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Book Review: “Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew”

By Dr. Nicholas Piotrowski (at http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org)

This English translation of Konradt’s 2007 WUNT monograph, Israel, Kirche und die Völker im Matthäusevangelium, circles around several critical Matthean issues in exploring the relationship between Jesus’s mission to Israel and to the nations (and by extension the mission of the disciples and the church). That is: how are we to understand the relationship between 10:5–6 (cf. also 15:24) and 28:19? The former instructs the disciples to “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” while the latter sends them to “make disciples of all nations.”…

…Read more at http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/review/israel-church-and-the-gentiles-in-the-gospel-of-matthew