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Commentaries for Matthew Chapter 2

The First Star Trek

As early as the second century, Bethlehemites believed they could identify the exact cave where, following Luke's account of the manger, Jesus had been born (Stauffer 1960:21; Finegan 1969:20-23; for echoes of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem in early rabbinic disputes, see Herford 1966:253-55)...
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The Persecuted Child

This passage provides some important lessons for Matthew's first audience and for us today...
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Growing Up in a Small Town

Whereas modern Western readers generally expect a series of neat, concise theological statements, God chose to reveal himself in more concrete historical forms...
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