Two years ago I published my doctoral dissertation with Brill in their Novum Testamentum Supplements series. It’s called Matthew’s New David at the End of Exile: A Socio-Rhetorical Study of Scriptural Quotations. I explore the ideological effects of the way Matthew uses the Old Testament in his first-century context. The primary focus is on the first seven OT quotations and the way they shape the interpretation of the rest of Matthew. As you can tell from the title, I find the focus of these OT quotes to revolve around David and the end of the exile in the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus.
A few months ago Michael Morales of The New Books Network interviewed me on the contents of this work, as well as a few other issues related to the Gospel of Matthew. Here is a link to that 24-minute interview. If you listen to it, please post a comment here on this blog. I’d love to know what you think!
(At about the 20-minute mark I mention an article on Matthew’s genealogy. That can be found on the ATLA database at ITS’s library.)
- Nicholas Piotrowski is ITS's President & Academic Dean