Re: Ian's 160 wall (Jack)
- Jack wrote:
> I also do notWould you mind elaborating on this a bit? What changes occurred to create a
> believe the social, cultural and christological context
> and audience for GMatthew existed in 50.
context for Matt. and approximately when, do you think?
- Jon Peter wrote:
>I think the Matthean scribe was motivated to write his gospel by the
> Jack wrote:
> > I also do not
> > believe the social, cultural and christological context
> > and audience for GMatthew existed in 50.
> Would you mind elaborating on this a bit? What changes occurred to create a
> context for Matt. and approximately when, do you think?
institution of the Birkhat ha Minim around 85 CE. I think that, as
an Hellenistic Jew, he was observing increased participation in the
gentile movement and decreased participation by Jews. His gospel
was directed at the Hellenistic Jews of Asia Minor..probably Antioch..
and was saying, "Hey! This is a Jewish thingy because it was written
here and it was written there, etc." If, as Thiede claims, GMatt was
written around 50ish, this would place Mark even earlier...and perhaps
even Luke (depending on what side of the Luke/Matthew priority date
Additionally, the virgin birth myth and the trinitarian thingamabob
found in Matthew suggests a date much later than the Pauline corpus
which makes no mention of either. I think that Matthew was engaging
in aggadic midrash which gentiles, not understanding this style
of literature, took literally. These concepts do not appear to
have been developed until the last quarter of the 1st century.
taybutheh d'maran yeshua masheecha am kulkon