The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew)

NT420/NT620 (English) | NT430/NT630 (Greek)
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One semester, 4 credit points.
16 credit points of core foundation units which include NT301 and 302. NT430/630 requires the completion of LA004A and LA004B.
Semester 2, 2019
Craig Blomberg with online tutors


This unit explores the argument and structure of Matthew’s Gospel in the context of the other Synoptic Gospels. You will consider major themes and issues addressed in the book and focus on exegesis (and translation) of the English or Greek text of several chapters of Matthew. You will also think through the implications for New Testament exposition and Christian ministry.

Dr Craig Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado where he has been teaching since 1986. His academic work has tended to focus on the historical Jesus and the Gospels, but he has also written on a diverse range of issues including wealth and poverty, parables, eschatology, hermeneutics, and women in ministry.

Study Expectations

In Ridley Online units you can expect to be guided through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages related to your unit. These usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for this advanced unit.


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