Matthew 4:12-23

Commentary Excerpt by Tom Boomershine

Matthew's story of the call of the disciples is preceded by the description of Jesus withdrawing to Galilee after John's arrest and a long description of the land of Galilee in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali as given in the Isaiah prophesy. This story remembers the prophecy and enjoys Isaiah's foreseeing what was going to happen some five to six centuries later. The first sign of the kingdom’s presence is the immediate response of the four fishermen.

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