Brian Carrier

May 28, 2021

Earthquakes and Eschatology in the Gospel According to Matthew

Mohr Siebeck 2020

In Earthquakes and Eschatology in the Gospel According to Matthew (Mohr Siebeck, 2020), Brian Carrier provides a comprehensive analysis of the role that seismic language plays within the Matthean Gospel narrative. After reconstructing what connotations seismic language likely carried in Matthew's cultural context, the author utilizes an historically informed author-oriented narrative criticism that is complemented with redaction criticism to analyze the relationships that Matthew's seismic references display with regards to each other and to the overall narrative. This analysis leads to the conclusion that Matthew's seismic references collectively indicate that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus together represent the partial fulfillment of the Old Testament eschatological Day of the Lord.

Join us as we talk with Brian Carrier about his recent book, Earthquakes and Eschatology in the Gospel according to Matthew!

Brian Carrier earned his PhD in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America, and currently serves as Director of Discipleship at The District church in Washington, DC.

Michael Morales is Professor of Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the author of The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus(Peeters, 2012), Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of Leviticus(IVP Academic, 2015), and Exodus Old and New: A Biblical Theology of Redemption (IVP Academic, 2020). He can be reached at

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