Matthew wrote his gospel for a Judaic audience.  We know this for several reasons.  The encounters between Jesus and the scribes and pharisees is apologetic, with Jesus defending his words in actions in light of tradition.  Second, the Sermon on the Mount is an interpretation of Jewish law and tradition.  Third, there are frequent references […]

Greetings, this is my first post.  We’ll jump right in with some passages from the Tanakh (OT) that speak of the coming of the Messiah.  Of course, we know God promised the Israelites a king from the line the United monarchy.  For example, in 1 Kings 11, God speaks to Solomon of the impending division […]