Description: This fresh look at the Gospel of Matthew highlights the unique contribution that Matthew's rich and multilayered portrait of Jesus makes to understanding the connection between the Old and New Testaments. Patrick Schreiner argues that Matthew obeyed the Great Commission by acting as scribe to his teacher Jesus in order to share Jesus's life and work with the world, thereby making disciples of future generations. The First Gospel presents Jesus's life as the fulfillment of the Old Testament story of Israel and shows how Jesus brings new life in the New Testament.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches
Review by Marc Groenbech-Dam
Citation: Marc Groenbech-Dam, review of Patrick Schreiner, Matthew, Disciple and Scribe: The First Gospel and Its Portrait of Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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