• Revealing the Kingdom: the Announcement of the Kingdom of Heaven In Matthew’s Gospel

    Author(s):
    Jacob Stephen Bullock (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Bible. Gospels, Jesus Christ, Bible, Theology, Historicity of Jesus Christ
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Gospels, Jesus, Biblical studies, Biblical theology, Historical Jesus
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/e5z4-qe32
    Abstract:
    A major theme of Matthew’s Gospel is the portrayal of Jesus as the Suffering Servant foretold in Isaiah who will come as the covenant mediator announcing both the present and future realities of the Kingdom of Heaven, YHWH’s eternal rule over his people. This paper will examine this theme in Matthew’s Gospel and argue that Matthew declares Jesus as this divine agent announcing the establishment of the Kingdom through proofs offered for his identity and authority. Starting with an exploration of the Old Testament foundations for Jesus’ announcement of the Kingdom of Heaven this paper asserts that Jesus’s authority as covenant mediator is drawn from that of YHWH’s as the eternal king and that he demonstrates the presence, nature, and imminence of the Kingdom through his public prayers, parables, and miracles. The paper further examines details of the Evangelist’s portrayal of Jesus and the way he has presented his account to emphasize Jesus’ role as the covenant mediator announcing the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven and demonstrating its first fruits.
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    Published
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