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What does Matthew call his work?

A book.

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What does Mark call his work?

A gospel.

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What does Luke call his work?

An orderly account.

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97 - What is the Q source?

Historical critical methods (which says Mark was written first) solution of the synoptic problem, the Four Document Hypothesis says that where Matthew and Luke do not parallel Mark, there is a second source of this information - Q source. 

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98 - What does Matthew do more than any other Gospel?

Connect Jesus to his Jewish roots and to the prophecies of the OT.

 

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What does the first Gospel anticipate?

The Gentile mission in the visit of the magi and the

great commission of Jesus.

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99 - Who is the Gospel of Matthew addressed to?

Followers of the Jewish background who were well grounded in the OT.

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How does the Gospel of Matthew end?

Matthew 28

The Great Commission

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority iin heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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100 - What was of central concern in the Second Temple period?

Observance of the Torah.

 

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What does Torah mean?

First five books of Moses.

Hebrew word for instruction or revelation.

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In the Second Temple Period, who were the Jews expecting?

A royal figure in the line of David, who would deliver them from the bondage to the Romans.

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101 - How does Matthew demonstrate Jesus is the Messiah?

 By offering a genealogy.

Three groups of 14 (last block is actually 13).

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102 - How many women were part of the Messianic line?

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3 were Gentiles and one was married to a Gentile.

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What is Matthew concern in the genealogy?

Theology not chronology.

A new creation.

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102 - In the birth narrative, what is most important to Matthew?

Showing that Jesus is the Messiah and He is the Son of God "with us."

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103 - Where is John the Baptist baptizing?

In the wilderness of Judea, a narrow strip of desolate land between the Judean hills and the Dead Sea.

 

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What is repentance?

A reversal of mind.

It bears fruit.

It does not bring in the kingdom rather it is our response to the coming of the kingdom.

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What is a mikveh?

A pool for ritual washings in the Second Temple period.

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103 - In the baptism of Jesus what does Matthew focus on?

The signs that attend the baptism.

Heaven opened, the dove descending and resting, the voice from heaven.

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104 - Where is Jesus ministry located?

In Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

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What phrase for heaven does Matthew prefer?

Kingdom of heaven

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Who were Matthew's readers?

Jewish Christians.

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106 - When are the disciples first called apostles in Matthew?

In Matthew 10 when they are sent to only Israel and warned away from Gentiles and Samaritans.

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107 - What does Matthew not tell us about the mission of the disciples to Israel?

The actual mission or its results.

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107 - When do the Pharisees plot to kill Jesus?

After He heals on the Sabbath (12:14).

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When does Matthew introduce parables?

At the point of rising conflict.

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108 - What are the parables to Matthew?

Conflict discourse.

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What does Matthew connect the death of John the Baptist to?

The withdrawal of Jesus (14:13)

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What was a significant issue in the Second Temple Period?

Ritual purity.

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What does only Matthew narrate in the story of Jesus walking on the sea?

Peter's failed attempt and Jesus words to Peter, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"

31

When does Peter correctly identify Christ?

When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi.

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What is Matthew's constant conern?

Identifying Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God.

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Who is Jesus execution at the hands of?

The religious leaders from His own people, as a result of a clash with the religioius elites.

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How does Matthew use the transfiguration as a literary tool?

To tie together the whole Gospel. It looks backward and forward.

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What is the mark of those who enter the kingdom of heaven?

Humility

36

How much is a denarius? A talent?

A denarius is a days wage. A talent is a lifetime earning.

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What marks the messianic kingdom?

Service and sacrifice.

38

Where do two blind men appear to Jesus? What title do they use for Jesus?

Outside of Jerusalem.

"Son of David."

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How do the crowds identify Jesus as He enters Jerusalem?

As "the prophet."

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After cleansing the temple where does Jesus go?

To Bethany for the evening.

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What image would have been on the coin during the debate of paying taxes?

Tiberius Caesar. 

42

What is the difference between sheep and goats?

Goats do the right thing, sheep follow.

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Who is the high priest leading to plot Jesus death?

Caiaphas

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115 - Where is Jesus anointed?

Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he 

reclined at  table.

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116 - What seals Jesus fate?

His response to Caiaphas.

And the high priest stood up and said, “Have you noanswer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” 63 ButJesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you bythe living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus saidto him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds ofheaven.” 65 Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has utteredblasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard hisblasphemy.

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Who are Jesus chief opponants?

Chief priests and elders.

The crowd also assumes responsibility.

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How does Matthew refer to Jesus throughout?

Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God

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Who does the centurion identify Jesus as after witnessing His death?

Son of God

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117 - What are the two sending scenes after Jesus resurrection?

Angel sends the two Mary's to tell the apostles.

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to whichJesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him,but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority inheaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and makedisciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and ofthe Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I havecommanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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117- What are Matthew's two Christological titles?

Messiah and Son of God

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Who are Matthew's readers?

Those with Jewish background awaiting the Messiah.

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118 - Matthew moves from what to what in his narrative?

From the particular of Israel to the universal of all nations.

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118 - What is the genealogy in Matthew?

Messianic 

 

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118 - What is the chief contribution of the first gospel?

Christology

55

How many times does Jesus refer to Himself as the "Son of man?"

80 times.

Matthew - 32

Mark - 14

Luke - 26

John - 10

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What is the starting point in Matthew of moving from particularity of Judaism to the universality of the Gentile world?

The Sermon on the Mount.

57

What is the perfection God seeks?

Love of enemies.

58

What does "your kingdom come" imply?

The fullness of God's reign awaits the end.

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What do the parables speak of?

The surprising nature of the reign of God and a more concrete manifestation of the teaching of Jesus about the coming kingdom.