The Gospel of Matthew

King of the Jews

Yehoshua (Jesus)

Places

Born: Bethlehem

Currently: Antioch, Syria


Education/Occupation

PhD in The Kingdom of Heaven

Teacher at The Jewish Academy


"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind...You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" - me


The Annunciation to Jospeph (Mt 1:19-25)

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The Visit of the Magi (Mt 2:1-12)

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Authority of Jesus

  • Jesus represents a new Moses who has authority to enforce the New Law
  • Jesus’ identity is seen in the infancy narrative
  • Moses’ story begins with an infancy narrative about the slaughter of the innocents like Jesus’ story
  • Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5:1) Jesus is preaching the Beatitudes on a mountain and is again like Moses who received The 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai
  • Jesus says that he is here to fulfill the Jewish Law, not abolish it

Matthew's Audience

  • Matthew's audience included Jewish Christians
  • Because his audience was mainly Jewish, Matthew used the term Kingdom of Heaven since it was not reverent to use God's name
  • Also included Gentiles

Audience's FAQ

Who was Jesus to interpret the Law and to criticize their interpretation?

Jesus acted as the New Moses.


From where did Jesus get his authority?

Jesus received authority from God.


Where did the early church leaders get their authority?

Jesus gives them authority in his first commissioning of the Twelve.

Made by: Anna Durr, Katrina Alberto, Paulina Halley, and Alexa Ripa