This article works with the assumption that there is a structure in Matthew's composition. It further emphasizes that discerning the overall literary structure involves identifying smaller literary components that make up larger sections of the Gospel and give them their overall themes. McClister wants to examine Matthew 17:22-Matthew 20:19 as such a unit to determine the meaning of the text.
How does a historian need to view supernatural events or miracles? This article argues for the historicity of the miracles and surveys some of the difficult passages in this regard: Mark 4:35-41, Mark 6:32-44, Mark 11:12-14, and John 2:1-11. Blomberg also asks the question whether Matthew 17:27 functions as a pure metaphor.
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 17:14-27.
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 17:1-13.