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Matthew’s anti-Paulinism: A neglected feature of Matthean studies

David C. Sim
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 58, No 2 | a557 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v58i2.557 | © 2002 David C. Sim | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 2002 | Published: 17 December 2002

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David C. Sim, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Half a century ago, S G F Brandon argued that the Gospel of Matthew was an anti-Pauline text. Brandon’s case was not especially convincing and his hypothesis was quickly  consigned to the scholarly scrap heap. But  in  recent  times Matthean scholarship has been moving towards a position whereby Brandon’s basic insights can and should be resurrected. This study argues that the view that Matthew was an anti-Pauline text is completely in line with current understandings of this Gospel and its underlying  community, and can be restated in a more detailed and much more convincing fashion.


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