The man of St Matthew


Chapter 11: Overview

We can begin our reading of chapter 11 by looking at the boundaries of the chapter, 11,2 and at the end, 11,30 with 12,1.
We have already read the first verse, 11,1, because it is the conclusion to the previous chapter and Jesus' discourse.

So now read through the chapter from verse 2. Who is the subject of the first part of the chapter?
Then consider the two halves of this part. How does the first part conclude?

Look at the two units which now follow. Consider how might they be related so that they are best read together.

Finally, look for the phrase which opens the third part towards the end of the chapter. Note the change of style and theme.

From these clues, see how the chapter unfolds and how we may best read it in three pages.

Look now at my response.

We now begin our reading with John the Baptist, Mt 11,2-15.