November 29, 2005

Matthew's Infancy Narrative Historical?

I was surprised that in this MSNBC piece Scott Hahn refers to Matthew's infancy narrative as a parable given that in the Ignatius Study Bible, he and Curtis Mitch argue for it being historical, saying "That Matthew gathers obscure texts to interpret Jesus' infancy suggests that history is controlling his story, not the OT...In summary, Matthew's Infancy Narrative is both theological and historical."

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