erusalem Perspective has launched an attempt to reconstruct a Hebrew Life of Yeshua, which, according to church tradition, was written in Hebrew by Yeshua’s disciple Matthew. If this tradition is reliable, then the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke would be grandchildren or great-grandchildren of that conjectured Hebrew biography. An attempt also has been made to reconstruct the first Greek translation of that Hebrew gospel, a more immediate ancestor of Matthew, Mark and Luke. No matter how imperfect these two reconstructions, the exercise of creating them throws much light on the words of Yeshua. The insights gained from the exercise are included in the commentary that accompanies each reconstructed text. Matthean, Markan and Lukan pericopae not included in the outline were assumed to be secondary.
Today when we hear the word “gospel” we tend to think of a message about Jesus that tells people how to “get saved.” But in the ancient world in which Jesus lived the word ”gospel” was applied to “good news” of a certain type. When people in the ancient world heard the word “gospel” they understood it to mean a royal proclamation that someone had become king.
Explore this fascinating topic with Joshua Tilton in his new eBook “Jesus’ Gospel.”
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