The Synoptic Gospels is a term used by modern New Testament scholars for the Gospels according to
Luke of the
New Testament in the
Bible. They are three of the four gospels, of which the Gospel of John is not included due to it's different style from the other three gospels.
The term synoptic is derived from a combination of the
Greek words ??? (syn = together) and ???? (opsis = seeing) to indicate that the contents of these three Gospels can be viewed side-by-side, whether in a vertical parallel column synopsis, or a horizontal synoptic alignment.