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

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