My Undying Love for Matthew’s Gospel

“When one finally reaches the narrative of Christ’s final day beginning in Matthew 26:20, the text has become so thick, so intricately woven together by internal referentiality, Old Testament allusion and typology, and prophetic fulfillment–not to mention the constant background hum of Psalmic chant, that the narrative becomes suffocatingly claustrophobic, like sinking into the best kind of quicksand.  It’s a wonder that even after 30+ years of reflection and meditation a man could produce a narrative with seemingly endless rabbit trails, countless hidden treasures, and limitless personal application. But, with God’s help, Matthew did.”
-Chad Ashby