26-27   Chapter 10
  Matt. 10:39-42   Chapter 10

V. Opposition

Scene Source Setting Chapter
Jesus and John the Baptist Matt. 11:1-19 Galilee Chapter 10
Prophecy Concerning Unchanged Cities Matt. 11:20-24 Galilee Chapter 11
Rest for the Weary Matt. 11:25-30   Chapter 11
Lord of the Sabbath Mk. 2:23-27; Matt. 12:1-14   Chapter 11
God's Chosen Servant Matt. 12:15-21;   Chapter 11
Jesus and Be'elzeboul Matt. 12:22-25, 29, 31-37; Mk. 3:20-26   Chapter 11
Exorcism and the Condition of the Contemporary Generation Matt. 12:43-45   Chapter 11
The Sign of Jonah Matt. 12:38-42   Chapter 11
Jesus' Mother and Brothers Mk. 3:31-35   Chapter 12
The Parable of the Sower Matt. 13:1-23 Galilee: by the lake Chapter 12
The Purpose of Parables Matt. 13:10-17   Chapter 12
The Parable of the Weeds Matt. 13:24-30   Chapter 12
The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Yeast Matt. 13:31-35   Chapter 12
The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl Matt. 13:44-46   Chapter 12
The Parable of the Fisher and the Net Matt. 13:47-48; Th. 8   Chapter 12
The Parable of Old and New Treasures Matt. 13:52   Chapter 12
John the Baptist Beheaded Matt. 14:1-12   Chapter 13
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand Matt. 14:13-21 Bethsaida Chapter 13
Samaritan Opposition Lk. 9:51-56 Samaria Chapter 13
A Prophet Without Honor Matt. 13:53-58; Lk. 4:17-30 (slightly revised) Bethlehem Chapter 13
Jesus Questioned About Divorce Matt. 19:1-12; Mk. 10:10-12 Judea Chapter 13
The Little Children and Jesus Matt. 19:13-15   Chapter 13
The Rich Young Man Matt. 19:16-30 Judea Chapter 14
The Parable of the Good Samaritan Lk. 10:25-37   Chapter 14
At the Home of Mary and Martha Lk. 10:38-42   Chapter 14
The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Matt. 20:1-16   Chapter 14
Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman Jn. 4:1-42 Shechem: Jacob's Well Chapter 14
Jesus Walks on Water Matt. 14:22-36 Sea of Galilee Chapter 14
Clean and Unclean Mk. 7:1-23; Th. Saying 14 Gennesaret Chapter 14
Faith of a Canaanite Woman Matt. 15:21-28 Tyre Chapter 15
Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand Matt. 15:29-39 Sea of Galilee Chapter 15
Demand for a Sign Matt. 16:1-4   Chapter 15
The Yeast of the Pharisees and the Sadducees Matt. 16:5-12; Mk. 8:20-21   Chapter 15

VI. Jesus, The Kingdom, and The Church

Scene Source Setting Chapter
Peter's Confession of the Christ Matt. 16:13-20 Caesarea Philippi Chapter 15
Jesus Predicts His Death Lk. 9:22-25; Matt. 16:27, 28 Chapter 15
The Transfiguration Matt. 17:1-13; Mk. 9:2-13 Mt. Hermon Chapter 16
The Healing of a Boy With a Demon Matt. 17:14-23; Mk. 9:17-24 Chapter 16
The Temple Tax Matt. 17:24-27 Capernaum Chapter 16
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven Matt. 18:1-9 Chapter 16
Whoever Is Not Against You Is for You Mk. 9:40-41; Lk. 9:50; Oxyrhynchus 1224 Frag. 2:176 Chapter 16
The Parable of the Lost Sheep Matt. 18:10-14 Chapter 16
A Brother Who Sins Against You Matt. 18:15-20 Chapter 16
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant Matt. 18:21-35 Chapter 16
The Parable of the Lost Coin Lk. 15:8-10 Chapter 16
The Parable of the Lost Son Lk. 15:11-32 Chapter 16
Ten Healed of Leprosy Lk. 17:11-19 Border between Samaria and Galilee Chapter 17
The Coming of the Kingdom of God Lk. 17:20-25; Th. 3 Chapter 17
The Parable of the Persistent Widow Lk. 18:1-8 Chapter 17
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Lk. 18:9-14 Chapter 17
Jesus Again Predicts His Death Matt. 20:17-19 Road to Judea Chapter 17
A Mother's Request Matt. 20:20-28 Chapter 17
Blind Bartimaeus Receives Sight Mk. 10:46-52 Jericho Chapter 17
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector Lk. 19:1-10 Chapter 17
The Triumphal Entry Matt. 21:1-11; Lk. 19:41-44 Jerusalem Chapter 18
Jesus at the Temple Matt. 21:12-17 Chapter 18
The Fig Tree Withers Matt. 21:18-22 Chapter 18
The Authority of Jesus Questioned Matt. 21:23-27 Temple Courts Chapter 18
The Parable of the Two Sons Matt. 21:28-32 Chapter 18
The Parable of the Tenants Matt. 21:33-46 Chapter 18
Paying Taxes to Caesar Mk. 12:13-17 Chapter 18
Marriage at the Resurrection Matt. 22:23-33 Chapter 19
The Greatest Commandment Matt. 22:34-40; Mk. 12:28-34 Chapter 19
Whose Son Is the Christ? Matt. 22:41-46 Chapter 19
Seven Woes Matt. 23:1-39; Lk. 11:37-52 Chapter 19
The Widow's Offering Mk. 12:41-44 Chapter 19
Signs of the End of the Age Mk. 13:1-31; Lk 21:10-38 Mount of Olives Chapter 19
The Woman is Not to Be Stoned Jn 7:53; 8:1-11 Temple Courts Chapter 20
The Plot Against Jesus Matt. 26:1-5 Chapter 20
Jesus Anointed at Bethany Matt. 26:6-13 Chapter 20
Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time Jn. 12:20-36 Chapter 20
The Light Within Th. 24 Chapter 20

VII. The Passion Narrative

Scene Source Setting Chapter
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus Matt. 26:14-16   Chapter 20
The Last Supper Lk. 22:7-32 Essene Quarter Chapter 20
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial Matt. 26:36-45   Chapter 20
Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet Jn 13:3-17   Chapter 20
Gethsemane Matt. 26:36-45   Chapter 20
Jesus Arrested Matt. 26:47-52; Jn. 18:10-11 Gethsemane Chapter 21
Jesus Before the Sanhedrin Lk. 22:54, 66-71 Courtyard of the High Priest Chapter 21
Judas Hangs Himself Matt. 27:1-10   Chapter 21
Jesus Before Pilate Matt. 27:11-24, 26   Chapter 21
The Soldiers Mock Jesus Matt. 27:27-31 Praetorium Chapter 21
The Crucifixion Matt. 27:32-44; Lk 23:26-43 Golgotha Chapter 21
The Death of Jesus Matt. 27:45-56; Lk. 23:46; Jn. 19:31-37   Chapter 21

VIII. The Resurrection Narrative

Scene Source Setting Chapter
The Burial of Jesus Matt. 27:57-61; Jn. 19:38-42   Chapter 22
The Resurrection Lk. 24:1-12   Chapter 22
On the Road to Emmaus Lk 24:13-35   Chapter 22
The Disciples Weep and Mary Comforts Ma. pg. 9.6-17 (slightly revised) Jerusalem Chapter 22
Jesus Appears to the Disciples Matt. 28:16-20; Lk. 24:36, 44-45; Jn. 20:20-23 Galilee Chapter 22
James, the Brother of Jesus, Instated as Head of the Community of Disciples Th. 12; SeJ. 1:7-13 (slightly revised) Judea Chapter 23
Jesus Inspires James and Peter SeJ. 2:10-15; 3:1-17 (slightly revised); 4:1-19 Judea Chapter 23
Jesus's Ascension Acts 1:3-11 Judea Chapter 23
Matthias to Replace Judas Acts 1:12-26 (slightly revised) Jerusalem Chapter 23

See also

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