What Was Mark for Matthew?

An Examination of Matthew's Relationship & Attitude to his Primary Source
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No 344


By J. Andrew Doole
March 2013
Mohr Siebeck
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ISBN: 9783161525360                             
237 pages
$137.50 Paper Original

Mark's Gospel is evident in Christian circles overnight become a great success that influenced two later evangelists and it inspired to write their own account of Jesus' life. Matthew gives us the first clue to the reception of Mark's Gospel, and thus offers the best possible approximation of how Mark was understood by first-century Christians. What does Matthew's revision of Mark's Gospel about his relationship and attitude to this important Christian text? J. Andrew Doole examines Matthew's sources from which these compiled his own story of Jesus. Doole establishes that Matthew did not want to correct the Gospel of Mark, but its traditions rather conventionally handed to reaffirm its leading role in the growing Christian movement.


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