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Jesus as the Davidic Messiah in Matthew (Part 2 of 2)

Following up from part 1. Am I missing any major piece of the puzzle here that wouldn’t require a lot of explanation?

  1. Jesus’ Davidic Exorcistic and Healing Powers. Jesus’ exorcisms and healings seem especially tied to his role as the Davidide. The blind healed by him address him specifically as “son of David” (cf. Matt 9:27; 20:31). Likewise, accounts of his exorcisms are linked with his role as the…  [Continue Reading]

Jesus as the Davidic Messiah in Matthew (Part 1 of 2)

Entry into Jerusalem

I am currently working up an article on the imagery of the “keys of the kingdom of heaven” in Matthew 16:18. As part of the article I’m discussing the Davidic Christology of Matthew. I’m trying to be as thorough as possible. I’m going to post the first five illustrations here and then follow-up with five more.

  1. “The Son of David” (Matt 1:1). Matthew begins his Gospel by connecting Jesus’ role as…  [Continue Reading]


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