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An orderly Jewish account Matthew
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Written mid 80s CE If Matthew uses Mark’s Gospel author writes after 70 n Place: Antioch (Syrian border with Turkey) An urban setting Outside of Palestine Large Roman city Date and Place
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Anonymous n “Devout, educated Christian” n Knows Jewish scriptures inside and out Jewish scholar or scribe? Synagogue leader? n Early church leaders associated author with Matthew the tax collector n Sources used Uses and expands Mark Uses a sayings source for Jesus’ teaching (hypothetical source “Q”) Author
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Urban Jewish-Christian community n More prosperous than Jesus’ disciples n Asking questions after destruction of the Jerusalem temple (text p. 108) “How is God present with us?” “What is the continuing value of Torah?” “How will God fulfill God’s promises to Israel if not all Jews have believed?” Community
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Doubling characters and events (x2) Two blind men (20:29–34) Two sayings on divorce (5:31–32; 19:9)
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course REL 1005 taught by Professor Burkett during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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