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The Gospel According to Matthew (Greek: Εὐαγγέλιον κατὰ Μαθθαῖον, translit. Euangélion katà Maththaîon; also called the Gospel of Matthew or simply, Matthew; usually in Greek: κατὰ Μαθθαῖον, translit. katà Maththaîon) is the first book of the New Testament and one of the three synoptic gospels. It tells how the promised Messiah, Jesus, rejected by Israel, finally sends the disciples to preach the gospel to the whole world. Most scholars believe it was composed between AD 80 and 90, with a range of possibility between AD 70 to 110 (a pre-70 date remains a minority view). The anonymous author was probably a male Jew, standing on the margin between traditional and non-traditional Jewish values, and familiar with technical legal aspects of scripture being debated in his time. Writing in a polished Semitic "synagogue Greek", he drew on three main sources: the Gospel of Mark, the hypothetical collection of sayings known as the Q source, and material unique to his own community, called the M source or "Special Matthew".

The divine nature of Jesus was a major issue for the Matthaean community, the crucial element separating the early Christians from their Jewish neighbors; while Mark begins with Jesus' baptism and temptations, Matthew goes back to Jesus' origins, showing him as the Son of God from his birth, the fulfillment of Old Testament messianic prophecies. The title Son of David identifies Jesus as the healing and miracle-working Messiah of Israel (it is used exclusively in relation to miracles), sent to Israel alone. As Son of Man he will return to judge the world, an expectation which his disciples recognise but of which his enemies are unaware.  As Son of God he is God revealing himself through his son, and Jesus proving his sonship through his obedience and example.

The gospel reflects the struggles and conflicts between the evangelist's community and the other Jews, particularly with its sharp criticism of the scribes and Pharisees.Prior to the Crucifixion the Jews are called Israelites, the honorific title of God's chosen people; after it, they are called "Ioudaioi", Jews, a sign that through their rejection of the Christ the "Kingdom of Heaven" has been taken away from them and given instead to the church.

If Jesus Christ was crucified in Times Square 2020 

9' x 12' Acrylic on Canvas - 2019

IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
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IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
IF JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED IN TIME
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Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden  

9' x 12' Acrylic on Canvas - 2018

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Initial concept for next painting “Adam

3 wise men - spring, summer, winter and fall

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Three wise men , spring and summer #wip
Three wise men , fall and winter
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the last supper

 

12' W X 9' H ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

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the last supper | PROCESS

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The last supper
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Dinner sketch
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Day one
The dinner
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the last supper | SKETCHES

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Dinner with family
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The corn eater
Dinner en Paris
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crucifixion | resurrection, and pain in between

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The cruxifixction and resurrection, and
life
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the holy spirit..
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