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Hermeneia: Matthew 1–7: A Commentary on Matthew 1–7 (Herm)

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The birth narrative, the baptism and temptation of Jesus, the beginnings of his Galilean ministry, and the Sermon on the Mount are all brilliantly illumined by Ulrich Luz’s expert textual and historical-critical analysis and theological commentary. Luz brings special attention to the subsequent history of Christian appropriation of Matthew in homiletical and artistic interpretation, and addresses the terrible legacy of Christian anti-Judaism. This volume completes Luz’s 3-volume commentary on the Gospel of Matthew in the Hermeneia series. A translation of the earlier German edition of Matthew 1–7 appeared in Fortress Press’ Continental Commentary series. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated.

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  • Explores the history of Christian appropriation of Matthew in homiletical and artistic interpretation
  • Addresses the terrible legacy of Christian anti-Judaism
  • Includes form criticism, tradition history, and social history

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“Tertullian sees in the Lord’s Prayer a summary of all of the teaching of faith and morals, an ‘abridgement of the entire Gospel.’” (Page 312)

“When Jesus prays ‘let your will be done,’ he is not only asking God to do whatever he wants to do; at the same time he is also asking for the power to associate himself actively with this will of God. Thus our petition includes something the praying person actively does.92 However, it is not simply a disguised imperative; it lays the person’s conduct at God’s feet in the form of a petition.” (Page 319)

“Thus the Lord’s Prayer is an aid in praying and is designed to help the person who recites it to discover the Father’s loving presence. It wants to make prayer possible.” (Page 325)

“Augustine is of the opinion that no day should go by on which Christians do not perform this prayer.” (Page 313)

“Further, ‘kingdom of heaven’ (βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν) is both the catchword that in the title verse 4:23* characterizes the content of Jesus’ proclamation as well as the important key term (cf. 5:20*; 6:10*, 33*) that frames the entire discourse (5:3*, 10*; 7:21*). For these two reasons, ‘Discourse on the Righteousness of the Kingdom of Heaven’ may be a fitting title.” (Page 177)

The textual engagement is astute, the theological exploration is insightful, and the history of interpretation material is unmatched.

Warren Carter, Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MS

Ulrich Luz was born in 1938, and he studied theology in Zürich and Göttingen under Hans Conzelmann, Eduard Schweizer, and Gerhard Ebeling. He taught at the International Christian University in Tokyo (1970–1971) and at the University of Göttingen (1972–1980), and he is now professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He received honorary degrees from the universities of Leipzig, Budapest, and Sibiu and served as president of the Societas Novi Testamenti Studiorum in 1998. He is the author of numerous books including Matthew in History: Interpretation, Influence, and Effects.


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