6 Intro to Matthew

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1 6.  Introduction of the  Gospel of Matthew “More than any other book of the New Testament, the Gospel of Matthew has defined the shape and contours of Christianity. With its inclusion of the Sermon on the Mount and its development of a church separate from Judaism, the author of the Gospel of Matthew paved the way for the first’s Gospel’s eventual dominance in church history.” (Holzapfel, Huntsman, and Wayment, Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament , 62) Rembrandt, “The Evangelist Matthew Inspired by an Angel”
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2 Matthew the Evangelist Unlike Mark, Matthew was one of Jesus’ 12 apostles Also called Levi (tribal designation?) A Publican Friends or Foes? Likely using Mark as source, Matthew composed his gospel probably between 70-80 A.D. Matthew is writing to a Jewish audience Thus a major purpose will be to show Jesus as the Messiah !
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3 1)  A Jewish Gospel Because Matthew is writing to Jews, his gospel takes on certain unique
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