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Matthew, Gospel according to,

1st book of the New Testament. Scholars conjecture that it was written for the church at Antioch toward the end of the 1st cent. Traditonally regarded as the earliest Gospel, it is now generally accepted that it postdates the Gospel of St. Mark and drew considerable material from it (see Synoptic GospelsSynoptic Gospels
[Gr. synopsis=view together], the first three Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), considered as a unit. They bear greater similarity to each other than any of them does to John, which differs from them also in purpose.
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). However, Matthew differs from the other Gospels in its narration of Jesus' birth, in the arrangement of the Sermon on the Mount, and in the length of the discourse on the end of the world. There are more allusions to the Old Testament in this Gospel than in the others; it was clearly written for Jewish Christians, the purpose being to prove that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. Much of the book is devoted to his teaching. The Gospel can be divided into five sections: the origins of Jesus the Messiah; the first two years of his ministry in Galilee; his third year of ministry, including his rejection by religious opponents and his journey and stay in Jerusalem; the passion and resurrection; the instruction to the disciples to evangelize. The traditional ascription of the Gospel to St. Matthew, which dates from the 2d cent., is questioned by most scholars. See J. D. Kingsbury, Matthew (1975); G. Stanton, ed., The Interpretation of Matthew (1983).
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What is curious, however, is the strict separation between the disciples and the crowd, especially in the gospel of Matthew (5:1, 23:1).
(8) Resonating with its historic image (a human being), the Gospel of Matthew features a teaching Jesus, a focus on discipleship, and the call to carry on Jesus' teaching ministry beyond the reach of the narrative (Matt 28:20).
Justin Martyr indicates in Dialogue with Trypho 48 that there were Christians even in his day who did not accept the pesher found in the Greek translation of the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, produced, as Jerome tells us (Lives of Illustrious Men 3), by an unknown translator: "For there are some of our race, my friends, who admit that he is the Anointed One, while holding him to be man of men ..." This view, held by Theodotion and Symmachus, was later anathematized.
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In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells his disciples to "teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20).
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By this measure, Professor Herbert Basser's The Mind Behind the Gospels is at first glance presented as another textfocused commentary on the first half of the Gospel of Matthew.
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Because this poem is based on a passage from the gospel of Matthew, however, we are also asked to reflect on how little humanity has changed in the last 2,000 years.
"Reflections on the Gospel of Matthew" is a guide for gaining a greater grasp and understanding of the scripture, primarily the gospel of Matthew.
"The Gospel of Matthew: Torah for the Church" discusses the Gospel of Matthew, which the author describes as the most profoundly Jewish book of the New Testament.
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