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Fall 1995

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McIver, R. K. (1995). The Sabbath in the Gospel of Matthew: A paradigm for understanding the law in Matthew? Andrews University Seminary Studies, 33(2), 231-243.


The problem of the Matthean understanding of law has proved resistant to resolution, despite a mini-deluge of scholarly output on the subject. In contrast to the widely divergent approaches to the general issue of law in Matthew, however, there is a strong majority opinion that the Gospel was written amongst a Sabbath-observant community.' Despite the occasional contrary voice,2 it is probably fair to describe this majority opinion as a consensus


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