New Testament Survey: The Book Of Matthew

Written By: Steve Shirley


The Book Of Matthew

Author:  Matthew (Son Of Alphaeus)(Also called Levi; Mk 2:14-15, Lk 5:27)

The Stats:

Date Written:

Place Written:  Several sources believe Matthew wrote this book while at Antioch, or possibly Palestine.

Written To:  The Jews

Key Phrase:  Jesus The King

Key Verses:  (Mt 5:17)(Mt 6:9-13)(Mt 16:16-19,26)(Mt 22:35-40)(Mt 28:18-20)

Key Discourses:

Purpose:  To prove that Jesus was the promised Messiah, and that in Him the ancient prophecies had their fulfillment. Christ was the true heir to David's throne as king.

Special Emphasis:

ProphecyFulfilled In
Called Emmanuel (Isa 7:14)(Mt 1:22-23)
Fleeing To Egypt (Hos 11:1)(Mt 2:14-15)
Slaughtering of children (Jer 31:15)(Mt 2:16-18)
Ministering in Galilee (Isa 9:1-2)(Mt 4:13-16)
He took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses (Isa 53:4-5)(Mt 8:17)
Preceded by a messenger (Mal 3:1)(Isa 40:3)(Mt 11:10)
He will not cry out or raise His voice (Isa 42:1-4)(Mt 12:17-21)
People will not see or hear (Isa 6:9-10)(Mt 13:14-15)
Jesus would speak in parables (Ps 78:2)(Mt 13:35)
The king riding on a donkey (Zech 9:9)(Mt 21:4-5)
My house shall be called the house of prayer (Isa 56:7)(Mt 21:13)
Soldiers cast lots for His clothes (Ps 22:17-18)(Mt 27:35)

Jesus clearly proclaimed His deity a number of times in the book of Matthew:

Key things in Matthew not found in the other Gospels:


Matthew falls into three principle divisions:

1. The manifestation to Israel and the rejection of Jesus Christ the Son of David, born King of the Jews, 1:1-25:46. The subdivisions of this part are:

2. The sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of Abraham, 26:1-28:8

3. The risen Lord in ministry to His own, 28:9-20.

(Survey from Scofield Reference Notes [1917 Ed]: Public Domain)