Twisted Scripture! Rabbi Tovia Singer Shows How Matthew Painted Jesus into the Jewish Scriptures
On eleven occasions, Matthew employed “fulfillment citations,” where the author of the fourth gospel claims the events in the life of Jesus clearly fulfilled prophecy in the Jewish Scriptures. Among all the four Gospels, Matthew is the only author to implement this approach. In his nativity story, Matthew claims that the Jewish prophets foretold that the messiah would be born of a virgin in Bethlehem. Rabbi Tovia Singer illustrates that the evangelist’s fantastic claims are specious. What was Matthew seeking to accomplish with these bold assertions?