This commentary carefully expounds the original Greek text and theology of the book of Matthew. Dr. Gibbs employs a narrative approach that carefully attends to the literary structure of Matthew’s Gospel. He interprets the text in light of the original cultural and religious context in which Matthew wrote, as well as the audience for whom he wrote. Gibbs focuses on two themes throughout the commentary: Jesus’ identity and the people’s varied response to his identity.
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A master craftsman with both the language and the message of this Gospel, Gibbs again gives me what I need to preach Christ in the Matthean mode to twenty-first-century hearers—and much more. He leads readers into Jesus’ world and presence. He tunes our ears to what Matthew recounts of his experiences with the Lord. His carefully researched and clearly formulated exposition opens up the setting in first-century Jewish culture, the person of Jesus, and the significance of his words and actions in his cultural context and in ours. This commentary plunges us into the way of thinking Christ came to cultivate for his faithful.
—Robert Kolb, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
Jeffrey Gibbs consummates his marvelous elucidation of Matthew’s message with this third volume on chapters 21–28. He judiciously combines careful and insightful exegesis of the text, mastery of the Old Testament and historical backgrounds, and exhaustive research in scholarly literature with warmhearted application of the Gospel’s meaning for today. The encyclopedic scope of this commentary provides a rare service for the church as a gold mine for research, teaching, preaching, and personal devotion.
—David E. Garland, Professor of Christian Scriptures, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
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