MATTHEW: Gospel for a Teaching Church

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The Gospel readings for 2014 will come mainly from the Gospel According to Matthew. This Gospel was composed around 90 CE, probably in Antioch in Syria, a city heavily Jewish and mainly Greek-speaking. The Gospel incorporated two older sources, the Gospel of Mark and the document Q, and added its own local lore. “Matthew” put into good flowing Greek the accepted teaching of that second-generation church just as it had finally separated from its roots in the Jewish synagogue.

Jay Wilcoxen