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Revisiting Matthew's Communities

Graham N. Stanton
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 52, No 2/3 | a1516 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v52i2/3.1516 | © 1996 Graham N. Stanton | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 December 1996 | Published: 12 December 1996

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Graham N. Stanton, King's College, University of London, South Africa

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The article elaborates upon issues raised in the author's 1992 book, 'A 'Gospel for a New People: Studies in Matthew'. These issues concern the relationship of the first recipients of Matthew's gospel to local Jewish communities and the features of the internal life of the communities for which Matthew wrote. In the light of the complexity of reconstructing the social setting of Matthew's gospel, the article aims at locating it in the broadest possible context within early Judaism and  early Christianity.

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