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the synagogues.”(10:17) 3. As son of Abraham (who was father of many nations) Jesus is for all nations. 4. There are specific references to inclusion of gentiles: (Mt. 8:11) “And I say to you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.” In chapter 4 Jesus goes to Capharnaum to begin his public ministry and thereby to fulfill prophecy
Page126 Matthewnotes/Imperato of Jesus communicating with Gentiles in that crossroads region: “Galilee of the Gentiles.”(4:14-15 from Isaiah 9:1) This location and prophecy also suggest that his ministry is not confined to Jews. Matthew handles the Syrophonecian woman story with even greater sensitivity to gentiles than Mark: Mark 7:27-28 Matthew 15: 26-27 And he said to her, “Let the children first be fed, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 28 But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 26 And he answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Matthew takes out the hierarchical order of
Page126 Matthewnotes/Imperato feeding the children of Israel first then gentiles. He also eliminates the idea that the crumbs belong to the children. Matthew also has Jesus praising her faith. STRUCTURE [REL 110 students may skip this discussion of structure; this is for REL 325 and graduate students] 2-fold formula: (4:17) “From that time Jesus...” (16:21) “From that time...” 5-fold formula (at end of blocks of material added by Mt. to Mark ) : [I. sermon on mount(ch.5-7)] (7:28)“And when Jesus finished these sayings. . . [II. missionary instruction(ch.10)] (11:1) “And when Jesus had finished...” [III. parables (ch.13)] (13:53) “...and when Jesus had finished...” [IV. community instructions (ch.18)] (19:1) “...and when Jesus had finished...” [V. eschatological sermon (ch.23-25)] (26:1 ) “...and when Jesus had finished.” (REL110 students, you may jump ahead to infancy narrative) [I. Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5–7) [ Chart from Felix Just , - resources.org/Bible/Matthew-Discourses.htm ] [red=Mt.; Blue= Luke; Purple = Mt. +Lk. ; Gray=Mt.,Mk. And Lk.; Mk.= yellow; Matt & Mark red + yellow = orange)
Page126 Matthewnotes/Imperato Pericope Matthew Mark Luke Introduction to the Sermon 5:1-2 -- 6: 17-20 The Beatitudes 5:3-12 -- 6: 21-23 Salt of the Earth 5:13 9:50 14:34-35 Light of the World 5:14 -16 4:21 8:16 The Law and the Prophets 5:17-20 -- 16:16-17 1-On Murder and Wrath 5:21 -26 -- 12:57-59 2-On Adultery 5: 27 -30 9:43, 47-48 -- 3-On Divorce (dup. Mt 19:9) 5: 31 -32 10:11-12 16:18 4-On Oaths 5:33-37 -- -- 5-On Retaliation 5:38- 42 -- 6: 29-30 6-On Love of One's Enemies 5:43-48 -- 6: 27-28, 32-36 On Almsgiving 6:1-4 -- -- On Prayer 6:5-6 -- -- The Lord's Prayer 6:7 -15 [cf. 11:25] 11:1-4 On Fasting 6:16-18 -- -- Treasures on Earth / in Heaven 6:19-21 -- 12:33-34 The Eye as Lamp of the Body 6:22-23 -- 11:34-36 Not Serving Two Masters 6:24 -- 16:13 Not Worrying (Birds / Lilies) 6:25-34 -- 12:22-32 Not Judging 7:1-2 [4:24] 6: 37-38 Parable of Speck & Plank 7:3-5 -- 6: 37-42

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