Matthew's Christology Matthew’s Christology is one that emphasises to a Jewish audience the Jewishness of Jesus. It will be the purpose of this paper to argue that the raison d’etre of Matthew’s Christology is to portray Jesus as entirely compatible if not with the Judaism of his day then with ancient Judaic tradition, namely the Old Testament. Whilst there are numerous titles given to Jesus that are exclusive/predominant within the Matthean account, such as that of Son of God, it is the writer’s
contemporary scholarship, however, that the infancy gospels of Matthew and Luke present to their readers, different themes, conflicting information and two very different accounts of the significant birth and early life of Jesus. It is therefore important, to view the gospels of Matthew and Luke as separate sacred stories, rather than a historical recount of events. The story of Jesus’ birth in Matthew begins with tracing his genealogy as Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of Abraham and of David (Matthew
the historical Jesus unfolds in a series of successive quests, which all set out to understand who Jesus was. The First Quest came about between 1778-1906 which establish the difference between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. It was believed that Christianity contradicted historical reality and sought a new freedom of humanity. Through criticism of these questers, Jesus looked more like them, instead of the first-century Jew. Some of the first questers stated that Jesus taught on the
Introduction: Jesus came to the earth thousands of years ago to save mankind. During his time on earth he taught many people and performed different types of miracles. From the miracles and teachings of Jesus, those around him, specifically the apostles, viewed him in various ways. Closely analyzing the gospels, one can see the different portraits of Jesus presented by each apostle, such as, the promised Messiah, a miracle worker with mighty power, the Savoir of all, and the divine Son of God.
of the most important followers of Jesus, Mark seems to emphasize Jesus' spiritual career unlike the broad, more in-depth pursuit of Jesus' life that Matthew embellishes on. As both Jesus' student and friend, Peter is the one disciple most commonly referred to in the stories. Yet the two passages seem to draw different pictures of Jesus' distinguished disciple. In Matthew, Peter seems to play a larger role in Jesus' teachings and seems more significant to Jesus throughout the book. In Mark, he
The image captures at the Last Supper the moment after Jesus tells his twelve apostles that one of them will betray him. (Da Vinci, 1495-98) Leonardo completed his notorious painting in a lunchroom in the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Britannica, “Leonardo da Vinci”) I chose this painting for various reasons. I just completed a course at Lewis University called the Message of Jesus. The last supper, documented in all four of the Gospels in the New Testament, was discussed heavily. I wanted
Fiction has enormous power. It can inspire those who read it to acts of great courage. Or it can incite them to destructive hatred. There are countless examples of the power of narrative. Jesus often told parables -- pithy, fable-like stories -- to illustrate his teaching. According to St. Matthew's Gospel, when Jesus told the "Parable of the Vineyard" the chief priests and Pharisees "perceived he was speaking of them" and "sought to lay hands of him" (21.45-46). Apparently the religious leaders understood