Matthew’s Gospel presents Jesus of Nazareth as the Christ long promised in the Old Testament. To interpret it, author Jeffrey Gibbs employs a narrative approach that examines the literary structure of Matthew's unfolding message and interprets individual texts with a careful eye to their relationship to that overall structure.
Gibbs expounds the Gospel in light of the original context and audience for whom Matthew wrote. The themes that have received particular emphasis include:
In the Logos edition of the Matthew 1:1–11:1, you get easy access to Scripture texts and to a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Hovering over Scripture references links you instantly to the verse you’re looking for, and with Passage Guides, Word Studies, and a wealth of other tools from Logos, you can delve into God’s Word like never before!
Interested in more? You can find all 23 volumes of the Concordia Commentary compiled in one collection.
Jeffrey Gibbs is Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri, where he has taught since 1992. His parish ministry experience was at Calvary, St. Helens, Oregon (1979–86) and Grace, Scappoose, Oregon (1979–89). Jeff is a 1979 MDiv graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he also earned the STM in 1988. His PhD in Biblical Studies is from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Richmond, Virgina (1995). Jeff has published articles in the journals of both LCMS seminaries, in The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and in the Lutheran Witness. He is the author of Jerusalem and Parousia: Jesus’ Eschatological Discourse in Matthew’s Gospel, and he is the New Testament editor for The Concordia Commentary: A Theological Exposition of Sacred Scriptures.