Matthew’s Gospel is the first document in the New Testament—a suitable location, considering some scholars’ opinions (for example, Theodor Zahn and Ernest Renan) that it is the preeminent piece of literature in antiquity. What sort of book is it? Who is its author, and why did he write it? What historical, literary, and theological contexts influence it? This two-volume set from the Mentor Commentary series answers these questions and more.
Matthew’s Gospel also tells a story of Jesus, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Accordingly, it gives attention to characters, plot lines, conflicts, and resolutions, but it also points readers to the Savior of the world. Knox Chamblin’s two-volume investigation of the text of this Gospel is comprehensive, including extensive notes, outlines, and scriptural cross-references.
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“The law is like a concrete wall, the law-breaker like a man who beats on the wall; the wall suffers no damage but the man by repeated pounding will crush his fist.” (Page 343)
“The true apostolic succession consists in the church’s faithful preservation and propagation of the apostolic word, with the rest of the biblical revelation (cf. Acts 2:41–42; 6:2, 4; 2 Tim. 3:15–4:2); this is Messiah’s chosen way of building his church (Matt. 24:14; 28:20).” (Page 826)
“As salt could fertilize the soil, so disciples are good for the earth” (Page 334)
“From start to finish, this discourse is about discipleship and is addressed to all disciples.8” (Page 302)
“In his very act of submitting to the tax collectors, he reveals his Lordship” (Page 869)
This thoughtful and thorough commentary on the First Gospel comes from a scholar who has obviously spent many years at the feet of Matthew the teacher, and even more importantly, at the feet of the one to whom Matthew bears witness.
—Jonathan T. Pennington, assistant professor of New Testament interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
My head hurts when I think of how Knox Chamblin weighed and worried over every Greek word or phrase in every sentence of Matthew’s Gospel and then has pulled it all together into a lucid and connected whole. And my heart is grateful for a commentary like this—that is thorough (he simply ‘milks’ the text), clear (both in its organization and in his positions), and ‘pushy’ (in driving us to worship). Chamblin clearly wants me to understand Matthew and to stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene. Knox Chamblin is in vintage form here: relentlessly nailing us to the text and always wobbling on the edge of doxology.
—Dale Ralph Davis, pastor, Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, MS