Gospel of Matthew

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Unformatted text preview: Harris quotation “Matthew and Mark—even John—(are) written by anonymous writers who write within 60 years of Jesus’ death. All of them write with passion and conviction for the purpose of instilling faith in Jesus and strengthening their churches. We don’t know who they are—but their writings have stood the test of time and are being read by us still— imparting faith in Jesus and strengthening the church.” Matthew—Background Authorship and Date Author— traditional view=Matthew the tax collector (Papias quotation); Papias— “Matthew compiled the sayings in the Aramaic language and everyone translated them as well as he could.” Eusebius, HE, 3, 39. 16. Matthew--Background Consensus view=author unknown; perhaps a Christian “scribe”— 13:52—And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Matthew—Background Date, after Temple’s destruction between 80-90 C.E. 21:41—They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.” The miserable death refers either to the final judgment or to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. 22:7—The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.” This seems to refer to the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in 70 C.E. Matthew—Background 24:15-16—”So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in holy place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains; Sources—Mark, “Q” and “M” Matthew—audience Location—probably Antioch, urban...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2008 for the course REL 102 taught by Professor Love,d during the Fall '08 term at Pepperdine.

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