Alvin Young

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Bretscher

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 28:19; Matthew 18:20; Matthew 10:41-42; Matthew 21:9; Matthew 23:39; Matthew 18:5; Matthew 24:5; Genesis 2:11; 13; Genesis 2:18-23; Genesis 4:17; Genesis 3:20; Deuteronomy 25:19; Genesis 21:23; Genesis 29:13; Joshua 6:27; Joshua 56:5; Deuteronomy 26:19; Zephaniah 3:19f; Genesis 5:2; Genesis 5:29; Genesis 11:9; Genesis 27:36; Numbers 1:18; 20; Numbers 26:53; 55; Proverbs 22:1; Ecclesiastes 7:1; Genesis 11:4; Genesis 12:2; Jeremiah 32:20; Exodus 23:21; 2 Samuel 7:13; 1 Kings 3:2


This study is an inquiry into the use of ο̋νομα in the Gospel According to Matthew. It seeks to trace the background of the term ο̋νομα and show the theological heritage that it possesses. With this background in mind, ο̋νομα has been studied within Matthew with special concern for its use within prepositional phrases.

This study seeks to answer certain questions. For example: What is the background of ο̋νομα for its theological meaning? How does Matthew use the background material to suit his purposes and the meaning of his gospel? Does Matthew use ο̋νομα differently from the background sources? Is there special significance attached to ο̋νομα within prepositional phrases? These and other questions will be discussed in this paper.

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