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This book of Matthew study is an Introductory Level Study and is our recommended starting point for learning about Torah-based Messianic Bible study.

The book of Matthew is our first in a series of Bible studies. Each of these studies is designed for students to reach greater depths of understanding the Hebrew Scriptures.

The other studies are:

Materials we will be using for this Matthew study include:

  • "Dead Sea Scrolls" Bible
  • "DuTillet" and Shem Tob Hebrew versions of Matthew
  • Jewish New Testament & Commentary
  • Syriac Peshito (Murdock) version of the New Testament
  • Talmud, Midrash Rabbah, Zohar, and other Jewish source material

The King James version will be the primary text presented in this study for no other reason than it is popular and well recognized. If another version is used, it will be cited. In each section, the text of the chapter will be shown in full, followed by commentary on selected verses. In some cases there may be multiple verses that are not discussed. In others, a single verse (or even a single word) may merit a great deal of study.

The purpose of this study is not to repeat what has already been presented in other works. Rather, we hope to bring fresh insight into the Scriptures from a Torah-based perspective.

Before starting on chapter one, please read the following introductory material:

Following this preliminary information, we have divided the study into ten sections:

  1. Section I - chapters 1-4 - Introduction to Messiah
  2. Section II - chapters 5-7 - A Midrash on Torah Observance
  3. Section III - chapters 8-9 - Messiah's Miracles
  4. Section IV - chapters 10-12 - Messiah's Teachings
  5. Section V - chapter 13 - the Kingdom Parables
  6. Section VI - chapters 14-17 - Teachings and Miracles
  7. Section VII - chapters 18-20 - Teachings on the Kingdom
  8. Section VIII - chapters 21-23 - Reproof and Rebuke
  9. Section IX - chapters 24-25 - Teachings on the End Times
  10. Section X - chapters 26-28 - Conclusion of Earthly Ministry

You are encouraged to follow along,