PART I: PRELIMINARY MATTERS; I: Searching for the Shepherd in the Gospel of Matthew; PART II: NARRATIVE-CRITICAL ANALYSIS; II: The Shepherd of Israel: Matthew 2,1-12; III: The Shepherd of Israel - Moved with Compassion for His People: Matthew 9,35-38; IV: The Shepherd of Israel - Hope of the Gentiles: Matthew 15,21-28; V: The Shepherd in Search of the Little One: Matthew 18,10-14; VI: The Royal Shepherd as Judge for the Least: Matthew 25,31-46; VII: The Striking of the Shepherd: Matthew 26,30-35 (Matt 26,36-56); VIII: The Shepherd Regathers the Flock: Matthew 28,16-20; PART III: THEOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS; IX: The Shepherd of Israel for All Nations; 1. The Progressive Portrayal of Jesus as Shepherd in Matthew's Narrative; 2. Matthew's Narrative Strategy in Revealing Jesus as Shepherd; 3. The Narrative Function of Jesus as Shepherd in Matthew's Story; CONCLUDING STATEMENTS; 1. A Brief Synthesis of the Conclusions of the Work; 2. Topics which Deserve Further Research; 3. The Challenges of the Theme for the Contemporary Reader; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF AUTHORS.