The man of St Matthew

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

Chapter 15: Overview

Preparing for our reading of chapter 15 is straightforward just as it was with the previous chapter. We can note as we go along how Matthew is following and editing Mark, Mk 7,1-8,10.

We first note how both 15,1 and 16,1 begin new sections; note especially just who are introduced in these two verses.

Look where the first part of the chapter ends with Jesus going away. How does this first part divide in two? Look for the change of audience.

The second scene in the chapter then has a clear location.

Where then does the third scene in the chapter take place?

After considering this, go to my response.

We are now ready to read our first page, another encounter with the Pharisees and scribes, 15,1-20.