Matthew's Messianic shepherd-king : in search of 'the lost sheep of the House of Israel'
In two places in the First Gospel (Matt 10:5b-6; 15:24) the Messianic mission of Jesus and his disciples is limited to a group called the lost sheep of the house of Israel. In light of Matthews intense interest in Jesus Davidic Messiahship and the Jewish Shepard-King traditions surrounding King David it is argued that the 'lost sheep of the house of Israel'refers to remnants of the former northern kingdom of Israel who continued to reside in the northern region of the ideal Land of Israel
eBook, English, ©2007
Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, ©2007
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (ix, 270 pages)
Frontmatter; Contents; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two The Davidic Shepherd-King and His Flock; Chapter Three Jesus the Shepherd-King of Israel (Matthew 2:6); Chapter Four Sheep without a Shepherd-King (Matthew 9:36); Chapter Five The Struck Shepherd-King and the Refined Flock (Matthew 26:31); Chapter Six The Messianic Shepherd-King and the Land-Kingdom Motif: Matthew's Hope for Terriorial Restoration; Chapter Seven The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel in Matthew 10:6; Chapter Eight The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel in Matthew 15:24; Chapter Nine Conclusion; Backmatter
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Cambridge University