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Gospel of Matthew

Gospel of Matthew

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Who Really Killed Jesus?

Talk about a loaded question. Read (or watch) as some pretty brainy religion scholars discuss the trouble with blaming Jews for killing Jesus.

Historical Documents

Nerding Out, Ancient Style

Want to read up on all early Christian texts, not just the stuff in the Bible? We thought so. See you next Thursday when you're done.

Vatican Shout-Out

Pope John Paul II cited the parable of the workers in the vineyard to support his message of the vocation of lay people. Warning: it's pretty long with a sprinkling of big words.

Movies and TV

Godspell

Jesus in a Superman t-shirt and suspenders? Yes, please.

Even More Singing Jesus

Andrew Lloyd Webber gives a special shout-out to Matthew in his rock opera. How? Well, in this musical interpretation, Judas commits suicide—an act only found in Matthew.

Blood and Gore (and Subtitles, Too!)

The Passion of the Christ definitely isn't for the faint of heart.

Video

The Digital Story of the Nativity

What would Jesus's birth been like if everyone had email, Facebook, and Google Maps? If it's anything like this video—absolutely adorable.

Blessed Are Those Who Quote the Beatitudes

Look at modern TV, quoting Jesus.

Jesus According to Bach

This is what happens when a musical genius composes an oratorio based on Matthew 26-27.

Images

Mapping Matthew

Here's what Israel looked like in the 1st century. Just to give you an idea of what we're dealing with.

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