Hebrew Gospel of Matthew

According to Nehemia Gordon, a Karaite Jew, more than 27 Hebrew manuscripts of the Gospel of Matthew exist.

Whether those are originals are to be decided when Nehemia publishes them (I’m not sure if he will share with us originals or translations). However, the nine accessible manuscripts based on which George Howard published a book suffered from interpolations and therefore they should be read with caution.

George Howard’s manuscripts are from Shem Tov’s book which was written by this rabbi (Shem Tov) in the fourteenth century to refute Christianity. So this rabbi preserved the Hebrew gospel in doing so, as he copied each line of it in order to refute it line-by-line.

I chose in this article to analyze Shem Tov’s preserved gospel in Hebrew because, if interpolations are ignored, one can gain a better clarity about the teachings of Yeshua.Read more…