Gospel of Matthew
Jesus as the "New Moses"
Audience: Jewish Christians who are almost about to fall away from God
Date of writing: 85 AD
Christology: "New Moses;" low
Winged Animal: Winged Man; Angel
Stories and themes are only viewed in the Gospel of Matthew are the following: the death of Judas, the stationing of the guards outside Jesus' tomb, the Old Testament being mentioned 133 times, the Magi who follow the star, the flight into and return from Egypt, and the massacre of the infants.
A special characteristic of this gospel is that it is broken down into five parts. This element represents the five parts of the Torah, as Matthew is the most Jewish gospel.