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Thought to have been written in the 80s for a community of Jewish Christians, it presents Jesus as the fulfilment of the prophecies made in the Hebrew Scriptures, as the Son of God, the new Moses, a great  teacher and lawgiver. The bulk of this Gospel can be seen as a repeated pattern of Jesus giving a major address to his disciples or a crowd, followed by descriptions of Jesus’ activities. Like Luke’s Gospel, Matthew’s is thought to draw heavily for much of its content on Mark’s Gospel and a lost source document scholars call Q. 

For more information please see Gospel of Matthew.