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Matthew, Gospel of
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I. Structure. – II. Genre – III. Sources – IV. Origin and Transmission – V. Theological Basics

I. Structure

1. Overview

Today most scholars read Matthew as a narrative, not as a new Torah in five books or as a concentric composition organized around a particular midpoint. Following Kingsbury, most exegetes consider 16:21 (= Mark 8:31) the beginning of a new main division, so that the structure of M…

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Luz, Ulrich, “Matthew, Gospel of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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