The Books of the New Testament
The Book of Matthew
Brief Summary. Jesus of Nazareth is indeed
the long awaited Messiah King of he Jews as foretold by the ancient Jewish
prophets. He came to reveal how to enter the "Kingdom of Heaven."
Evangelium Secundum Mattheum
Maththaion, According to Matthew
Author: Matthew the
Antioch in Syria
Written to: Jews in
Syria or Israel
Classification: Gospel Account
Jesus the Messiah as King
Jesus the King (Cherubim
(Veil Color: Purple).
The Book of Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah,
the fulfillment of
Old Testament prophecy.
The genealogy of Jesus is traced through Joseph from the royal line of David.
Jesus is the King of the Jews.
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Matthew. "We have before us the Gospel according to St. Matthew. The penman
was by birth a Jew, by calling a publican, till Christ commanded his attendance,
and then he left the receipt of custom, to follow him, and was one of those that
accompanied him all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out, beginning from
the baptism of John unto the day that he was taken up, Acts 1:21,22. He was
therefore a competent witness of what he has here recorded. He is said to have
written this history about eight years after Christ's ascension. Many of the
ancients say that he wrote it in the Hebrew or Syriac language; but the
tradition is sufficiently disproved by Dr. Whitby. Doubtless, it was written in
Greek, as the other parts of the New Testament were; not in that language which
was peculiar to the Jews, whose church and state were near a period, but in that
which was common to the world, and in which the knowledge of Christ would be
most effectually transmitted to the nations of the earth; yet it is probable
that there might be an edition of it in Hebrew, published by St. Matthew
himself, at the same time that he wrote it in Greek; the former for the Jews,
the latter for the Gentiles, when he left Judea, to preach among the Gentiles.
Let us bless God that we have it, and have it in a language we understand." -
Matthew Henry (Read
Outline of the Book of Matthew (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
The King Comes and His Kingdom is Rejected - Matthew 1-12
The Rejection of the King's Teaching and Ministry - Matthew 13-25
The King's Trial and Crucifixion - Matthew 26-27
The King's Victory and Resurrection - Matthew 28
The King's Commissioning of His Apostles - Matthew 28
Questions for further study.
Who was Matthew? How did he die?
What was a Publican or Tax Collector in Judea? in the Roman Empire?
When was Matthew's Gospel written? Where was it written?
In what language was Matthew originally written?
What early testimony do we have that Matthew wrote his Gospel account in Hebrew?
With what theme did Matthew write his Gospel?
Does Matthew reveal an acquaintance with Jewish customs?
Outline of the Life of Jesus in Harmony
of First Century Israel
Topographical Map of First Century Israel
Map of the Ministry of Jesus
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the Roman Empire