The Gospel According to Matthew (Introduction)

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Introduction to Matthew: It is appropriate that Matthew is placed first in the New Testament because it is the most Jewish of the gospels and forms a natural bridge from the Old Testament.  Matthew’s gospel contains more quotes and allusions to the Old Testament than any other New Testament book.  A Jew himself, Matthew’s purpose…

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Dates of the Synoptic Gospels

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Luke’s Gospel: There is strong internal evidence that Luke had written and was distributing copies of his gospel prior to 56 a.d.  This is the approximate date Paul wrote 2 Corinthians from Macedonia during his third missionary journey.  In it Paul wrote that Titus, who had just returned from Corinth with comforting news to the apostle…

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The Synoptic Gospels and Their Literary Relationship

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The Synoptic Gospels:  Matthew, Mark and Luke are referred to as the Synoptic Gospels because of the similarities in the chronicle of Christ’s life and ministry they present.  However, in addition to their similarities each also has its unique differences so that the question arises about their literary relationship:  Was there some common source of…

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