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SMC330Y1 Lecture Notes - Messianic Secret, Infant, Pharisees


Department
St. Michael's College Courses
Course Code
SMC330Y1
Professor
Reid Locklin

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Matthew:
about law, Torah, emphasizing that law fulfilled…
Jesus’s babyhood in opening, genealogy back to Abraham…
Mary speaks in Luke, not in Matthew
Joseph speaks and interacts with God in Matthew
Infancy narrative
Jewish tradition, law structure
More human?
Mark:
disciples being wrong and dumb
begins with quotation from scripture
ministry of John the Baptist
Jesus is adult first msg: “Time has come”
Calls himself: Son of Man, Lord of Sabbath, Doctor, Healer, “I am,” “My Blood”
(“Shut up.”)
Others call him: Son of Blessed one, prophets, messiah, God’s Son, King of Jews,
Rabbi, Son of Most High…
Good Jew would be called Son of God but Son of Man could mean mortal, implies
humanity (vs divine), or divine judge/exalted figure
David was called Son of God (in Samuels, a messianic proclamation)
Juxtaposition of things not fitting together
Messianic secret
Because teachings contradict what they think?
Last thing in original gospel is fleeing in fear after the tomb is empty
Increasing sense of dissonance and contradiction
Matthew
Man from Israel, son of Abraham
5 sermons/discourses -> 5 books of Torah
conflict with Pharisees (with Matthew’s community
Luke
Gentile -> for Gentile audience -> gospel of Luke + acts of Apostles Luke-Acts
Gospel of Luke half of major work
Refined Greek -> Literary culture of Hellenistic world
Antagonism to Judaism -> followers called Xians =ethne, ethnic group
development of Christian movement away from Jewish and into Roman political
arena
movement from Jerusalem to Rome
John
serene figure extended, reflective discourse, spiritual gospel
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