Imperative: Matthew 2 (no imperatives)
There are no imperatives spoken by Jesus in Matthew 2.
The chapter contains two sections:
Mat 02:01-11 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem
Mat 02:12-23 And being warned in a dream
Context: Can we infer commands from this context? Use the questions below to consider this.
Assumptions can be dangerous. They went to Herod.
The knowledge of where the Messiah was to be born was not widely known, as experts needed to be called. This contradicts the typical assumption that the coming of the Messiah was everyone’s obsession. Perhaps to the cultists like the Essenes.
The star must have reappeared to the wise men to lead them to the exact location of the baby. This is why they rejoiced.
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?
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