Lectionary Year A, B and C
Ash Wednesday
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Step III: Immediate Context

The Sermon on the Mount becomes the first divergence of Mt from Mk (w/ the exception of the genealogy and birth narrative).
Who is this Matthew? Perhaps he was a reformed scribe or rabbi ... thus he was quite hard on Jewish Christians. Or was there a Matthean "school."
This passage is part of the "Sermon on the Mount" does Mt. present this material as exemplary of the way that Jesus used to teach?

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