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Matthew’s Gospel: Joseph’s Example to Men
DECEMBER 24, 2017 BY S.J. MASSON
Four is the number in Scripture that designates earthly completion. For all their overlap, four gospel accounts serve to emphasize the finality and fullness of their earthly witness.
When we consider the significance of Christmas in the church calendar, it is striking just how varied the gospels are in their account of Jesus’ birth. While Mark’s gospel surprisingly ignores it, and John chooses a cosmic canvas to declare how logos and light tabernacle in human flesh, only Luke and Matthew actually describe the historical event. (continued: www.patheos.com/blogs/hawkeye/2017/12/matthews-gospel-josephs-example-men/
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