© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 Novum Testamentum XLVIII, 1 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Cf. J. Gibbs, “Purpose and Pattern in Matthew’s Use of the Title ‘Son of David’,” NTS 10 (1964) 446-64; C. Burger, Jesus als Davidssohn: Eine traditionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1970) 71-106; and most recently, L. Novakovic, Messiah, the Healer of the Sick (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003). 2 L. Fisher argues that Matthew is re ﬂ ecting the popular religion of his day that held Solomon to be an exorcist (“Can This Be the Son of David?,” in F. T. Trotter [ed.], Jesus and the Historian , [Philadelphia: Westminster Press 1968] 82-97). D. Duling nuances this view, believing that it was Mark who was re ﬂ ecting this common belief and that Matthew merely expanded his Marcan source (“The Therapeutic Son of David: An Element in Matthew’s Christological Apologetic,” NTS 24  392-410). Other commentators o ﬀ er no clear warrant (e.g., J. Kingsbury, “The Title ‘Son of David’ in Matthew’s Gospel,” JBS 95  591-602). HEALING AND THE “SON OF DAVID”: MATTHEW’S WARRANT by WAYNE BAXTER Hamilton, ON Abstract This article examines Matthew’s warrant for linking the christological title “Son
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