Apocalyptic Eschatology in the Gospel of Matthew (Society by David C. Sim

By David C. Sim

This research reconstructs the apocalyptic eschatology in Matthew's Gospel so we may possibly comprehend his time and matters. Sociological research of apocalypticism in Judaism and early Christianity exhibits that one of these international view is followed via a minority team in a time of significant predicament. Matthew's specified and sometimes vengeful imaginative and prescient has to be set opposed to his community's clash with Judaism, Gentiles and the bigger Christian stream and his acute have to improve his community's experience of id and out of pastoral problem.

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127-38. See the comprehensive discussion of Matthew's provenance by Meier, 'Antioch', pp. 18-26. 16 Introduction presumes a conscious decision on the part of the evangelist which in turn indicates the subjects of importance to him. This principle, though perhaps exaggerated at the expense of others in past studies (see below), still remains a crucial tool of the Matthean redaction critic. Closely related to the first category is the second which takes into account Matthew's creation of material to supplement or complement his sources.

2 and Sturm, 'Defining the Word "Apocalyptic"', p. 17 are happy to retain the twofold nominal use of the word 'apocalyptic'. The same point is made by Davies, 'Social World', p. 252. Characteristics of apocalyptic eschatology 25 was always the result of apocalypticism. In more recent studies, this assumption of a necessary relationship has been raised almost to the status of an accepted fact. This can be evidenced by citing the words of one of the acknowledged authorities in this field, J. J. ' 6 What Collins says here must be clearly understood.

127-38. See the comprehensive discussion of Matthew's provenance by Meier, 'Antioch', pp. 18-26. 16 Introduction presumes a conscious decision on the part of the evangelist which in turn indicates the subjects of importance to him. This principle, though perhaps exaggerated at the expense of others in past studies (see below), still remains a crucial tool of the Matthean redaction critic. Closely related to the first category is the second which takes into account Matthew's creation of material to supplement or complement his sources.

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