"Jesus, as we meet him in Matthew's gospel, is The Teacher. He is, of course, other things as well: healer; debater; battler against evil powers; ultimately the victim and the victor. Most of all, in Matthew he teaches, and not just in his words, but in his actions. The very narrative itself is instruction" (p. 2).
"B. Barbara Hall is Professor Emerita of New Testament, Virginia Theological Seminary". -- back page.