The Evolution of the Gospel: A New Translation of the First Gospel with Commentary and Introductory Essay pdf epub fb2

The Evolution of the Gospel: A New Translation of the First Gospel with Commentary and Introductory Essay by J. Enoch Powell pdf epub fb2

The Evolution of the Gospel: A New Translation of the First Gospel with Commentary and Introductory Essay Author: J. Enoch Powell
Title: The Evolution of the Gospel: A New Translation of the First Gospel with Commentary and Introductory Essay
ISBN: 0300054211
ISBN13: 978-0300054217
Other Formats: azw doc lit docx
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (October 26, 1994)
Language: English
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Size PDF version: 1262 kb
Size EPUB version: 1480 kb
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference




Many biblical scholars believe that the Gospel of Matthew was written after those of Mark and Luke. In this controversial book, an eminent politician who is also a distinguished classical scholar refutes this idea, using textual and literary criticism to assert that the Gospel of Matthew preceded the other gospels. Translating and analysing the original Greek source, Powell proceeds to concentrate upon the text of Matthew, as being the earliest form of the gospel that we possess, and to demonstrate how its peculiar characteristics can best be accounted for as being the result of insertions and manipulations, often theologically motivated.Powell argues that the Gospel of Matthew represents an attempted compromise between a pro-gentile book and a critical revision of that book produced for the judaising wing of the early Church, and that material intended to appeal to the followers of John the Baptist was also introduced. The Gospel of Matthew, though given the form of consecutive narrative, is, says Powell, essentially a theological debate carried on by means of allegory: was Jesus the Son of God or a Davidic king?