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Studies in Matthew’s Gospel: Literary Design, Intertextuality, and Social Setting
Weren, Wim J.C.

Leiden: Brill, 2014 pp. x + 345. €126.00

Series Information
Biblical Interpretation Series, 130


Description: These Studies in Matthew’s Gospel by Wim J.C. Weren are the result of scholarly work carried out using recent methods in Biblical exegesis such as structural analysis, text semantics and intertextuality. Part One presents a new proposal regarding the macrostructure of Matthew’s Gospel and discusses meanings of textual units from this Gospel on the basis of synchronic research. In Part Two, intertextual theories are described and practical tools are developed that enable us to identify various types of relations between texts from Matthew’s Gospel and co-generic or co-thematic textual units from the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint and early Jewish and early Christian writings. Part Three answers the question to what extent the ways in which the disciples are portrayed in Matthew is related to ‘real’ groups in the Matthean communities. The three successive steps are deliberately chosen and are in a complementary relationship to each other.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

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Review by Brian C. Dennert
Published 9/14/2015
Citation: Brian C. Dennert, review of Wim J. C. Weren, Studies in Matthew’s Gospel: Literary Design, Intertextuality, and Social Setting, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by David Kaden
Published 5/4/2017
Citation: David Kaden, review of Wim J. C. Weren, Studies in Matthew’s Gospel: Literary Design, Intertextuality, and Social Setting, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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