The gospels are not biographical in the modern sense; they give no information about Jesus' human personality or the events of his adult life before his baptism by John. But they do resemble some of the Lives written in the Graeco-Roman world. Like them, the gospels aim to give credibility within a piece of history to the figure who is the principal subject of the biography.

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