Department/School

Graduate School of Theology

Abstract

In this article, I examine whether the notion of covenantal nomism is applicable to the Gospel of Matthew. I survey several key concepts of covenantal nomism in Matthew to see how they function in the presentation of the story of Jesus. Then I discuss two equally binding terms in Matthew’s soteriology: Torah and its hermeneutics by Jesus. I will show how Matthew significantly alters the terms of covenantal nomism and articulates a soteriology that is still thoroughly anchored in Jewish roots and yet distinctively shaped by the teaching of Jesus.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

Publication Date

10-2015

Volume

77

Issue

4

Pages

668-685

Document Version

Publisher's version

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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