The Matthean split: an analysis of the Pharisees in the Gospel of Matthew

Young, Muir Campbell (2018) The Matthean split: an analysis of the Pharisees in the Gospel of Matthew. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This dissertation is concerned with the acerbic relationship between the Matthean community and the Pharisees as shown in the Gospel of Matthew. It is the view of this study that texts reflect the world which created them and as such this dissertation uses historical and literary criticism to analyse the setting of the Gospel of Matthew by locating it within a specific time and place. Once this has been achieved the study moves to discuss and evaluate the impact that specific events such as the First Jewish War (66-73 CE) and the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple (70 CE) had on the author and his contemporaries as he composed the text. A profile of the Pharisee will be established to base future analysis off.

The dissertation will then shift focus to analyse passages of the Gospel of Matthew involving the Pharisees and through careful exegesis will aim to identify possible causes in the split between the emerging Christian group of Matthew and the more established Jewish leadership of the Pharisees.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Adams, Dr. Sean and Birch, Dr. Jonathan
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-82354
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2021 13:05
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2021 08:41
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82354
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/82354

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