Matthew 26-27 with Rebekah Eklund
Dr. Rebekah Eklund (Loyola University Maryland) talks to us about Matthew 26–27. We discuss:
- Matthew’s use of the Passover festival
- Jesus’ prayer of lament at Gethsemane
- Lament Psalms and their use in Matt 26-27
- Peter’s denials of Jesus and Peter’s restoration
- Why Jesus refers to himself as the Son of Man
- Judas’ death and suicide
- the theme of blood
- the meaning of a verse that has been regrettably used to promote violence against Jews: “his blood be upon us and on our children” (27:25)
- Matthew’s use of Psalm 22 when Jesus prays, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
- the eschatological signs that occur at Jesus’ death
Relevant Work by Rebekah Eklund
- Jesus Wept: The Significance of Jesus’ Laments in the New Testament. T&T Clark, 2015.
- The Beatitudes through the Ages. Eerdmans, 2021.
- “Matthew, the Cross, and the Cruciform Life,” in Cruciform Scripture: Cross, Participation, and Mission. Edited by Christopher Skinner et al. Eerdmans, 2021.
Rebekah Eklund Recommends
- Dale C. Allison, Jr. The Resurrection of Jesus: Apologetics, Polemics, History. T&T Clark, 2021.
- Amy Peeler. Women and the Gender of God. Eerdmans, 2021.
- Andor (TV Series)
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