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1. Some have detected a geographic framework that is related to Mark’s gospel (see chap. 2 on the synoptic problem).2 Matthew 1:1–2:23 is the prologue, and it is tied to 3:1–4:11 (Jesus’ preparation for ministry) to constitute an introduction parallel to Mark 1:1–13. Matthew 4:12–13:58 finds Jesus ministering in Galilee (cf. Mark 1:14–6:13). This ministry extends to other locales in the north (Matt. 14:1–16:12; Mark 6:14–8:26) before Jesus begins to move toward Jerusalem (Matt. 16:13–20:34; Mark 8:27–10:52). The confrontation in Jerusalem (Matt. 21:1–25:46; Mark 11:1–13:37) issues in his passion and resurrection (Matt. 26:1–28:20; Mark 14:1–16:8).
This sort of analysis rightly reflects the broad chronological development of Jesus’ ministry and preserves some geographic distinctions. But it is based [p. 135] entirely on a selection of thematic considerations and does not reflect on the literary markers that Matthew has left us. Precisely because, with minor alterations, this sort of analysis could be applied to any of the Synoptic Gospels, it tells us very little of the purposes that are uniquely Matthew’s.
As you can see, the part in italics and strike-through is a repeat of part of the content from the previous chapter.