Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
In the Gospel of Matthew, there are ten quotations of Old Testament material which are preceded by a formula that claims the quoted passage is "fulfilled" by the narrative events of the Gospel. This paper analyzes the preceding scholarship on the Gospel and its quotations, then analyzes five of the formula quotations in the Gospel, showing how they draw implicit parallels to the Old Testament writings referenced and show the life of Jesus as consonant and coherent with the sacred history of the Old Testament, as opposed to showing Jesus as the occurrence of predicted events.
McKinney, Potter Cain, "To Fulfill What is Written: Reconsidering the Fulfillment-Formula Quotations of the Gospel of Matthew" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1630.
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