004: Fourteen Interpretations (the gap in the text of Mt 1:17)

Episode 4. Exploring multiple interpretations of the meaning of the number fourteen in Matt 1:17. Why is it important that the number of generations should be fourteen? The text points out that the number of generations is fourteen plus fourteen plus fourteen as if there's some significance attached to the number fourteen but then it doesn't tell us what it all means. What do we do about this gap in the text? What do we do about having so many interpretations of the gap? What does any...


003: The 3-Part Mythic Paradigm of Cosmic Proportions in The Genealogy (Mt1:17)

In episode 3, I try to answer two questions about verse 17 of Matthew chapter 1... Why is it structured in three parts? and, Why is it of equal proportions? Short Answer: The structure of the genealogy is a three-part mythic paradigm of cosmic proportions. Part 1 examines the pattern of kingship, exile, and Christos. Part 2 examines the cosmic proportions (apocalyptic dimensions), touching on the issue of divine providence.


002: Verse 1 of Matthew. Defining the Genesis of Christos in Eight Nouns

In this episode (episode 2), I provide a commentary on verse 1 of Matthew. Verse 1 consists of eight nouns, in four pairs: BIBLOS GENESIS JESUS CHRISTOS SON (OF) DAVID SON (OF) ABRAHAM I discuss the main debates, namely is verse 1 the original heading for the whole book? What's the meaning of the first pair of nouns: Biblos Genesis? Is this intended to echo the name of the first book of the Bible? Or perhaps echo the naming of the first account of human ancestry (in Gen 5:1)? Also...


001: PreText. Podcast Agenda, Book Title, Authorship Questions

The first episode of Matthewlinity. "PRETEXT" Episode 1 has three parts. Part 1: Agenda of Podcast. I explain the name and aim of the podcast: Critical Study of Matthew and Masculinity. Why 'Critical Study'? Why 'Matthew'? Why 'Masculinity'? Part 2: Title of Book. I explain the meaning of the traditional name of the book of Matthew and how the book and its title are distinct matters of interpretation. I try to answer: What did it originally mean to call the book 'Evangel According...