By Wim J. C. Weren
Those reports in Matthew’s Gospel via Wim J.C. Weren are the results of scholarly paintings conducted utilizing fresh tools in Biblical exegesis corresponding to structural research, textual content semantics and intertextuality. half One offers a brand new suggestion concerning the macrostructure of Matthew’s Gospel and discusses meanings of textual devices from this Gospel at the foundation of synchronic learn. partially , intertextual theories are defined and sensible instruments are built that permit us to spot numerous different types of family among texts from Matthew’s Gospel and co-generic or co-thematic textual devices from the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint and early Jewish and early Christian writings. half 3 solutions the query to what volume the ways that the disciples are portrayed in Matthew is said to ‘real’ teams within the Matthean groups. the 3 successive steps are intentionally selected and are in a complementary courting to one another.
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The summaries in 4:23 and 9:35 characterize in a few strokes of the pen the activities of Jesus in Galilee during a long period of time. 21 In 11:25, we come across the time adjunct ἐν ἐκείνῳ τῷ καιρῷ, that is then repeated twice (12:1 and 14:1). This formula indicates that the time has come when Jesus confronts those around him with the necessity to make decisive choices. In Jerusalem, Jesus debates with various adversaries for a whole day in the temple (see 21:18: “in 20 21 Gerd Häfner, “ ‘Jene Tage’ (Mt 3,1) und die Umfang des matthäischen ‘Prologs’,” BZ 37 (1993): 51, challenges the idea that there is a deep caesura between 2:23 and 3:1 and he considers the “in those days” used in 3:1 to be a “Verknüpfung von für den Evangelisten zeitlich zusammengehörenden Ereignissen”.
45 and 16:4). 30–31). ) up the mountain” (= “in the desert”, cf. 15:33). 22–34; 15:39; 16:5); c) there are two retrospections at the end of 16:1–12: 16:9 refers back to the feeding of the five thousand in 14:13–21, and 16:10 to the feeding of the four thousand in 15:29–39. The sequence thus defined has a concentric structure. Its heart is the Parable Sermon (C), which is surrounded by two short scenes (B: 12:46–50; B’: 13:53–58), that have in common that Jesus’ mother and his brothers and sisters are mentioned.
With this double function in mind, I refer to them as hinge texts. In the following subsections, I will indicate 28 Warren Carter, “Kernels and Narrative Blocks: The Structure of Matthew’s Gospel,” CBQ 54 (1992): 463–481. , Matthew: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996), 159–175. 31 The Macrostructure of Matthew ’ s Gospel which passages fulfil this double function and examine the scope of the narrative blocks that precede and follow these hinge texts. 4 Matt 4:12–17 and 26:1–16 as Hinge Texts Within the Book as a Whole Partly on the basis of the above, I will gradually develop a new outlook on the macrostructure of Matthew.
Studies in Matthew's Gospel: Literary Design, Intertextuality, and Social Setting by Wim J. C. Weren