The Synoptic Gospels are the first three books of the New Testament; Matthew, Mark and Luke. They are called synoptic because they can be compared column by column with each other. The three Synoptic Gospels have many parables and accounts in common, as well as a general consensus on the order of events, suggesting a common source for all three.
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(a.) Pertaining to or constituting a synopsis; affording or taking a general view of the principal parts of a subject
The phrase 'synoptic gospels' refer to the first three gospels in the New Testament that illustrate events in the life of Christ from an analogous point of view. These gospels include the books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
The synoptic gospels refer to the gospels of Mathew, Mark and Luke. There are referred to as synoptic because they can be compared column by column with each other. They have similar parables and occurrence of events.