Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

John Elliot

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Numbers 24:17; Matthew 3:16,17; Isaiah 11:2; Habakkuk 2:4,10-12; Leviticus 14:2,29; Leviticus 22:2; Leviticus 21:4; Malachi 4:2; Psalm 74:13;


My intention in undertaking this project is to thoroughly investigate the possibility of any connections between the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs and the Gospel according to Matthew. Since the milieu of the New Testament era has produced not only our Scriptures, but also a number of other documents which have influenced and were influenced by the Scriptures; and since the Testaments appear to be a Jewish document while Matthew’s Gospel is the more "Jewish" of the Gospels, there seems to be a good possibility that there is a relationship between the two documents which, we feel, might prove helpful in understanding the Matthean Gospel.

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