This course from distinguished New Testament professor Dr. Craig Evans discusses the original context in which Matthew wrote his Gospel, as well as his purpose for writing. Matthew wrote for those still connected to the synagogue, answering questions based upon their Jewish context. Dr. Evans takes you from the ancient context of Matthew’s Gospel to applications for today.
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Upon successful completion you should be able to:
- Identify Jewish elements in the gospel of Matthew
- Teach the book of Matthew according to themes found within the text
- Relate the questions of the first ethnically Jewish believers to questions asked by modern believers in any setting
- Introductory Matters
- The Preparation for Ministry
- The Sermon on the Mount
- The Authority of Jesus
- The Kingdom and Its Coming
- Life in the New Community
- The Consummation of the Age
- The End of the Age
- Humiliation and Exaltation of the Messiah
About the Instructor
Craig A. Evans is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has written extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era.
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