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MATTHEW AND THE ANGEL- Rembrandt

English:  Matthew
Greek:  Μαθθαιος
Transliterated:  Maththaios
Other names:  The Gospel according to Matthew

 

whoWho

Wrote the book:  Matthew
Are the key people:  Yeshua, Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, Caiaphas, Mary Magdalene, Pilate, the disciples, the scribes, and the Pharisees
Is it written to:  The people of Israel

 

whatWhat

The birth and early life of Yeshua, the King of the Jews (Matthew 1:1-4:11)
The teaching and ministry of Yeshua, the King of the Jews (Matthew 4:12-25:46)
The execution and resurrection of Yeshua, the King of the Jews (Matthew 26:1-28:20)

 

whenWhen

Was it written:  c 60-65 CE
Did the events occur:  c 5 BCE - 33 CE
Was it canonized:  c 70-170 CE
(see the Timeline of the First Century)

 

whereWhere

Was it written:  unknown
Did the events occur:  Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Capernaum, Galilee, Judea

 

whyWhy

Matthew was written to inform us that: 
Yeshua is the King of Israel
Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel
The Kingdom of G-d is present and in the midst of us.
The King expects us to live in His Kingdom according to His standards.

 

whyIntroduction

The Greek Scriptures (often mislabeled "the new testament") begin with Matthew's account of "the gospel"...i.e. "the good news".  Written to a Jewish audience, Matthew alternates between historical accounts of the life of Messiah and His teachings.  Sometimes delivered in parables, Messiah's message is a call to repentance (Matthew 4:17) and a return to covenant relationship with G-d in obedience to His Law (Matthew 5:17-19).  While recognizing the authority of their position, Yeshua pronounces seven woes upon the religious leaders of His day because of their hypocrisy (Matthew 23).  The book concludes with Messiah's Great Commission to His disciples (28:18-20).

 

 

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וישׁלח (Vayishlach)

 

 

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Yom Rivi'i, 13 Kislev, 5779

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

 

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