"Gospel of Matthew" Essays and Research Papers

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  • The Gospel of Matthew

    The Gospel of Matthew Introduction In the second century A.D.‚ the Gospel of Matthew was placed at the very beginning of the New Testament. It was believed to be the first Gospel written‚ though we now know that the Gospel of Mark dates earlier. Because it is the Gospel most intensely concerned with issues related to Judaism‚ it provides an appropriate transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament in the Christian Bible. Matthew became the most important of all Gospel texts for first-

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  • Purpose of Gospel of Matthew

    A ’gospel’ 
The written gospels have always been of the greatest significance to the Christian church‚ because they form the principal source of knowledge of the life of the Lord Jesus. The word ’gospel’ means good news and the use of the term for a written report about Jesus goes back to the first- or second-generation Christians. It does not so much indicate a literary genre but characterises the contents of the book: good news about Jesus Christ. The gospel describes the good news of how God

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  • Gospel According to Matthew

    Many have attempted to derive a purely "social gospel" from the Gospel According to Matthew‚ that is‚ an account of the ethical teachings of Jesus that is stripped of all references to the divinity of Jesus Christ‚ or to a final judgement. It is not only coherent to derive a social ethic from the Gospel‚ but also is imperative in order to mitigate the differences among religions which have caused followers to believe in their own absolute truth and to judge others as misguided. At the same time

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  • Comparing Matthews Gospel And John's Gospels

    referred to as Synoptic Gospels; this is because they contain many of the same stories‚ often in similar wording and sequence. John however is much different; the details‚ wording‚ and events highlighted by John are unique. In the following paper a comparison between Matthew’s Gospel and John’s Gospel will be found. To begin‚ the Gospel of Matthew’s primary purpose is to present the life of Jesus. Matthew wrote his Gospel to preserve what he knew about Jesus’ life as a man. This Gospel highlights all of

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  • Who Wrote the Gospel of Matthew?

    near-universal position of scholarship that the Gospel of Matthew is dependent upon the Gospel of Mark. This position is accepted whether one subscribes to the dominant Two-Source Hypothesis or instead prefers the Farrer-Goulder hypothesis. It is also the consensus position that the evangelist was not the apostle Matthew. Such an idea is based on the second century statements of Papias and Irenaeus. As quoted by Eusebius in Hist. Eccl. 3.39‚ Papias states: "Matthew put together the oracles [of the Lord]

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  • “Compare and Contrast the Portrait of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of John.”

    Throughout the four Gospels of Matthew‚ Mark‚ Luke and John‚ it is apparent that there are similarities as well as differences when it comes to portraying the life and times of Jesus the Christ‚ the general descriptions of who Jesus was‚ and the sayings and deeds of Jesus during his short stay on this earth. Scripture scholars highlight that each Gospel writer viewed Jesus from a different perspective. “The Church has always and everywhere maintained‚ and continues to maintain‚ the apostolic origin

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  • The Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke And John

    The Gospels are our most important resource in a study of Christianity. Christians obtain most of their knowledge and understanding of Jesus from the Gospels. These are the heart of all scripture because the gospels contain the life ad teachings of Jesus. There are four gospels‚ and which serves a significance to our faith. The four Gospels include Matthew‚ Mark‚ Luke and John. The Gospel of Matthew Matthew’s Gospel is important because he helps convert Jews by teaching about Christ. This reveals

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  • The Similarities Between The Gospels Of Luke And Matthew

    Throughout the Gospels of Luke and Matthew‚ there have been many kinds of Parables taught. Parables are brief‚ short stories told by Jesus to explain a simple moral or life lesson. His followers were determined to take these lessons to heart for the rest of their lives. Although there were many differences between the Gospels of Luke and Matthew‚ they did have a few similarities about Jesus. For example‚ Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem; he was also considered to be a son of David. All in all‚

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  • Parable Comparision Between the Gospels Matthew and Mark

    opposition from the Pharisees and Sadducees sects of Judaism‚ Jesus used the following parable to shake the established doctrines of cleanliness of kosher foods and how to maintain a clean soul. This parable is shared by both the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 15:12-21 Mark 7:17-23 From both versions of the parable‚ the word “defile” is the most prominent aspect of the parable. It is a strong word that means “to make dirty or foul” and Jesus uses this word in many ways

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  • Bosch Comparison of Gospel of Matthew and Luke-Acts

    Gospel of Matthew: Discipleship Model The gospel of Matthew’s overarching theme can be summarized in the Great Commission‚ Matthew 28:16-20. It is for the Jewish Christian Community that Matthew writes his gospel. His goal is to assist with the development of a missionary culture that will match the challenges of his community and he uses his gospel as a vehicle to accomplish his goal. (Bosch: 59) Matthew‚ through his gospel‚ suggests that the differences between the Pharisaic Jews and the

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