Built Upon the Rock: Studies in the Gospel of Matthew

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Daniel M. Gurtner, John Nolland
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Feb 2, 2008 - Religion - 331 pages
This collection of essays from the 2005 Tyndale Fellowship conference covers topics pertinent to the entire first Gospel, including Matthew's sources, the role of Jerusalem, the problem of anti-Semitism, Matthew's portrayal of salvation history, and more. Reflections by seasoned veterans -- Donald Hagner, R. T. France, David Wenham, and others -- are featured, complemented by the contributions of a number of scholars lesser known to the English-speaking world. Together these essays provide a valuable entry in the field by an international team of evangelical scholars addressing critical questions in Matthean studies.Contributors: Armin D. Baum
Stephanie L. Black
Jeannine K. Brown
Roland Deines
Mervyn Eloff
R. T. France
Daniel M. Gurtner
Donald A. Hagner
James M. Hamilton Jr.
David Instone-Brewer
John Nolland
David Wenham

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Contents

A Rabbinic Analogy and Empirical Insights
1
A Linguistic Approach to Matthews Syntax
24
Law and Righteousness in the Gospel of Matthew An Ongoing Debate
53
A𝝿 Ewc and Salvation History in Matthews Gospel
85
Matthew and Jerusalem R T France
108
Christian Origins and the First Gospel
128
Matthew and AntiSemitism
154
The Church in Matthew
170
BalaamLaban as the Key to the Old Testament Quotations in Matthew 2
207
Typological Fulfillment in Matthew 11823
228
The Use of the Isaianic Hearing Motif in Matthew 1121620
248
Reflections on the Writing of a Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew
270
Bibliography
290
Index of Modern Authors
313
Index of Subjects
316
Index of Ancient Sources
318

Some Mainly Pauline Observations about the Sermon on the Mount
187

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About the author (2008)

John Nolland is academic dean and lecturer in New Testamentstudies at Trinity College, Bristol, England. An ordainedminister of the Church of England, he is also the author ofthe three-volume Word Biblical Commentary on the Gospel ofLuke.

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