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dc.contributor.advisorArnal, William
dc.contributor.authorGuillen, Esther Marie Snarr
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-18T17:39:26Z
dc.date.available2019-11-18T17:39:26Z
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10294/9014
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Religious Studies, University of Regina. v, 94 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractJesus-characters are most often created as a reflection of their authors, and the author/s of the text traditionally known as “The Gospel According to Matthew” is no different. Matthew creates a Jesus that is focussed on knowledge retention, interpretation, and dissemination. Throughout the text, they set up different scribe-characters as foils for Jesus, so that Jesus’s superior ability to interpret and teach the Hebrew writings can be displayed. Like ben Sira, Matthew creates an “ideal scribe” in their Jesus, and also displays the characteristics of the “ideal scribe” in the composition of the text. This scribe is an able teacher, has complete knowledge of the Hebrew prophecies and the Law, and has been granted, from a divine source, the ability to correctly interpret their knowledge. Matthew’s biography is a creative work, formed by re-working sources and use of original material. The author/s interest in the nature of prophecy and divine knowledge is distinct from other Jesus-biographies, which is displayed by creation of composite prophetic quotations, a requirement for verbatim fulfillment of prophecy, and use of dream-revelations. These are Greco-Roman literary techniques, and Matthew’s biography, alongside other biographies of Jesus, should be imagined to have the same compositional process as other texts of its period and genre.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Reginaen_US
dc.titleJesus Christ Superscribe: Knowledge, Interpretation, and Teaching in the Gospel of Matthewen_US
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.authorstatusStudenten
dc.description.peerreviewyesen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_US
thesis.degree.levelMaster'sen
thesis.degree.disciplineReligious Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Reginaen
dc.contributor.committeememberJuschka, Darlene
dc.contributor.committeememberBond, Kevin
dc.contributor.externalexaminerBraun, Willi
dc.identifier.tcnumberTC-SRU-9014
dc.identifier.thesisurlhttps://ourspace.uregina.ca/bitstream/handle/10294/9014/Guillen_Esther_MA_RLST_Fall2019.pdf


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