Part of the Journal for the study of the New Testament supplement series Series
Matthew's gospel begins and ends with the Jewish-Gentile debate, and at the heart of both the issue and the gospel is the story of the Canaanite woman. It is a story that reveals tension between Jews and proselytes in Matthew's community and responds to the question, 'What must one do to be a member of the community'? This study focuses on the stereotype of the woman as a Canaanite as well as Matthew's sources and the form of the story. The conclusion is that the story reflects a reinforcement of Jewish law that allows gentiles to attain membership in the Matthean community, thus continuing the Jewish tradition that allows gentiles into the faith.
|Publication date:||17th October 2002|
|Author:||Glenna S. (Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Otterbein College, Ohio, USA) Jackson|
|Publisher:||Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Biblical studies & exegesis,|
Glenna S. Jackson is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion & Philosophy at Otterbein College, Ohio.More About Glenna S. (Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Otterbein College, Ohio, USA) Jackson