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The abbreviation used in New Testament source criticism for the Synoptic material that is exclusively Matthean.
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M, a symbol designating material found only in the Gospel of Matthew. Biblical scholars often analyze the “M material” as one step in determining the distinctive perspective or unique contributions of Matthew’s Gospel. In addition, some scholars regard M as representing one source strata upon which Matthew
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
MA symbol for material found only in the Gospel of Matthew; also a designation of the source of this material.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
M. A source-critical designation for material found only in the gospel of Matthew and therefore arising from neither Mark nor Q, the two common sources of Matthew and Luke.
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
M. The symbol used to designate material peculiar to Matthew; for some scholars, the symbol represents an independent literary source used by this evangelist. B. H. Streeter proposed that M originated c. a.d. 60, probably in Jerusalem, and that Matthew used it—along with the Gospel of Mark and some additional