The man of St Matthew


chapter 20: Overview

The Journey to Jerusalem

When we took our overview of chapter 19, we saw how Jesus' journey continues into this chapter. We noted both 20,17 and 21,1.

It will be useful at this point to compare chapters 19 and 20 of Matthew with chapter 10 of Mark. We will see that the episodes are similar in both Gospels but there is one major addition by Matthew.

We have already tracked the movements of Jesus from 19,1 through to 21,1 which provide the frame for the episodes in this part of the Gospel. Now we need to look more closely at the travel directions given in this chapter.

Read through the chapter so as to find the four sections. One is clearly marked out. Two are connected. With that in mind, see how we can read the chapter in three pages.
For this, take a look at a response from me.

And now we carry on to the story of the vineyard and the generous employer (20,1-16).