Monday, October 30, 2006

Matthew 9:35-10:8

The literary structure of Matthew 9:35-10:8 seems to highlight Jesus' act of giving his authority to the twelve:

A Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom and heals 9:35
B People like “sheep without a shepherd” 9:36
C Pray to send out laborers 9:38
D Calls the twelve 10:1
E gives twelve authority 10:1
D the names of the twelve 10:2
C Sent out the twelve 9:38
B only to “lost sheep” of Israel 10:6
A Apostles preach Kingdom and heal 10:7-8

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