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Doctor of Theology (ThD)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Genesis 12:1-3; Daniel 7:13-14; Genesis 18:17-19; Genesis 22:15-18; Genesis 26:2-5; Genesis 28:13-15; Genesis 49:8-12; Isaiah 11:1-16; Isaiah 49:1-13; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Isaiah 9:1-7; Matthew 1:1-17; Matthew 12:15-21; Matthew 13:31-32; Matthew 15:21-28; Matthew 18:15-20; Matthew 2:13-23; Matthew 2:2-12; Matthew 20:17-19; Matthew 20:20-28; Matthew 21:33-46; Matthew 24:1-8; Matthew 24:29-31; Matthew 26:28; Matthew 27:19; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 4:12-16; Matthew 4:23-25; Matthew 5:13-16; Matthew 5:43-47; Matthew 6:25-34; Matthew 6:7-8; Matthew 8:5-13; Micah 5:1-4a; Micah 5:2-5a; Psalm 18; Psalm 2; Psalm 22; Psalm 45; Psalm 72; Zechariah 9:9-10;
To obtain the proper understanding of Jesus' relation to the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew, the following objectives should be met: our study shall deal with (1) the Old Testament passages pertinent to our subject, (2) every Matthean passage which provides explicit or implicit information on our theme, (3) the salvation-historical significance of the text, and (4) the total context of the Gospel.
A form-critical approach with its presuppositions is not in order for our study since this approach fails to meet objectives three and four. A redaction-critical approach which has been the dominant discipline in recent Matthean scholarship fails to meet objectives one and two from a proper Biblical perspective. Literary-critical approach also fails to meet objectives one and three. Hence, critical methodologies with their presuppositions are judged to be unsuitable for our study.
Kim, Young Jin, "Jesus and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew: A Historical Study of the Redemption Motif" (1992). Doctor of Theology Dissertation. 114.
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