Observing on the Gospel of Matthew
This Gospel with precisely placed first as introductory PB and "the Messiah, the son of the living God" (Matthew 16: 16). Although the author's name is not mentioned in the Bible, the nas testimony all the church fathers who first (since c. 130 ad) stated that the Gospel was written by Matthew, one of the disciples of Jesus.
If the Gospel of mark was written to the Romans and the Gospel of Luke for Theophilus and all non-Jewish believers the Gospel of Matthew was written to Jewish believers. The Jewish background of this Gospel seems in many ways, including
1. (1) dependency on the revelation, promises, and the prophecy old testament to prove that Jesus was the Messiah who has long anticipated;
2. (2) the terms of tracing a lineage from Abraham to Jesus (Matt. 1: 1-17);
3. (3) repeated his statement that Jesus was the "son of David" (Matt. 1: 1; Matt. 9: 27; Mat 12: 23; Mat 15: 22; Mat 20: 30-31; Mat 21: 9.15; Mat 22: 41-45);
4. (4) the use of the term Jewish like the typical "Kingdom of heaven" (had the same meaning with the "Kingdom of God") as an expression of respect for the Jews so often take the name of God directly and
5. (5) instructions to the various Jewish custom without giving any explanation (in contrast to the Gospels).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Gospel is not solely for Jews. As the mandate of Jesus, the Gospel of Matthew in fact addressed to the whole Church, as well as carefully stated scope of universal Gospel (IE. Matt. 2: 1-12; Matt. 8: 11-12; Mat 13: 38; Mat 21: 43; Matt. 28: 18-20).
Date and place of the Gospel is uncertain. However, there are strong reasons to assume that Matthew wrote, before year of 70 when in Palestine or Antiokia in Syria. Some Bible scholars believe that the Gospel is the first Gospel written, while other experts hold that the Gospel was written first is the Gospel of mark.
a. the events associated with the birth of Jesus, the Messiah (1: 1-2: 23).
b. Jesus was baptized and tempted; the beginning of his work in Galilee (3: 1-4: 25).
c. Ethical Kingdom of God taught by Jesus through the commandments and illustrated (5: 1-7: 29).
d. Jesus reveals his power over nature, Satan and disease (8: 1-9: 34).
e. Jesus sent the disciples to preach the Gospel (9: 35-10: 42).
f. Jesus praised John Baptist full invitations of mercy towards those who are heavy laden, a statement that He was Lord of the Sabbath, the reason that she could not possibly Beelzebub; an explanation of the properties to be members of his ' family ' new-(11: 1-12: 50).
g. Jesus gives seven parables about the Kingdom of Heaven (13: 1-52).
h. Jesus rejected by society are of one mind in Nazareth; John the Baptist is killed (13: 14: 53-12).
i. other Miracles demonstrated by Jesus; Peter Admits He was the one Christ. Then Jesus may be glorified in the presence of three of his disciples and foretold his death and resurrection (14: 13-17: 27).
j. Jesus taught his disciples,...