The Gospel of Matthew is the first canonical gospel of the New Testament. It is believed to be written somewhere between the period of 70-100 CE. Most scholars agree that the gospel of Matthew was written in either Galilee or near Syria, with the original language most likely being Aramaic and/or Greek. Like the other canonical gospels, the gospel of Matthew is a biography of Jesus. Matthew presents Jesus as the fulfillment of the Messiah and scripture. Many commentaries written about the gospel of Matthew agree that the sources for the gospel would have included the gospel of Mark, the Q source, as well as oral tradition. The original audience of Matthew’s gospel would have been Jewish-Christians who viewed Jesus as “hope for Judaism”. The anonymous author of Matthew, who most likely w...
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