NT314 Book Study: The Gospel of Matthew in Its Jewish Context

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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.

Introductory Matters

Introducing the Speaker

Introducing the Speaker

1m
Introducing Matthew

Introducing Matthew

2m
Authorship and Dating

Authorship and Dating

7m
Dating: Manuscript Evidence

Dating: Manuscript Evidence

7m
Examining Fragments of Matthew

Examining Fragments of Matthew

4m
Matthew’s Emphases

Matthew’s Emphases

7m
Incipit (Matt 1:1–17)

Incipit (Matt 1:1–17)

6m
Outline of Matthew

Outline of Matthew

6m
Using Logos Notes to Highlight the Structure of Matthew

Using Logos Notes to Highlight the Structure of Matthew

3m
Five Discourses: Contents

Five Discourses: Contents

7m

Messiah’s Coming (Matt 1–2)

Comparing Gospel Accounts with the Parallel Gospel Reader

Comparing Gospel Accounts with the Parallel Gospel Reader

3m
Themes: Jesus-Moses Typology

Themes: Jesus-Moses Typology

6m
Themes: Fulfillment through Genealogy

Themes: Fulfillment through Genealogy

8m
Fulfillment Formulas in the Infancy Narrative

Fulfillment Formulas in the Infancy Narrative

5m
Fulfillment Formula 1

Fulfillment Formula 1

8m
Fulfillment Formula 2

Fulfillment Formula 2

5m
Fulfillment Formula 3

Fulfillment Formula 3

9m

Messiah’s Preparation and Program of Ministry (Matt 3–7)

Fulfillment Formulas 4 and 5

Fulfillment Formulas 4 and 5

8m
John Baptizes Jesus (Matt 3)

John Baptizes Jesus (Matt 3)

7m
The Devil Tempts Jesus (Matt 4:1–11)

The Devil Tempts Jesus (Matt 4:1–11)

8m
Examining the Speeches of Satan

Examining the Speeches of Satan

3m
Jesus Begins His Ministry (Matt 4:12–24)

Jesus Begins His Ministry (Matt 4:12–24)

10m
Sermon on the Mount: Beatitudes (Matt 5:1–11)

Sermon on the Mount: Beatitudes (Matt 5:1–11)

7m
Sermon on the Mount: Law (Matt 5:17–20)

Sermon on the Mount: Law (Matt 5:17–20)

7m
Sermon on the Mount: Antithesis 1 (Matt 5:21–26)

Sermon on the Mount: Antithesis 1 (Matt 5:21–26)

4m
Sermon on the Mount: Antithesis 2 (Matt 5:27–32)

Sermon on the Mount: Antithesis 2 (Matt 5:27–32)

11m
Researching Divorce in Ancient Literature with Cultural Concepts

Researching Divorce in Ancient Literature with Cultural Concepts

4m
Sermon on the Mount: Antitheses 3 and 4 (Matt 5:33–42)

Sermon on the Mount: Antitheses 3 and 4 (Matt 5:33–42)

5m
Sermon on the Mount: Antithesis 5 (Matt 5:43–48)

Sermon on the Mount: Antithesis 5 (Matt 5:43–48)

8m
Sermon on the Mount: Almsgiving (Matt 6:1–4)

Sermon on the Mount: Almsgiving (Matt 6:1–4)

6m
Sermon on the Mount: Prayer (Matt 6:5–15)

Sermon on the Mount: Prayer (Matt 6:5–15)

9m
Sermon on the Mount: Fasting (Matt 6:16–18)

Sermon on the Mount: Fasting (Matt 6:16–18)

7m
Sermon on the Mount: Treasures and the Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 6:19–34)

Sermon on the Mount: Treasures and the Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 6:19–34)

8m
Sermon on the Mount: Hypocritical Judgment (Matt 7:1–5)

Sermon on the Mount: Hypocritical Judgment (Matt 7:1–5)

6m
Sermon on the Mount: Pearls before Pigs and Asking, Seeking, and Knocking (Matt 7:6–11)

Sermon on the Mount: Pearls before Pigs and Asking, Seeking, and Knocking (Matt 7:6–11)

6m
Sermon on the Mount: Golden Rule and the Narrow Gate (Matt 7:12–14)

Sermon on the Mount: Golden Rule and the Narrow Gate (Matt 7:12–14)

8m
Searching the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Searching the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

4m
Sermon on the Mount: False Prophets and Their Fruit (Matt 7:15–23)

Sermon on the Mount: False Prophets and Their Fruit (Matt 7:15–23)

8m
Finding References to Fruitbearing Trees in the Words of Jesus

Finding References to Fruitbearing Trees in the Words of Jesus

4m
Sermon on the Mount: Wise and Foolish Builders (Matt 7:24–27)

Sermon on the Mount: Wise and Foolish Builders (Matt 7:24–27)

8m
Sermon on the Mount and Fulfilling Righteousness (Matt 3:15)

Sermon on the Mount and Fulfilling Righteousness (Matt 3:15)

18m

Messiah’s Authority Established (Matt 8–10)

Searching the Dead Sea Scrolls for “Righteousness”

Searching the Dead Sea Scrolls for “Righteousness”

4m
Cleansing the Leper (Matt 8:1–4)

Cleansing the Leper (Matt 8:1–4)

5m
Healing the Servant (Matt 8:5–13)

Healing the Servant (Matt 8:5–13)

9m
Letting the Dead Bury the Dead (Matt 8:18–22)

Letting the Dead Bury the Dead (Matt 8:18–22)

5m
Stilling the Storm (Matt 8:23–27)

Stilling the Storm (Matt 8:23–27)

8m
Healing the Demoniacs (Matt 8:28–34)

Healing the Demoniacs (Matt 8:28–34)

6m
Son of Man Claiming Authority on Earth (Matt 9:1–8)

Son of Man Claiming Authority on Earth (Matt 9:1–8)

4m
Physicians, Fasting, and Fresh Wineskins (Matt 9:9–17)

Physicians, Fasting, and Fresh Wineskins (Matt 9:9–17)

6m
Calling and Sending the Disciples: Introduction (Matt 10)

Calling and Sending the Disciples: Introduction (Matt 10)

4m
Finding What Jesus Says about the Gentiles

Finding What Jesus Says about the Gentiles

4m
Calling and Sending the Disciples: Freely Give and Jesus as “Cynic”? (Matt 10:5–15)

Calling and Sending the Disciples: Freely Give and Jesus as “Cynic”? (Matt 10:5–15)

12m
Calling and Sending the Disciples: Fear Not (Matt 10:16–23)

Calling and Sending the Disciples: Fear Not (Matt 10:16–23)

6m

Messiah’s Kingdom and Its Coming (Matt 11–13)

Calling and Sending the Disciples: Fear Not (Matt 10:24–42)

Calling and Sending the Disciples: Fear Not (Matt 10:24–42)

7m
John’s Question about Jesus (Matt 11:1–6)

John’s Question about Jesus (Matt 11:1–6)

6m
Qumran and the Messiah (4Q521)

Qumran and the Messiah (4Q521)

7m
Rejecting John and Jesus (Matt 11:7–24)

Rejecting John and Jesus (Matt 11:7–24)

6m
My Yoke Is Easy (Matt 11:25–30)

My Yoke Is Easy (Matt 11:25–30)

8m
Lord of the Sabbath and God’s Chosen Servant (Matt 12:1–21)

Lord of the Sabbath and God’s Chosen Servant (Matt 12:1–21)

9m
Son of David and the Sign of Jonah (Matt 12:22–42)

Son of David and the Sign of Jonah (Matt 12:22–42)

12m
Tagging Beelzebul as a Reference to Satan

Tagging Beelzebul as a Reference to Satan

3m
Kingdom Parables: Survey (Matt 13)

Kingdom Parables: Survey (Matt 13)

5m
Kingdom Parables: Wheat and Weeds (Matt 13:24–30, 36–43)

Kingdom Parables: Wheat and Weeds (Matt 13:24–30, 36–43)

7m
Finding All the Parables in the Bible

Finding All the Parables in the Bible

3m

Life in the New Community (Matt 14–18)

Kingdom Parables: Have You Understood? (Matt 13:51–58)

Kingdom Parables: Have You Understood? (Matt 13:51–58)

8m
Walking on Water (Matt 14:22–33)

Walking on Water (Matt 14:22–33)

5m
Tradition of Man versus Law of God (Matt 15:1–20)

Tradition of Man versus Law of God (Matt 15:1–20)

5m
Faith of the Canaanite Woman (Matt 15:21–28)

Faith of the Canaanite Woman (Matt 15:21–28)

6m
Peter’s Confession (Matt 16:13–20)

Peter’s Confession (Matt 16:13–20)

6m
Jesus’ First Prediction of His Death (Matt 16:21–28)

Jesus’ First Prediction of His Death (Matt 16:21–28)

11m
Jesus’ Transfiguration (Matt 17:1–13)

Jesus’ Transfiguration (Matt 17:1–13)

6m
Paying the Temple Tax (Matt 17:24–27)

Paying the Temple Tax (Matt 17:24–27)

4m

Consummation of the Age (Matt 19–25)

Community Regulations (Matt 18)

Community Regulations (Matt 18)

7m
Rich Young Man (Matt 19:16–26)

Rich Young Man (Matt 19:16–26)

7m
Judging the Twelve Tribes of Israel (Matt 19:27–30)

Judging the Twelve Tribes of Israel (Matt 19:27–30)

5m
Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matt 20:1–16)

Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matt 20:1–16)

6m
Jesus’ Second Prediction of His Death (Matt 20:17–28)

Jesus’ Second Prediction of His Death (Matt 20:17–28)

5m
Son of David Healing the Blind Men (Matt 20:29–34)

Son of David Healing the Blind Men (Matt 20:29–34)

4m
Consummation of the Age: Overview (Matt 21–25)

Consummation of the Age: Overview (Matt 21–25)

9m
Triumphal Entry (Matt 21:1–11)

Triumphal Entry (Matt 21:1–11)

8m
My House (Matt 21:12–17)

My House (Matt 21:12–17)

6m
Cursing the Fig Tree (Matt 21:18–27)

Cursing the Fig Tree (Matt 21:18–27)

5m
Parable of the Two Sons (Matt 21:28–32)

Parable of the Two Sons (Matt 21:28–32)

4m
Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matt 21:33–46)

Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matt 21:33–46)

10m
Finding Different Interpretations of Isaiah 5 in Ancient Literature

Finding Different Interpretations of Isaiah 5 in Ancient Literature

5m
Criticism of Religious Leaders (Matt 23)

Criticism of Religious Leaders (Matt 23)

7m
Eschatological Discourse: Mount of Olives Declaration (Matt 24:1–26:5)

Eschatological Discourse: Mount of Olives Declaration (Matt 24:1–26:5)

6m
Eschatological Discourse: Parables (Matt 24:45–25:13)

Eschatological Discourse: Parables (Matt 24:45–25:13)

6m

Messiah’s Humiliation and Exaltation (Matt 26–28)

Eschatological Discourse: Parable of the Sheep and Goats (Matt 25:31–46)

Eschatological Discourse: Parable of the Sheep and Goats (Matt 25:31–46)

4m
Plotting and Anointing for Jesus’ Death (Matt 26:1–16)

Plotting and Anointing for Jesus’ Death (Matt 26:1–16)

5m
Last Supper: Words of Institution (Matt 26:26–29)

Last Supper: Words of Institution (Matt 26:26–29)

8m
Testimony of Jesus (Matt 26:47–68)

Testimony of Jesus (Matt 26:47–68)

9m
Jesus’ Trial before Pilate (Matt 27:11–26)

Jesus’ Trial before Pilate (Matt 27:11–26)

6m
Jesus’ Crucifixion and Burial (Matt 27:27–66)

Jesus’ Crucifixion and Burial (Matt 27:27–66)

6m
Resurrected Saints (Matt 27:52–53)

Resurrected Saints (Matt 27:52–53)

4m
Guard at the Tomb (Matt 27:62–66)

Guard at the Tomb (Matt 27:62–66)

5m
Resurrection: Women at the Tomb (Matt 28:1–10)

Resurrection: Women at the Tomb (Matt 28:1–10)

4m

Conclusion

Great Commission (Matt 28:18–20)

Great Commission (Matt 28:18–20)

4m
Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks

1m