Gospel of Matthew - BS7103
This course offers a detailed study of the Gospel of Matthew with its unique emphasis on the Jewishness of Jesus and his earliest followers. Using critical historical methodology the course will focus on Matthew’s unique perspective within the canonical gospel traditions. The course will examine issues such as the Synoptic Problem and Q, Matthew’s contribution to developing infancy christologies of the first and second centuries CE, and Matthew’s particular apocalyptic perspective. Special attention will be given to historical analysis and contextual readings of Matthew in relation to other Jewish texts of the Second Temple period.