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This chapter begins with an overview of Paul, then moves to the synoptic gospels, and concludes with John. From the gospels, this overview turns to the epistle to the Hebrews and Jude. The chapter focuses on Matthew, the Synoptic Gospel that makes use of Moses the most fully, and John. As in Matthew, the role of the Prophet is not merely to stand in Moses' shadow, but to take Moses' place. John 6 is pivotal in this regard. The chapter begins with John's version of the miracle of loaves and fish and follows with Jesus walking on the water. For the New Testament (NT), while the strategies differ somewhat, the early Christians conclude that Moses is in some way subservient to Jesus, because Jesus is the Prophet Moses foretold and the Son of God. Thus, all early Christians concluded that Jesus superseded Moses.

Keywords: early Christians; Jesus; John; Matthew; Moses; New Testament (NT)



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