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Summary of Matthew - The KJV Bible Scriptures
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Matthew is book
number 40 of the Bible and number 1 of the New Testament. It
contains 28 chapters
Who was Matthew?
Matthew was one of the twelve
Apostles, who from
being a publican, that is, a taxgatherer, was called by
Jesus to the Apostleship: in that profession his name is
Levi. (Luke 5.27, and
The same day on
which Jesus called him he made a "great feast" (Luke
5:29), a farewell feast, to which he invited Jesus and
his disciples, and probably also many of old associates. He
was afterwards selected as one of the twelve (Luke
He was the first of
the Evangelists that wrote the Gospel in Hebrew, which
the Jews in Palestine spoke at that time. It was translated
in the time of the Apostles into Greek
What is a Gospel? A
Gospel is a book that describes the life and death of Jesus.
Gospels also explain how Jesus came back to life again.
He wrote the Book
of Matthew about about six years after the Lord's Ascension.
It is believed that
Matthew preached the gospel to the Hebrews for fifteen years
and then went to Ethiopia, south of the Caspian Sea, Persia,
Macedonia and Syria
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The ancestry and
the birth of Jesus and the escape of the family to Egypt
John the Baptist;
the baptism and temptation of Jesus by the Devil
Jesus in Galilee
The teachings and
parables of Jesus
The Sermon on the
The last week in
the life of Jesus including the last supper, his trial and
his death by
The resurrection of
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Heals the Sick
and the Pharisees
and the Centurion
Legion Bible Story
Daughter of Jairus
Feeding the Five Thousand
Prophecies of Jesus
Bible Story - Palm Sunday
Jesus and the Money Changers
Jesus at the Mount of Olives
Bible Story - The Crown of Thorns
Resurrection of Jesus
Additional Summary of the Book of Matthew - Easton's Bible Dictionary
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The author of this book
was beyond a doubt the Matthew, an apostle of our Lord, whose name
it bears. He wrote the Gospel of Christ according to his own plans
and aims, and from his own point of view, as did also the other
As to the time of its composition, there is little in the Gospel
itself to indicate. It was evidently written before the destruction
of Jerusalem ( Matthew 24 ), and some time after the events it
records. The probability is that it was written between the years
A.D. 60 and 65.
The cast of thought and the forms of expression employed by the
writer show that this Gospel was written for Jewish Christians of
Palestine. His great object is to prove that Jesus of Nazareth was
the promised Messiah, and that in him the ancient prophecies had
their fulfilment. The Gospel is full of allusions to those passages
of the Old Testament in which Christ is predicted and foreshadowed.
The one aim prevading the whole book is to show that Jesus is he "of
whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write." This Gospel
contains no fewer than sixty-five references to the Old Testament,
forty-three of these being direct verbal citations, thus greatly
outnumbering those found in the other Gospels. The main feature of
this Gospel may be expressed in the motto, "I am not come to
destroy, but to fulfil."
As to the language in which this Gospel was written there is much
controversy. Many hold, in accordance with old tradition, that it
was originally written in Hebrew (i.e., the Aramaic or Syro-Chaldee
dialect, then the vernacular of the inhabitants of Palestine), and
afterwards translated into Greek, either by Matthew himself or by
some person unknown. This theory, though earnestly maintained by
able critics, we cannot see any ground for adopting. From the first
this Gospel in Greek was received as of authority in the Church.
There is nothing in it to show that it is a translation. Though
Matthew wrote mainly for the Jews, yet they were everywhere familiar
with the Greek language. The same reasons which would have suggested
the necessity of a translation into Greek would have led the
evangelist to write in Greek at first. It is confessed that this
Gospel has never been found in any other form than that in which we
now possess it.
The leading characteristic of this Gospel is that it sets forth the
kingly glory of Christ, and shows him to be the true heir to David's
throne. It is the Gospel of the kingdom. Matthew uses the expression
"kingdom of heaven" (thirty-two times), while Luke uses the
expression "kingdom of God" (thirty-three times). Some Latinized
forms occur in this Gospel, as kodrantes ( Matthew 5:26 ), for the
Latin quadrans, and phragello ( 27:26 ), for the Latin flagello. It
must be remembered that Matthew was a tax-gatherer for the Roman
government, and hence in contact with those using the Latin
As to the relation of the Gospels to each other, we must maintain
that each writer of the synoptics (the first three) wrote
independently of the other two, Matthew being probably first in
point of time.
"Out of a total of 1071 verses, Matthew has 387 in common with Mark
and Luke, 130 with Mark, 184 with Luke; only 387 being peculiar to
itself." (See MARK; LUKE; GOSPELS .)
The book is fitly divided into these four parts:
Containing the genealogy, the birth, and the infancy of Jesus (1;
The discourses and actions of John the Baptist preparatory to
Christ's public ministry (3; 4:11 ).
The discourses and actions of Christ in Galilee ( (4:12-20:16). ).
The sufferings, death and resurrection of our Lord ( 20:17-28 ).
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