Modern, westernised man likes to know when things happened and the order in which they happened. This was not the case in New Testament times, and it is not the case in many cultures of today’s world.
The author has taken Matthew’s Gospel as being the one which has events mainly in chronological order. With that in mind, and with the use of many valuable tables, he has tied what is said in the other three Gospels to Matthew. The result is a clear guide to then life of Christ which gives the student a very good idea of when things happened and the order in which their occurred.