Now you are opening up a discussion that may get you stoned in this group. ? ?? Troy Day brought up about text criticism yesterday which goes along with this line of thinking. We first have to be honest about the development of the book of Matthew and the various Genres within the book. We have a tendency to place our thinking on the original writers and their audience. If the boom of Matthew was written by multiple people doesn’t that change the intent of the book? Does the imagery and the fact that most of it corresponds to poetry found in the Old Testament make it more likely that the style was carried forward. Basically I’m saying you have asked a loaded question…