Differences should not be seen as contradictions. The reality is that this ALL happened and God gives us the picture from various accounts that view different pieces of the entire event.
Each spotlight the event from different aspects. Both are correct with regard to the aspect focused on in the message studied.
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What are the different aspects that are focessed on in each?
Garden of Gethsemene
Mark's Gospel is an account of exactly what happened to Jesus in the last day of his life. He divided the last twenty four hours up into eight periods of exactly three hours each. To mark off the three hours of time that Jesus spent praying in the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus goes three time to pray, returning to find the disciples asleep, each time asking could they not stay awake one hour. In Luke's Gospel, this careful ordering is absent, and the disciples are simply left to sleep.
Luke's account takes place on the Mount of Olives, the location of the Garden of Gethsemene. An angel appears to Jesus as he prays, strengthening his resolve. Jesus' sweat is like great drops of blood as it falls to the ground.
Only in Luke does Jesus admonish Judas for betraying him with a kiss.
Only in Luke does Jesus heal the servant's severed ear. Only Mark has the elusive young man run naked from the scene.
In Mark, others warm themselves by a fire, when Peter denies Jesus three times. In Luke, Jesus is present and looks at Peter as he denies him.
Only in Luke does Pilate attempt to give responsibility for the trial of Jesus to Herod.
In Mark, the crucifixion takes place at Golgotha (place of the skull). In Luke it is called Calvary... In Mark, Jesus is offerred a drink containing wine and the valuable healing resin, myrrh, just before he is placed on the cross. Luke has the soldiers mock him on the cross and offer him a drink of vinegar.
In Mark, Jesus calls out to God, asking why he had been forsaken. In Luke, Jesus ends his ordeal by saying, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."
In Mark, when a centurion sees Jesus dead, he says, "Truly this man was the Son of God." In Luke a centurion says this truly was a righteous man.