Jesus According to Matthew

Jesus According to Matthew

This is part of a series of posts on the Biblical view of Jesus. Click here to see them all.

Like I previously did looking at the Gospel of Mark, here is another look at what we see about Jesus from different books of the Bible. It’s fascinating to see what conclusions and observations we can make when we isolate each author’s perspective and retelling of Jesus.

Below are the verses I listed and the observations about Jesus we see in them. A few caveats to consider: 1) these are all taken from the NRSV English translation and not from the original Greek, 2) this is my list after reading through it and there may be inaccuracies or other verses I missed, 3) some are actual titles while others are aspects or behaviors of Jesus.

  • Son of God (3:17; 4:3,6; 7:21; 8:29; 10:32-33; 11:25-27; 12:50; 14:33; 16:16,17,27; 17:5; 18:10; 20:23; 24:36; 26:39,42,53; 27:40,43,54; 28:19)
  • Son of Man (8:20; 9:6; 10:23; 11:19; 12:8,32,40; 13:37,41; 16:27,28; 17:9,12,22; 19:28; 20:18;,28; 24:27,30,37,39,44; 25:31; 26:2,24,45,64)
  • Lord (7:21-22; 8:2,6,8,21,25; 9:28; 15:22,25,27; 16:22; 17:4,15; 18:21; 20:30,31,33; 21:3; 24:42; 26:22)
  • Healer (4:23-24; 5:2; 8:1-4,5-13; 9:2-8,18-26,27-31; 12:9-14,15; 14:14,35-36; 15:29-31; 19:2; 20:29-34; 21:14)
  • Teacher (4:23; 7:28-29; 8:19; 9:11,35; 11:1; 12:38; 17:24; 19:16; 21:23; 22:16,24,36; 23:8; 26:18,55)
  • Messiah (1:1,16,17,18; 2:4; 11:2; 16:16,20; 23:10; 26:63-64,68; 27:17,22)
  • Son of David (1:1; 9:27; 12:23; 15:22; 20:30-31; 21:9,15)
  • Exorcist (8:16,28-34; 9:32-34; 12:22; 15:21-28; 17:18)
  • King of the Jews (2:2; 27:11,29,37,42)
  • Storyteller (13:3,10-17,18,24,31,33-53)
  • Controls weather (8:23-27; 14:22-33)
  • Prophet (11:9; 13:57; 21:11,46)
  • Saves people from sins (1:21; 9:6)
  • Greater than Solomon and Jonah (12:41-42)
  • Ruler (2:6)
  • Shepherd (2:6; 26:32)
  • Rabbi (26:49,25)
  • Son of Abraham (1:1)

Thus far in this study, we’ve seen in Mark that Jesus is primarily portrayed as a teacher and a healer. “Son of Man” is the most often used title for Him. Here in Matthew we not only see a wider variety of ideas about Jesus than in Mark, but we also see a dominance in His being referred to as a “Son of Man” as well as the “Son of God.”

Does any part of this list surprise you? What observations do you see in looking at this?

This is part of a series of posts on the Biblical view of Jesus. Click here to see them all.

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Jeremy Jernigan

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