The Gospel of Matthew
Introduction to Matthew
Date of Writing: The Gospel of Matthew was approximately written and documented in AD 85.
Christology: Matthew depicts Jesus as the New Moses and Teacher of the New Law.
Animal Depiction: Matthew is seen as human or angel. Matthew is depicted as a man, which symbolizes the genealogy of Jesus' human origin with which the Gospel begins.
Theme: The theme is bringing a New Covenant, Jesus, to fulfill the Old Covenant.
Source: In Matthew's writing it uses the sources of Mark's Gospel, Q, and the M source which is Matthew's own independent source.
The Gospel writers are depicted as an animal and Matthew is seen as a human or angel.
This is an artist's interpretation of an image of Matthew, and how he would look like .
Majority of Matthew's audience are mostly a mix of Jewish Christians however there are a few Gentiles in his audience.
Who is Jesus to Matthew?
In the Passion, Matthew is the only one who states that Judas returns the money and then takes his own life. Also in Matthew's Passion he has guards guarding Jesus' tomb, to clear the disciples' name that they did not takes Jesus' body out of the tomb.
In Matthew's Gospel Jesus states this, "His blood be one us and on our children." This quote affected society and is still questioned today. However in reality this quote is used to show the conflicts of the Church, not to used against the Jewish community.
Matthew's Gospel is know as the Church's Gospel.
This Gospel comes first because it has the most Jewish writing.
Is the only Gospel that Jesus goes to Egypt.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matt 11:28)
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