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Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels: Volume 2: The Gospel of Matthew
Hatina, Thomas R., editor

New York: T & T Clark, 2008 pp. xii + 232. $130.00

Series Information
Library of New Testament Studies, 310


Description: The second title in a proposed five-volume work; volume two, following on from the volume on Mark's Gospel, concentrates on Matthew's Gospel. Contributors consider the function of embedded scripture texts in the context of the Gospels written and read/heard in their early Christian settings. The project is wide ranging, with essays on the function of scripture in the compositional history of the gospels and the collection is broad in scope as a result of current interest in the integration of methods (especially historical and narrative ones). Advancements over the last 20 years in the study of genre and narrative criticism have left a void in the study of the function of embedded biblical texts in the Gospels. This collection of essays will move the study of scripture within scripture forwards.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Literature

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Review by Daniel Gurtner
Published 8/22/2009
Citation: Daniel Gurtner, review of Thomas R. Hatina, ed., Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels: Volume 2: The Gospel of Matthew, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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