Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Publication Details

This article was originally published as:

McIver, R. K. (1999). Twentieth-century approaches to the Matthean community. Andrews University Seminary Studies, 37(1), 23-28.

ISSN: 0003-2980

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Abstract

While extended research into the Matthean Community is a relatively recent phenomenon in NT scholarship, most twentieth-century scholars working on the Gospel of Matthew have had either an explicit or implicit understanding of the Matthean Community against which they interpret the Gospel. This might be characterized as their understanding of the historical matrix out of which the Gospel arose, and their interest in this matrix grows out of the importance attached to reading the Gospel against its historical background. This article will examine the various ways this historical matrix has been understood.

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