Matthews portrait of jesus as mark saw jesus as the

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MATTHEW’S PORTRAIT OF JESUSAs Mark saw Jesus as the hidden and suffering son of God, Matthew sees Jesus as the Son of David who fulfills Jewish hope. He fulfills prophecies throughout the Gospel especially in the first 2 chapters and in the death scene. Sometimes Matthew forces fulfillment of prophecy. See his use or misuse of Zechariah 9 in Mt.21 to describe Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem. Behold, your king is coming to you;
Page126Matthewnotes/Imperatorighteous and having salvation is he,humble and mounted on a donkey,on a colt, the foal of a donkey.(Zech.9:9)How many animals is Jesus riding? Matthew writes: They brought the donkey and the coltand put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them.”(Mt.21:7)Matthew also introduces 30 pieces of silver (Matt 26:15 and 27:9) in Judas’ betrayal whichthe other gospels do not have. Notice he attributes the fulfillment of prophecy to Jeremiah instead of to Zechariah 11:12-13And they weighed out as my wages thirty shekels of silver. 13 Then the LORDsaid to me, “Cast it into the treasury”—the lordly price at which I was paid off by them. So I took the thirty shekels of silver and cast them into the treasury in the house of the LORD. . This is the wrong prophet, but it is reference to a prophet nevertheless! Accuracy
Page126Matthewnotes/Imperatoyields to ideology? Remember the genealogy links David to Joseph!How comfortable was Matthew’s Jesus(alsoMk.12:35+) with association with David?Mt.22: While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus questioned them, 42 saying, "What is your opinion about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They replied, "David's." 43 He said to them, "How, then, does David, inspired by the Spirit, call him 'lord,' saying: 44 'The Lord said to my lord, "Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet"'? 45 28If David calls him 'lord,' how can he be his son?" 46 No one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dareto ask him any more questions. (cf. Ps.110)Why does Mt’s Jesus question the Davidic nature of the Messiah? Is it to emphasize the Divinity of Christ and/or perhaps he was challenging the status of David as there were things about David that were less than the messianic ideal? David may have been a traitor his own people and became a servant of the Philistine king or (1Sam. 29:8) or have appeared to have been a traitor( 1 Sam. 27) This history of disloyalty and his willingness to be violent at any cost may have given some pause before declaring him a hero. Numerous N.T. writers associate Jesus with David. (Mk. 10:47-48; Romans 1:3-4; Heb.1:5; infancy narratives of Mt. and Luke) Such widespread reference to David suggests to J. Meierthat Jesus himself may have embraced the idea. (Meier, J. “From Elijah Like Prophet to Davidic Messiah” cited in Allison Constructing Jesus p.280) Jesus is also one like Moses but greater, from
Page126Matthewnotes/Imperatothe parallels with the infant Moses and in giving the new interpretation of the law on theMountain. He is greater than Moses accordingto Matthew by the references to what was

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