Abraham And Mark In Matthew's The Gospel Of Matthew

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The Gospel of Matthew was written by Matthew, who was also called Levi. Matthew was a tax collector that gave up everything he owned to become one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. Matthew because of his background of being a tax collector was able to write down events in a more orderly and factual way. This book was written to the Jews in the period of what is estimated to be between A.D. 55-65. Matthew’s intent was to reach out to the Jews and prove to them, that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah that the Jewish prophets of the Old Testament had foretold of. More than any of the other Gospels, Matthew points back to the Old Testament to show the fulfillment of the prophesies of the Jewish prophets through Jesus Christ. Matthew shows in detail, the genealogy of Jesus, dating back forty-one generations. Matthew’s writings highlight Jesus’s lineage, which comes from two of the most important figures in the Bible, Abraham, and David.

The Gospel of Mark does not name an author so to speak, nor was he one of the disciples, but Mark was an interpreter for the Apostle Peter which is where most scholars believe Mark got his
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Jesus’ ministry was public so many people saw what he did and what he was about. The Gospel of Luke really highlights Jesus’ compassion towards the “outcast” of Israel, and forgiveness towards those who did not deserve it. I love that the Gospel of Luke shows that Jesus did not care about money or the “class” of people, but that he just cared for people for who they were, it was kind of his focus in his ministry. It is reassuring to know that when Jesus was physically on earth, it was a class-conscious society, like the world now so the Gospel of Luke is very insightful and inspiring in that aspect. Luke also talks about the discipleship Jesus taught, His death on the cross, and His
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