Is Structure Important?
- Things have been quiet here of late, so I thought I would ask a
question that involves not only ancient and medieval practices of
composition and use, but some other issues as well. We all know that
discussion of a structure of Matthew's gospel is problematic and that
most schemes that have been proposed work for parts of the gospel, but
not really the whole. So my question is somewhat twofold: a) what
structure or structures are truly discernible in Matthew and how do
they correspond to composition techniques and b) is the question of
Matthean structure an important one at all?
Western Michigan University