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Matthew 15

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Book  Gospel of Matthew
Order in the Bible part  1
Bible part  New Testament
Category  Gospel
Matthew 15

Matthew 15 is the fifteenth chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible. It concludes the narrative about Jesus' ministry in Galilee and can be divided into the following subsections:


  • Discourse on Defilement (15:1–20)
  • Exorcising the Canaanite woman's daughter (15:21–28)
  • Healing many on a mountain (15:29-31)
  • Feeding the 4000 (15:32–39)
  • Text

  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (330-360)
  • Codex Bezae (c. 400)
  • Codex Washingtonianus (c. 400)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (c. 450)
  • Codex Purpureus Rossanensis (6th century)
  • Codex Petropolitanus Purpureus (6th century; extant: verses 14-31)
  • Codex Sinopensis (6th century; extant: verses 11-39)
  • Uncial 0237 (6th century; extant: verses 12-15,17-19)
  • This chapter is divided into 39 verses.
  • Location

    Most of the events recorded in this chapter took place in Galilee. Verse 1 refers to scribes and Pharisees who have come from Jerusalem, and theologian Johann Bengel makes the point that these events could not therefore have taken place at the time of the Passover.

    Verses 21 to 28 refer to an excursion to the region of Tyre and Sidon, after which Jesus returned to Galilee and 'skirted' or walked beside the Sea of Galilee to a mountain on the lake's eastern shore.

    At the close of the chapter He "got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala" or Magadan. According to Anglican bishop Charles Ellicott, "the better [manuscripts] give the reading Magadan. The parallel passage in Mark's gospel gives (in the majority of manuscripts) a quite different place name, Dalmanutha, although a handful of manuscripts give either Magdala or Magadan, possibly through assimilation with the Matthean text.


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