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Lourens du Plessis

Lourens du Plessis
Lourens du Plessis

In terms of a reception-historical perspective on the appropriation and use of Scripture in Matthew, the dissertation seeks to address the two-part question: What exactly is the function of the implicit and explicit citations and allusions within their contexts, and what are the specific ways in which Matthew’s intertextual use of Scripture can be seen to expose his orientation towards the authority of Scripture? Through the application of a literary intertextual methodology, the study seeks to shed light on how different citations and allusions from Scripture in Matthew’s gospel reveal his perception of and orientation to the possible oracular, literary and/or normative authority of Scripture, in those specific instances, and broadly.

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