This essay Matthew has a total of 283 words and 5 pages.
Community Situation -
Addressed to whom
Jewish Audience (refers to things only Jewish people would know). Audience is educated Jews
Newly converted Christians with little background in Jewish Religion. Explains Jewish customs. Group experiencing persecution
Gentile audience with social Classes - Rich and Poor. Possibly becoming complacent in their beliefs.
Possibly belonging to a Jewish Christian sect in conflict with other local synagogues.
and Apostle Mark 3:18; Matt 9.9 Luke 6:15= if Matthew/
Jewish Christian or Ex Jewish individual
2nd Generation Christian
Hellenistic Influence = Gentile Convert/ Educated - possibly a doctor
Presents himself as a Historian
Beloved Disciple of Jesus - John
Time of writing
Certainly after Mark and Possibly after Matthew
Book of signs?
Demonstrate Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and show why they should believe this.
Followers who are doubting or people considering becoming followers.
Tries to encourage them to be followers despite the persecution they are facing. Shows that even Jesus disciples doubted.
Encourage complacent (Rich) followers to put their faith into practice.
To tell the truth of what happened according to Luke 1:1-4.
-Encourage a group in conflict with other Jews,
-John 20:31- these are written so that you might believe Jesus is the Messiah -Shows who Jesus is=God
Misunderstanding/ Disciples Failure
-Jesus as suffering Servant
-Poverty and Wealth
-Salvation in the here and now
I Am statements
Mark 3:20-27 (satan); Mark 8:29
Style of Writing
Influenced by Jewish (Hebrew) language
Grammatically poor Greek
Elegant, well written Greek