Original Research - Special Collection: Foundation subjects, Old and New Testament Studies

Women’s stories implying aspects of anti-Judaism with Christological depiction in Matthew

In-Cheol Shin
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 1 | a2704 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2704 | © 2014 In-Cheol Shin | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 April 2014 | Published: 15 October 2014

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In-Cheol Shin, Department of New Testament Studies, Korea Baptist Theological University & Seminary, Korea;Department of New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

This study focuses on the women’s stories that imply aspects of anti-Judaism within Matthew’s depiction of Christology, which is called Matthew’s theology. In fact, Matthew’s community opposed the Jewish system and Jewish leaders and parted from its parent body. Even though Matthew’s community was still similar to the Jewish system, it had significant differences as well. The study discusses these aspects of anti-Judaism that appear in the woman’s stories that include the genealogy of Jesus, the haemorrhaging woman, the Canaanite woman, and the women at the cross and Jesus’ tomb. This study shows proof and examples of anti-Judaism within the stories and thoroughly analyses them. Therefore, it can be confirmed that the women’s stories imply aspects of anti-Judaism with Christological depictions by Matthew’s theological tendency.


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