I’m making a little bit of a shift right now. I just finished Leviticus and i decided that i needed a little bit of a break from the Torah. I was planning on doing the entire Torah and then breaking for a couple of books of the New Testament, but i think that now is a good time to make a quick switch.
The Gospel according to Matthew is an interesting book. Many seem to see a parallel between Mattew’s Gospel and the five books of the Torah, seeing five sets of narratives and discourse meant to build that parallel. When looking at Matthew, it becomes pretty obvious that the book of Matthew is all about Jesus fulfilling the role of the Messiah. We see time and again how the life of Jesus fulfills the Old Testament prophecies of who the Messiah was to be and His role and purpose.
All in all, i’m looking forward to studying this deeper and getting a better feel for what sets Matthew apart from the other gospels. Come join me on this journey.
John J. Camiolo Jr.