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Commentaries for Matthew Chapter 26

ARREST, MARTYRDOM, RESURRECTION

Because the accounts of Jesus' death and resurrection are central to Christian faith, they have been subjected to special challenge...
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The Betrayal

Matthew concludes his grand eschatological vision of the exalted Son of Man with the harsh reality of present suffering, leading directly into his account of Jesus' betrayal, arrest and execution...
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How Much Is Jesus Worth?

The extravagant anointing at Bethany (vv...
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The Meaning of Jesus' Death

As Jesus' death approaches, he instructs his disciples more fully in the meaning of his mission...
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Jesus' Turmoil and the Disciples' Weakness

Even in events that seem as disastrous as Jesus' arrest and execution seemed to the first disciples, God may be preparing his sovereign purposes (compare 2:16-17)...
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The Betrayal

In this passage everyone who was close to Jesus--from Judas to the disciples who planned to follow him to the death--either betrays or abandons him to his opponents...
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The Trials

The disciples proved inept, but the opposition was quite competent...
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Religious Leaders Versus Jesus

Some scholars wonder why the Gospels' accounts of Jesus' trial (possibly a brief hearing) seem to contradict later Jewish laws...
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The First Response to Betrayal

By including the denial account, Matthew warns disciples against apostasy in the face of persecution...
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