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THE FIRST BOOK OF THE LAW CALLED

MATTHEW

 

Overview:

This record of the life of Jesus (cf. 1:1) is widely perceived as having been written to a largely Jewish audience, since it focuses on what Jesus had to say, presenting him as the rightful Messiah entitled to sit on David's throne. This work is organized around five major discourses (chapters 5-7, 10, 13, 18, and 23-25) and may be studied in three parts:

(1) An Introduction to the Ministry of Jesus (1:1-4:16),
(2) The Development of the Ministry of Jesus (4:17-16:20), and
(3) The Cul
mination of the Ministry of Jesus (16:21-28:20).

Iconographic Representation:

Early Christian tradition identified the four Gospels with icons based on the four faces of angelic creatures described in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation (cf. Ezekiel 1:10; 10:14; Rev. 4:7ff; 21:13ff) and also reflecting the encampment of ancient Israel in the wilderness. Matthew's Gospel has been symbolized as a lion, representing the camp of Judah standing east of the Tabernacle that serves as an expression of the character of the Messiah's royalty by presenting Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Authorship:

Traditionally attributed to Matthew, a descendent of Levi who also served for a time as a tax collector for local Roman authorities. In that capacity, Matthew would have been skilled in the art of tachygraphy , an ancient Greco-Roman system of shorthand that could have enabled him to record the public discourses of Jesus in substantially a word-for-word format.

Composition Date:

Many conservative scholars date this work to sometime after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD, even though evidence exists that this work—along with the rest of the New Testament—was actually completed antecedent to that date. Once school of textual criticism suggests that Matthew was the first writer to have composed his Gospel, originally recoding its contents in Hebrew or Aramaic, with copies of it translated or transcribed at a later time into Greek for dissemination to the larger Christian community.

Messianic Theme:

The Gospel for Jews—What did the Messiah Say?

 

Introduction to the book of Matthew taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.0., Build 2014.01.13.
Copyright © 1996-2014 by the ISV Foundation. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY.

 



 

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21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28
O.T. | GEN | EXO | LEV | NUM | DEU | JOS | JDG | RUT | 1SA | 2SA | 1KI | 2KI | 1CH | 2CH | EZR | NEH | EST | JOB | PSA | PRO | ECC
SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
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