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Who was Matthew writing to?


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November 07, 2012 9:37PM

From a number of details in Matthew's Gospel it is clear he was writing for a Jewish audience. Many prophecies, known to the Jews from their scriptures are referred to. Matthew gives the genealogy of Jesus as well as recording quite a number of Jesus' teachings, especially the Sermon on the Mount in chapters 5-7. Jesus is also frequently shown as being in conflict with the Jewish religious authorities and a number of religious customs are referred to, familiar to a Jewish audience.