The man of St Matthew


chapter 20: Overview

The Journey to Jerusalem

In our overview of chapter 19, we saw that Jesus' journey continues in this chapter. Jerusalem is not mentioned until 20,17. We noted both 20,17 and 21,1 and how the chapter was divided into two.

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

Now read through the chapter and see that it is composed of four sections. We have noted the first already. Note how the second two are connected and then note the change of place beginning another episode at the end of the chapter. With that in mind, consider how we can read the chapter in three pages.

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And now we carry on to the parable of the vineyard (20,1-16).