Explain how Matthew edited/changed Mark’s Gospel for each of the following passages, and what reasons would he have had for doing that? What in Mk’s version was Mt trying to avoid – i.e., why he might have viewed Mk’s material as misleading, incorrect, or problematic? How did those changes contribute to Matthew’s overall message? How does that link up with other parts of Mt’s message?
Use both the following two sets of passages to support your claim, making use ONLY of the resources below (but make sure you use ALL of them!), the Bible, textbooks and Module resources. You need to appeal to other sections of Mt, to show how these changes fit with wider Matthean themes. Make certain that you are wrestling with the biblical material itself, not just the resources about the passages.
1. How did Matthew edit/change Mark 6:45-52 to produce Matthew 14:22-33 – and why?
2. How did Matthew edit/change Mark 9:2-10 to produce Matthew 17:1-13 – and why?
The paper should 750 words in length, double-spaced, and using MLA formatting for reference citations and bibliography.
Resources for this paper (use them ALL!):
See the ebook via SLU library: New Testament History and Literature by Martin (2012), pp. 83-88,105-108.
See the ebook via SLU library: The Gospels by Barton and Muddiman (2010), p. 53,56-57,102,109.
Accurate use of English including careful documentation in MLA format and a good organizational plan. 40 pts
Adequate research. 20 pts
Accurate and complete reflection of material read for assignment. 40 pts