Gospel Accounts of Who Had the Loaves.
While the feeding of the 5,000 is in all four gospels, the gospels share different details about the event. For instance, Mathew, Mark and Luke state that the disciples had the bread and loaves:
Matthew 14:17: "They said to him, 'We only have five loaves here and two fish."
Mark 6:38: "And he said to them, 'How many loaves have you? Go and see.' And when they had found out, they said, "Five and two fish.'"
Luke 9:13: "But he said to them, 'You give them something to eat." They said, 'We have no more than five loaves and two fish - unless we are to go and buy food for the people.'"
Notice that in each of the above accounts, only the disciples are mentioned. John, however, shares this:
John 6:8 - "One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, 'There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?'"
Why does John include the "lad" while the other gospels leave him out?