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Matthew 1–13 (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 33a | WBC)

, 1993
ISBN: 9781418503819
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One of the most detailed and thorough treatments of Matthew ever written, Donald Hagner’s commentary addresses the relationship of Matthew to Luke and Mark, examines the major issues for interpreting Matthew, and provides an fresh translation based on engagement with the book’s textual history. Focusing on interpretation and message of Jesus’ kingdom, Hagner draws out illuminating theological themes, applying them to contemporary life.

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“For the disciples, the salt of the earth, to lose their saltiness was equivalent to becoming foolish. It would in effect be to lose their identity.” (Page 99)

“To let one’s light shine is to live in such a way as to manifest the presence of the kingdom.” (Page 100)

“What is in Matthew’s mind is that Gentiles, those considered alien to God’s purposes, exhibit an openness to God’s purposes (even through the instrumentality of their own craft) and an eager receptivity toward the newborn king.” (Page 27)

“The testing then amounts to this: shall Jesus exercise his messianic power for his own ends in a way that avoids difficulty and pain, or shall he accept the path of suffering (and death) that is his Father’s will?” (Page 65)

“Metaphorically speaking, a generous eye or the single eye of discipleship is the source of light; an evil, covetous eye is the source of darkness.” (Page 159)

  • Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 33A: Matthew 1–13
  • Author: Donald A. Hagner
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary
  • Volume: 33A
  • Publisher: Word
  • Print Publication Date: 1993
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Pages: 504
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Commentaries--Collected works; Bible. N.T. Matthew › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781418503819, 1418503819
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.45.3
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-01-19T00:29:58Z

Donald A. Hagner is the George Eldon Ladd Emeritus Professor of New Testament and the senior professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Encountering the Book of HebrewsNew Testament Exegesis and Research: A Guide for Seminarians, and commentaries onHebrews and Matthew. Hagner is also coeditor of the New International Greek Testament Commentaryand an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).


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  7. Faithlife User
    This is a top-notch commentary and one of my go-tos when I study the Gospel of St Matthew. A must-have for anyone who teaches Matthew.
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