The Gospel According to Matthew



Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew From the New American Bible

Pages courtesy of Prof. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, CA
  • The Gospel according to Matthew
  • Five Major Discourses of Jesus
  • Literary Features & Theological Emphases
  • The Matthean Passion & Resurrection Narratives

    Pages courtesy of Henry Wansbrough, OSB, Oxford University Faculty of Theology
  • Introduction to Matthew
  • Fingerprinting Matthew
  • Matthew's Passion Narrative
  • Matthew's Teaching on Eschatology
  • The Kingdom of God in Matthew
  • The New Israel: The Community of Matthew and the Community of Qumran

    Matthew From the NIV Bible: author, date and place of writing, recipients, purpose, structure, and outline

    The Sermon on the Mount, part II Podcast of presentation by Dennis Hamm, S.J., 2012

    The Sermon on the Mount Podcast of presentation by Dennis Hamm, S.J., 2012

    The Shape of the Sermon on the Mount By Fr Jack Mahoney in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, July 2011

    Jesus as Role Model in the Gospel of Matthew: Does the Matthean Jesus Practise What He Preaches? By David C. Sim in Australian EJournal of Theology, August 2010

    The Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven according to Matthew 13:10-17 By Marius Nel, University of Pretoria, in Neotestamentica, 2009

    The Friendship of Matthew and Paul: A Response to a Recent Trend in the Interpretation of Matthew's Gospel By Joel Willitts in HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 2009

    Matthew: A Saint for Today By Peter Edmonds SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, September 2009

    Grounds for Divorce in St Matthew By Jack Mahoney SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, August 2009

    God with Us By Jack Mahoney SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, August 2009

    Rendering unto Caesar? By Jack Mahoney SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, August 2009

    Saint Matthew Podcast of presentation by Dennis Hamm, S.J., 2009

    The Sermon on the Mount: Part Two: A Pastoral Reflection By John S McKinnon in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2009

    The Significance of Dreams and the Star in Matthew's Infancy Narrative By Francois Viljoen, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2008

    The Meaning of the Sermon on the Mount By Jack Mahoney SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, May 2008

    The Meaning of the Sermon on the Mount By Jack Mahoney SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, May 2008

    The Sermon on the Mount -- Part One: The Second Conversion By John S. McKinnon in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2008

    The Sermon on the Mount in the Life and Death of Tom Fox By Pearl Hoover in Quaker Theology, Winter 2007

    Fulfilment in Matthew By FP Viljoen in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2007

    Matthew, the Church and Anti-Semitism By FP Viljoen in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2007

    The Gospel of Matthew, John the Elder and the Papias Tradition: A Response to R H Gundry By David C. Sim, Australian Catholic University, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2007

    Matthew's Messianic Shepherd-king: In Search of "the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel" By Joel Willitts, North Park University, Chicago, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2007

    The Macrostructure of Matthew's Gospel: A New Proposal By Wim J.C. Weren in Biblica, 2006

    Jesus' Teaching on the Torah in the Sermon on the Mount By Francois P. Viljoen, University of the North West, in Neotestamenica, 2006

    The Messianic Banquet and the Eschatology of Matthew's Gospel By Daniel S. Steffen, Adjunct Professor of New Testament, Central American Theological Seminary, Guatemala, in The Global Journal of Classical Theology, 2006

    The Velum Scissum: Matthew's Exposition of the Death of Jesus Daniel M. Gurtner, University of St Andrews, Scotland, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2005

    The Gospel of Matthew: Reconfigured Torah By Richard B. Hays, The Divinity School, Duke University, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

    From Text to Intertext: Intertextuality As a Paradigm for Reading Matthew By Stefan Alkier, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

    Matthew's and Paul's Inclusive Tendencies: A Comparison By In-Cheol Shin and Andries G. van Aarde in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

    People Like Us: Minor Characters in Matthew's Passion By Mary E. Hinkle in Word & World, Winter 2005

    The Messianic Dimensions of Kingship in Deuteronomy 17:14-20 as Fulfilled by Jesus in Matthew By Robin Gallaher Branch, North-West University, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2004

    The Banyamulenge People: Their Angst, Honour and Shame in the Light of the Matthean Community S.L. Rukundwa in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2004

    A Reflection on Loss: In the Context of Matthew's Passion Narrative By Leslee Sniatynskyj in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2004

    Binding and Loosing: A Paradigm for Ethical Discernment from the Gospel of Matthew By Mark Allan Powell, Currents in Theology and Mission, 2003

    Matthew's Portrait of Jesus the Judge with Special Reference to Matthew 21-25 By Alistair I. Wilson, Highland Theological College, Dingwall, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2003

    Jesus and James: A Short Reconciliation of the Sermon on the Mount and the Epistle of James By Justin Kissel in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, July 2003

    Son of God in Roman Imperial Titles and Matthew By Robert L. Mowery in Biblica, 2002

    "Even the Dogs": Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew By Gene R Smillie, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 2002

    The Exception Phrases: Except Porneiva, Including Porneiva or Excluding Porneiva? (Matthew 5:32; 19:9) By Allen R. Guenther, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary,California, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2002

    Matthew's Anti-Paulinism: A Neglected Feature of Matthean Studies By David C. Sim, Australian Catholic University, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2002

    Matthew and Apocalypticism as the "Mother of Christian Theology": Ernst Kasemann Revisited By Andries van Aarde, Department of New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2002

    Matthew as Marginal Scribe in an Advanced Agrarian Society By D.C. Duling, Canisius College, Buffalo, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2002

    Matthew's Passion Narrative: The Abuse of Jesus By Michael Trainor in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2002

    Matthew's Passion Narrative—the Physical and Sexual Abuse of Jesus By Michael Trainor in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2002

    A Story that Subverts: Jesus' Resurrection in Matthew's Gospel By Michael Trainor in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2002

    Matthew's Christian-Jewish Mission By Brooke Pierce in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, Winter 2001

    The Journey of the Magi By Kathleen Coyle, S.S.C. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2001

    Jesus as Anointed and Healing Son of David in the Gospel of Matthew By Kim Paffenroth in Biblica, 1999

    Forgiveness in the Gospel of Matthew By Samuel Lamerson in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, August 1999

    Current Trends in Matthean Scholarship By Douglas R. A. Hare, Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    Law, Righteousness, and Discipleship in Matthew By Donald A. Hagner, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    Learning What Righteousness Means: Hosea 6:6 and the Ethic of Mercy in Matthew's Gospel By Mary Hinkle, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    Matthew as Pastor: The Presence of God By Mark Allan Powell, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    Mission and Ministry in Matthew By Arland J. Hultgren, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    The Gospel of Matthew and the Passion of Jesus: Theological and Pastoral Perspectives By Donald Senior, Catholic Theological Union, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    Tradition Makers/Tradition Shapers: Women of the Matthean Tradition By Elaine M. Wainwright, Brisbane College of Theology, Brisbane, Australia, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    Matthew's Gospel: A Community Effort By John Wijngaards in Scripture from Scratch, 1996

    The Sermon on the Mount By Rev. George Mastrantonis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 1996

    The Date of the Magdalen Papyrus of Matthew (P. Magd. Gr. 17 = P64): A Response To C.P. Thiede By Peter M. Head, Lecturer in New Testament, Oak Hill College, London, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1995

    Transformed on the Mountain Ritual Analysis and the Gospel of Matthew By K.C. Hanson, Semeia, 1994

    The Star of Bethlehem, A Comet in 5 BC and the Date of Christ's Birth By Colin J. Humphreys, Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, in Tyndale Bulletin, May 1992

    Torah, Jesus and discipleship in the Gospel of Matthew By Celia Deutsch in SIDIC Periodical, 1991

    Jesus and Women in Matthew By Jane Kopas, Theology Today, 1990

    The Text of the Matthean Divorce Passages: A Comment on the Appeal to Harmonization in Textual Decisions By Michael W. Holmes in Journal of Biblical Literature, Winter 1990

    The Gospel Of Matthew Book by William R. Cannon published in 1982. United Methodist Bishop William R. Cannon served as Professor of Church History and then Dean of Chandler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta

    The Structure of the Sermon on the Mount By Dale C. Allison, Jr.in Journal of Biblical Literature, September 1987

    The Structure of the Gospel of Matthew as Narrative By H. J. Bernard Combrink, Associate Professor, Department of New Testament, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1983

    Matthew on Christ and the Law By Brice L. Martin in Theological Studies, March 1983

    A Pastoral Experiment: The "Re'Reading" of the Gospel of St. Matthew in its Jewish Context By Louise-Marie Niesz in SIDIC Periodical, 1979

    The Sermon on the Mount: Its Wisdom Affinities and Their Relation to Its Structure By Gary A. Tuttle in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1977

    The Matthean Divorce Texts and Some New Palestinian Evidence By Joseph A. Fitzmyer in Theological Studies, June 1976

    The Resurrection Narratives in Matthew's Gospel By David Wenham, M.A., Ph.D., Secretary, the Theological Students' Fellowship, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1973

    The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 9 of A Historical Introduction to the New Testament by Robert M. Grant, 1963

    The Pater Noster as an Eschatological Prayer By Raymond E. Brown in Theological Studies, June 1961

    The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8 of An Introduction to the New Testament by Richard Heard, 1950

    Gospel of St. Matthew By Jacque Eugene Jacquier, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911

    The Birthplace of the Magi By Albert Barry, C SS. R. Scroll to page 175. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 31, From January to October, 1906

    Commentary on Matthew By Father of the Church Origen

    Homilies on Matthew By Father of the Church St. John Chrysostom

    Notes on Matthew Part of James Tabor 's "Jewish-Roman World of Jesus" web site

    The Gospel of Matthew By Barry D. Smith of Atlantic Baptist Unniversity

    Examples of Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation in Matthew Pages created and maintained by David Charnon

    Eye of the Needle By James Heinsch OFM

    How Honorable! How Shameful! A Cultural Analysis of Matthew's Makarisms and Reproaches By K.C. Hanson

    Matthew 1-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 1 Chapter 1 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 1:1-17 the genealogy of Jesus
    Matthew 1:18-24 how Jesus' birth came about

    On The Title Prefixed to Saint Matthew's Gospel From Cornelius a Lapide's Commentary on Saint Matthew

    The Origin of Jesus Christ: Matthew 1:1-25 By Herman C. Waetjen, D. Theol., professor emeritus of New Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California

    Genealogical Annotation in Genesis As Background for the Matthean Genealogy of Jesus By John Nolland, Vice-Principal and Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Trinity College, Bristol, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1996

    The Four Women in St. Matthew's Genealogy of Christ By Andrew Duff Heffern in Journal of Biblical Literature, 1912

    Joseph and the Birth of Isaac in Matthew 1 By Richard J. Erickson in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2000

    Jechoniah and His Brothers (Matthew 1:11) By John Nolland in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1997

    The Song of Moses and Divine Begetting in Matt 1,20 By Brandon D. Crowe in Biblica, 2009

    A Mishnaic Commentary on Matthew 1.19 By Daniel B. Wallace at Bible.org

    Matthew 2-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 2 Chapter 2 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 2:1-12 the visit of the Magi
    Matthew 2:13-18 the escape to Egypt, massacre of the innocents
    Matthew 2:19-23 the return Egypt to Nazareth

    The Star of Bethlehem Kenneth W. Collins discusses what happened with the wise men

    Mira Ceti and the Star of Bethlehem By Costantino Sigismondi in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, Winter 2002

    Frankincense and Myrrh By James Heinsch, OFM

    The Dynamics of Tradition Illustrated by the Magi By Merv Duffy SM in Australian EJournal of Theology, January 2010

    Matthew 3-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 3 Chapter 3 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 3:1-12 John the Baptist prepares the way
    Matthew 3:13-17 the baptism of Jesus

    Intertextual Echoes in the Matthean Baptismal Narrative By David B. Capes in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1999

    Matthew 4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 4 Chapter 4 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 4:1-11 the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness
    Matthew 4:12-17 Jesus begins this work in Galilee
    Matthew 4:18-25 the calling of the first disciples

    Matthew 5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 5 Chapter 5 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 5:1-12 Jesus' beatitudes
    Matthew 5:13-16 salt and light
    Matthew 5:17-19 the fulfillment of the law
    Matthew 5:20-26 teaching about anger
    Matthew 5:27-32 teaching about adultery and divorce
    Matthew 5:33-37 teaching about oaths
    Matthew 5:38-42 teaching about retaliation
    Matthew 5:43-48 love for enemies

    The Fourteen Triads of the Sermon on the Mount By Glen H. Stassen

    The Beatitudes according to Matthew -- From the Other Side By Gerald O'Mahony SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, August 2010

    The Visible Christ and the Invisible Trinity: Mt. 5:8 in Augustine's Trinitarian Theology of 400 By Michel René Barnes, Modern Theology, Summer 2003

    Evocative Allusions in Matthew: Matthew 5:5 As a Test Case By Robert L. Brawley, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2003

    Revisiting Justice in the First Four Beatitudes in Matthew (5:3-6) and the Story of the Canaanite Woman (Mt 15:21-28): A postcolonial reading By Lazare S. Rukundwa and Andries G. Van Aarde in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

    "Blessed Are the Poor in (Holy) Spirit"? (Matthew 5:3) By Robert H. Smith, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, California, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    Living the Beatitudes Today By Dr. David Yount, Villanova University, October 2004

    Garnishing with the "Greater Righteousness": The Disciple's Relationship to the Law (Matthew 5:17-20 By J. Daryl Charles in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2002

    Jesus' Prohibition of Anger (Mt 5:22): The Person/Sin Distinction from Augustine to Aquinas By William C. Mattison III in Theological Studies, December 2007

    Matthew 6-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 6 Chapter 6 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 6:1-18 teaching on almsgiving, prayer, and fasting
    Matthew 6:19-23 riches in heaven
    Matthew 6:24-34 God and possessions

    Forgive Us, As We Forgive (Matthew 6:12) By Arland J. Hultgren, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, Summer 1996

    Now You See It, Now You Don't: Ethical Reflections on a Textual Variant in Matthew Six By James H. Burtness, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1986

    A Contextualised Reading of Matthew 6:22-23: 'Your Eye Is the Lamp of Your Body' By Francois P. Viljoen in HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 2009

    "Like a Gleaming Flash": Matthew 6:22-23, Luke 11:34-36 and the Divine Sense in Origen By Robert J Hauck in Anglican Theological Review, Fall 2006

    The Sermon on the Mount: From the End of the Lord's Prayer Book by Henry James Coleridge, SJ, 1882

    Matthew 7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 7 Chapter 7 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 7:1-5 avoiding judgment
    Matthew 7:6-14 the power of prayer and the golden rule
    Matthew 7:15-20 a tree and its fruits
    Matthew 7:21-29 the true disciple of Jesus

    The Golden Rule By Kaufmann Kohler and Emil G. Hirsch in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

    Matthew 8-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 8 Chapter 8 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 8:1-4 Jesus heals a leper
    Matthew 8:5-17 Jesus heals Centurions servant and others
    Matthew 8:18-22 the would-be followers of Jesus
    Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus calms a storm at sea
    Matthew 8:28-34 Jesus heals two men with demons

    Matthew 9-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 9 Chapter 9 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 9:1-8 Jesus heals a paralyzed man
    Matthew 9:9-13 Jesus calls MatthewMatthew 9:14-17 the question abut fasting
    Matthew 9:18-26 official's daugher and woman with hemorrhage
    Matthew 9:27-31 Jesus heals two blind men
    Matthew 9:32-38 Jesus heals a mute person

    A Mishnaic Commentary on Matthew 9.23-24 By Daniel B. Wallace at Bible.org

    Matthew 10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 10 Chapter 10 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 10:1-7 Jesus calls twelve to be his apostles
    Matthew 10:7-15 the mission of the twelve
    Matthew 10:16-23 coming persecutions
    Matthew 10:24-33 courage under persecution
    Matthew 10:34-11:1 Jesus: a cause of division

    The Sparrow's Fall (Mt 10:29) By H.F. Stander, Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

    The Prohibition of Foreign Mission A Study of Mt 10:5-6 By P.A. Sampatkumar in Vidyajyoti (Journal of Theological Reflection), April 2001

    Theological Perspective and Matthew 10:23b By Charles H. Giblin in Theological Studies, December 1968

    Matthew 11-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 11 Chapter 11 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 11:2-15 the messengers from John the Baptist
    Matthew 11:16-19 parable of the pipers
    Matthew 11:20-24 lament for unrepentant cities
    Matthew 11:25-27 Jesus and his Father
    Matthew 11:28-30 rest for the weary

    Matthew 12-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 12 Chapter 12 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 12:1-8 Jesus the Lord of the Sabbath
    Matthew 12:9-14 Jesus cures man with paralyzed hand
    Matthew 12:14-21 God's Chosen Servant
    Matthew 12:22-30 Jesus and Beelzebul
    Matthew 12:31-32 the unforgiveable sin
    Matthew 12:33-37 good and bad fruit
    Matthew 12:38-42 sign of Jonah
    Matthew 12:43-45 the return of the evil spirit
    Matthew 12:46-50 the true family of Jesus

    Matthew 13-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 13 Chapter 13 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 13:1-9 parable of the sower and the seed
    Matthew 13:10-17 the purpose of the parables
    Matthew 13:18-23 explanation of the parable of the sower
    Matthew 13:24-30 parable of the weeds among the wheat
    Matthew 13:31-35 parable of the mustard seed and the leaven
    Matthew 13:35-43 Jesus explains the parable of the weeds
    Matthew 13:44-46 parable of the hidden treasure and the pearl
    Matthew 13:47-53 parable of the dragnet
    Matthew 13:54-58 Jesus is rejected at Nazareth

    Matthew 14-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 14 Chapter 14 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 14:1-12 John the Baptist beheaded
    Matthew 14:13-21 first miracles of the loaves
    Matthew 14:22-36 Jesus walks on the water

    Matthew 15-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 15 Chapter 15 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 15:1-20 the traditions of the Pharisees
    Matthew 15:21-28 a woman's faith
    Matthew 15:29-39 Jesus' second miracle of the loaves

    Revisiting Justice in the First Four Beatitudes in Matthew (5:3-6) and the Story of the Canaanite Woman (Mt 15:21-28): A postcolonial reading By Lazare S. Rukundwa and Andries G. Van Aarde in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

    Enemies of Israel: Ruth and the Canaanite Woman By Glenna S. Jackson, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2003

    Enemies of Israel: Ruth and the Canaanite Woman By Glenna S. Jackson in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2003

    A Gentile Woman's Story By Sharon H. Ringe in Feminist Interpretation of Scripture, Westminster Press. Philadelphia 1985

    Matthew 16-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 16 Chapter 16 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 16:1-4 interpreting signs from heaven
    Matthew 16:5-12 leaven of the Pharisees
    Matthew 16:13-23 Peter's declaration about Jesus
    Matthew 16:24-28 the cost of discipleship

    The Perfect Tense in Matthew 16:19 and Three Charismata By Paul Elbert in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1975

    Evidence That the Perfect Tense in John 20:23 and Matthew 16:19 Is Mistranslated By Julius R. Mantey in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1973

    The Gates of Hell (Matt. 16:18) By Francis A. Sullivan in Theological Studies, March 1949

    Matthew 17-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 17 Chapter 17 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus transfigured
    Matthew 17:10-13 the coming of Elijah
    Matthew 17:14-21 Jesus heals a boy with a demon
    Matthew 17:22-27 Jesus predicts his passion, paying temple tax

    Matthew 18-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 18 Chapter 18 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 18:1-14 avaiding scandal, parable of the lost sheep
    Matthew 18:15-20 brotherly correction
    Matthew 18:21-35 parable of the unforgiving servant

    Power and Forgiveness in Matthew 18 By Elaine J. Ramshaw, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    "Where Two or Three...": The Rabbinic Concept of Shekhinah and Matthew 18:20 By Joseph Sievers in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

    Matthew 19-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 19 Chapter 19 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 19:1-12 Jesus' teaching on marriage and celibacy
    Matthew 19:13-15 Jesus blesses the children
    Matthew 19:16-22 the rich young man
    Matthew 19:23-30 the danger of riches

    Imagining the Matthean eunuch community: Kyriarchy on the chopping block By Rick Talbott, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 2006

    Exegetical Study of Matthew 19:16-26 By Matthew Paul Earnhardt, Regent University, 2007

    Matthew 20-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 20 Chapter 20 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    The Parable of the Living Wage? By Jack Mahoney SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, August 2009

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 20:1-16 parable of the workers in the vineyard
    Matthew 20:17-28 ambition of James and John
    Matthew 20:29-34 Jesus heals two blind men

    Matthew 21-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 21 Chapter 21 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 21:1-17 Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem
    Matthew 21:18-22 lesson of barren fig tree and faith
    Matthew 21:23-27 the authority of Jesus is questioned
    Matthew 21:28-32 parable of the two sons
    Matthew 21:33-46 parable of the tenants

    The Use of Isaiah 5,1-7 in the Parable of the Tenants (Mark 12,1-12; Matthew 21,33-46) By W. J. C. Weren, Biblica, 1998

    The Two Asses of Zechariah 9:9 in Matthew 21 By David INSTONE-BREWER, Tyndale House, Cambridge, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2003

    Matthew 22-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 22 Chapter 22 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 22:1-14 parable of the wedding feast
    Matthew 22:15-22 question about paying taxes
    Matthew 22:23-33 the Sadducees and the resurrection
    Matthew 22:34-40 the greatest commandment of all
    Matthew 22:41-46 whose Son is the Christ?

    Wedding Banquet Parable of Jesus - Matthew 22:1-14: Commentary By Steve Wickham

    All Is Now Ready: An Exegesis of 'The Great Banquet' (Luke 14:15-24) and 'The Marriage Feast' (Matthew 22:1-14) By J. Lyle Story in American Theological Inquiry, 2009. Scroll down to page 67

    "Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen" (Matthew 22:14) By Herbert Musurillo in Theological Studies, December 1946

    Matthew 23-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 23 Chapter 23 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus' warning against Pharisaism
    Matthew 23:13-22 Jesus' woes upon the Pharisees
    Matthew 23:23-26 neglecting weightier matters of the law
    Matthew 23:27-36 white-washed tombs
    Matthew 23:37-39 Jesus' lament over Jerusalem

    Matthew 23:2-4: Does Jesus Recognize the Authority of the Pharisees and Does He Endorse Their Halakhah? By By Noel S Rabbinowitz, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, September 2003

    The Messiah as the Tutor: The Meaning of kathemetes in Matthew 23:10 By Bruce W. Winter, Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge, in Tyndale Bulletin, November 1991

    The Woes Against the Scribes and Pharisees By Mary Kelly in SIDIC Periodical, 1977

    Matthew 24-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 24 Chapter 24 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 24:1-14 endurance in time of tribulation

    Matthew 24:15-35 the coming of the Son of Man
    Matthew 24:36-51 the need for watchfulness

    The Dissection of the Wicked Servant in Matthew 24:51 By David C. Sim, Australian Catholic University, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2002

    He That Cometh in Mark 1:7 and Matt 24:30 By Gordon D. Kirchhevel in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1994

    A Note on Matthew 24:10-12 By David Wenham, Research Fellow, Tyndale House, Cambridge, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1980

    Matthew 25-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 25 Chapter 25 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 25:1-13 parable of the ten bridesmaids
    Matthew 25:14-30 parable of the talents
    Matthew 25:31-46 final judgment: the sheep and the goats

    Identifying the Talents: Contextual Clues for the Interpretation of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) Ben Chenoweth, SIL, St. Petersburg, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2005

    "You Gave Me to Eat" (Mt 25: 35): Personal Perspective for a Catholic Reflection on Agricultural Biotechnology By Siphiwe F. Mkhize, PhD, Head of the Office of Agriculture at the Embassy of South Africa in the United States of America, April 2004

    Christ's Self-Identity with 'the least of mine' (Matthew 25:40,45) according to Augustine of Hippo: Is this the humility of God? By Raymond Canning in Australian EJournal of Theology, January 2010

    The "Parable" of the Sheep and the Goats: A Challenge to Christian Ethics By John R. Donahue in Theological Studies, March 1986

    Matthew 26-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 26 Chapter 26 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 26:1-14 Jesus anointed at Bethany
    Matthew 26:14-25 Judas agrees to betray Jesus
    Matthew 26:26-29 the Lord's Supper
    Matthew 26:30-35 Jesus predicts Peter's denial
    Matthew 26:36-46 the agony in the garden
    Matthew 26:47-56 Jesus arrested
    Matthew 26:57-68 Jesus before the Sanhedrin
    Matthew 26:69-75 Peter disowns Jesus

    The Gathering Storm Commentary on Matthew 26:1-16 by Donald Senior, C.P.

    The Kairos Commentary on Matthew 26:17-35 by Donald Senior, C.P.

    Gethsemane Commentary on Matthew 26:36-56 by Donald Senior, C.P.

    Jesus on Trial By Donald Senior, C.P. Commentary on Matthew 26:57-27:10

    The Unnamed Woman at Bethany By Ronald F. Thiemann, Theology Today, July 1987

    A Mishnaic Commentary on Matthew 26.29 and 39 By Daniel B. Wallace, Th.M., Ph.D.

    The Last Supper in Matthew By Clay Ham in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2000

    Matthew 27-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 27:1-10 Judes hangs himself
    Matthew 27:11-31 Jesus before Pilate and his scourging
    Matthew 27:32-44
    the crucifixion
    Matthew 27:45-56 the death of Jesus
    Matthew 27:57-66 the burial of Jesus

    Catena Aurea Matthew 27 Chapter 27 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    The Messiah is Condemned By Donald Senior, C.P. Commentary on Matthew 27:11-31

    The Dawn of a New Age By Donald Senior, C.P. Commentary on Matthew 27:32-66

    Matthew 28-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea Matthew 28 Chapter 28 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    Matthew 28:1-8 the women at the tomb
    Matthew 28:8-15 tale of the guards anc chief priests
    Matthew 28:16-20 the great commission

    Matthew, Paul and the Origin and Nature of the Gentile Mission: The Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20 As an Anti-Pauline Tradition By David C. Sim, Australian Catholic University, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2008

    Reading Matthew 28:16-20 with Others: How it deconstructs our Western concept of mission By Daniel Patte, Vanderbilt University, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2006

    Matthew 28:16-20 By the Anglican consultation in Bangalore, 2003



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