Isaiah's Christ in Matthew's Gospel
in Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Description Contents Matthew's Jesus is typically described as the humble, compassionate messiah. However, Matthew's theologically rich quotation of Isaiah 42.1-4 underscores the manifestation of justice in Jesus' powerful message and deeds, that is thought to accompany the arrival of the kingdom of God. The study concludes that this citation was central to Matthew's highly ethical understanding of Jesus' life and mission.