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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 structu…

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Luz, Ulrich, “Matthew, Gospel of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_13724>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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