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Ilona Zsolnay, Peggy L. Day, Lynn E. Roller, Joshua L. Langseth, Deirdre Good, and Susan E. Myers
...p. 882b), since the first to venerate him as a child in Matthew’s Gospel are outsiders, namely, Magi from the east ( Matt 2:2 , 11 ). Others, especially outsiders—a leper, a centurion, and a Canaanite woman—venerate Matthew’s Jesus as a person of power ( 8:2 ; 9:18 ; 15:25 ; 20:20 ), while Jesus advocates worship of God ( Matt 4:10 ). Only once do disciples collectively recognize Jesus’s power and venerate him as the Son of God (NRSV Matt 14:33 : “worshiped him” [ proskuneo ]). With the case of Alexander in mind, we can imagine that for Greek readers...