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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Matthew, Gospel According to

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Written not later than 62 A.D., is the earliest record we possess of the ministry and teaching of Christ, and is believed to have been originally a mere collection of His sayings and parables; was written in Aramaic, the spoken language of the Jews at the period, of which the version we have in Greek is a translation, as some think by Matthew himself; its aim is to show that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament, in a form, however, which led to His rejection by the Jews, and their consequent rejection by Him, to the proclamation of His gospel among the Gentiles (chap. xxviii. 19,20).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Matthew, Gospel According to'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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