The last decade has seen a number of exegetical studies on Peter as a literary character in the Gospel of John—mostly attempts to nuance the current perception of Peter as a negative counterpart to the Beloved Disciple, e.g. B. B. Blaine, Peter in the Gospel of John: The Making of an Authentic Disciple (AcBib 27; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007); J. Hartenstein, Charakterisierung im Dialog: Maria Magdalena, Petrus, Thomas und die Mutter Jesu im Johannesevangelium im Kontext anderer frühchristlicher Darstellungen (NTOA 64; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht; Fribourg: Academic Press, 2007), 157–212; T. Schultheiß, Das Petrusbild im Johannesevangelium (WUNT II 329; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012). So it seems more than appropriate to do a similar study of characterization for Peter in the Gospel of Matthew, the gospel that has—mostly due to the...

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