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Matthew



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Provenance of Matthew


Date
c 70 AD. This is the best guess IMHO. That's assuming, as I do, that Matthew used Mark to compose his gospel rather than the other way around.
Place
There is no clear statement within the text about where it was composed or who the original audience was. Here are some guesses about locations with enough Jewish Christians to be an appropriate audience Jerusalem, Galilee, Antioch, Alexandria, Tyre, Sidon, Ptolemais, Caesarea of Philippi, Damascus, etc.

The Structure of Matthew

This is the structure Matthew overlays onto the gospel of Mark.

  1. Book I
  2. Book II
  3. Book III
  4. Book IV
  5. Book V
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