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Presenting a Paper for the Matthew Section at SBL

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 04.04.11 |Gospel, Matthew, SBL, Scripture

Sermon

I got word this week that the paper I proposed for the Matthew section at this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature was accepted. Here’s the abstract:

Jesus’ Teaching on the Law, Deuteronomic Concessions and Eschatological Righteousness: A Re-examination of the Teaching on Divorce and Remarriage in Matthew 5:31–32
In the Sermon on the Mount we find Matthew’s most explicit account…  [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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