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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Looking for Gibbs’ commentary on the first half of Matthew? Check out Concordia Commentary: Matthew 1:1–11:1.
I appreciate the overview sections Gibbs gives . . . that put pericopes in a larger context. His treatment of how Isaiah 42:1–4 is quoted in Matthew 12:18–21 . . . is very helpful to understanding the work of the Servant in the ‘reign of heaven.’
—Paul J. Cain, pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sheridan, Wyoming
Jeffrey A. Gibbs is a professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He received his BA from Rice University, his MDiv and STM from Concordia Theological Seminary, and his PhD from Union Theological Seminary.