Matthew: 4 Dreams of Joseph (+ l of Magi)
Angels Message to Joseph (1:20)
Marys already pregnant, and he knows hes not the dad so he was thinking of divorcing
her. The angel tells him not to divorce her. They then become husband
Herod Antipas thinks Jesus is John reborn.
THE GENRE GOSPEL
The Term Euangelion
1 Cor 15:3-5
he is taking a dramatic new step. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of
God. He is the first to apply the term gospel to a written work
THE GOSPEL OF LUKE
Volume One of a Two-Volume Work
His other work is Acts.
Luke 1:1-4 and Acts 1:1-5
It s clear he isnt the first to write and that he isnt an eye witness. He wants to
create an ordered account.
The author wasnt the first to write the g
The Ending of Mark and the Task of Textual Criticism
We dont have the original; we only have many copies. These copies differ. What was the
original reading, and what exactly did Mark write? Textual criticism tries to establish
what the text originally lo
The Composition Itself
probably already existed in written form. Mark is taking that over as one of his sources.
Two Cycles of Miracle Stories
two collections of miracle stories that are somewhat similar; these collections
The Synoptic Passion Narratives
Creation of concept of Holy Week
Palm Sunday, entrance into Jerusalem. Climaxes the next Sunday, Easter Sunday.
The most somber of the early Christian passion narratives
Jesus dies alone and rejected; no other disciple
Peter as Leading Disciple
important in Mark and increases with other gospels.
Luke (5:1-11; 22:31-32; Acts)
Fishing parable: focus on Peter; fishers of men said to Peter alone.
The Last Supper
in volume 1, Luke prepares us for leadershi
Matthews Treatment of Markan Themes
The Messianic Secret
he told the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the messiah. He retains the idea of
Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.
present geneology differently
Matthew traces lineage back to Abraham
Luke includes Abraham but doesnt stop there; goes back to Adam in primeval period; he
calls Adam the Son of God.
In Luke, at the baptism, the voice speaks from heaven say
Matthews Use of Mark
Takes over ca. 90% of Mark
16-28 chaptes; add at the beginning, middle and end.
At the Beginning: Infancy Narrative (1-2) (M)
mark ends without narration of reserructino of Jesus being narrated.
At the End: 2