With its rich teaching on discipleship, the Gospel of Matthew is a wellspring of instruction on Christian living. Its use of the Old Testament also shows how old covenant promises are fulfilled in the new and how the law of Moses exercises its authority today.
Daniel Doriani, a pastor and scholar recognized for his works on biblical interpretation, pays careful attention to the structure, backgrounds, and grammar of Matthew in order to furnish pastors and students of the Word with the Christ-centered commentary and the personal and corporate applications they need. Each chapter of this two-volume work seeks to express Matthew’s original intent in ways that evoke his distinct voice and thereby fulfill the goal of Matthew’s Gospel—making disciples by forming the mind, heart, and hands of believers.
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“The terms ‘raca’ and ‘fool’ are not quite identical. ‘Raca’ expresses contempt for someone’s mind. It means ‘Stupid idiot! Dummy! Moron!’ ‘Fool’ expresses contempt for someone’s heart and character. It means ‘Scoundrel!’ If ‘raca’ insults the brains, ‘fool’ insults the heart. Together, they imply that someone is worthless, good for nothing. At a literal level, we should avoid contemptuous words, but we should shun every whiff of condescension. We should treat no one, whether young or old, whether weak in mind or weak in body, as if he has no value.” (Volume 1, Page 144)
“It is the story of a young man and a young woman, but much more it is the account of God’s action. God entered human history, declaring that he is the God with whom we have to do. Immanuel is more than a title: it is a declaration that God has entered our realm and that we must reckon with him.” (Volume 1, Page 20)
“Such thinking completely misses the point of Isaiah and Matthew. Immanuel is not a religious option for those who choose to embrace it. Immanuel is the truth, whether we choose to embrace it or not!” (Volume 1, Page 23)
“The first lesson is that Jesus is the new Adam, the faithful man.” (Volume 1, Page 76)
“Matthew’s Gospel gradually reveals that Jesus was anointed for a far greater victory than that, a victory he accomplished by taking all three of the main leadership offices of Israel. He is the king, anointed to defeat our greatest foes—sin and death. He is the priest, anointed to offer a sacrifice to remove the guilt of sin. He is the prophet, anointed to tell the truth about humanity and himself. The greatest truth is that he defeated sin for us because we cannot defeat sin. He offered himself to remove our guilt because we cannot atone or compensate for our sin.” (Volume 1, Page 8)
Oh, the joy of reading a commentary with the roots of an informed mind and the wings of an enflamed heart! Dan Doriani’s two-volume exposition of Matthew is as refreshing as it is well researched. but that is just what I would expect from one of the finest pastor-scholars in the evangelical world. What a great gift for pastor and parishioner alike!
—Scotty Smith, founding pastor, Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN
Here is Matthew taught vividly as God’s Word. Doriani offers the fruit of wide reading, lively imagination, pastoral savvy, deep learning, native wit, and personal commitment. He draws us into the history of Matthew’s day and draws out the teaching, commands, wisdom, and saving work of Jesus the Son of God. If more preaching were like this, Christian faith and life in congregations of all backgrounds and sizes would benefit greatly, and more of the lost would join the ranks of Jesus’ disciples—the great goal of this great Gospel.
—Robert W. Yarbrough, associate professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
This volume bears the mature fruit produced through years of ministry in the academy and the church. Readers will surely harvest an abundance of exegetical, theological, and practical insights for Christian life and ministry. This commentary is a must read for all who study the Gospel of Matthew.
—Mark Futato, Robert L. Maclellan professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
Dr. Dan Doriani, vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Seminary, has extensive teaching and pastoral experience.
He served as assistant professor of biblical studies at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania for five years, as solo pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cumberland, Maryland for five years, as well as a variety of associate pastor, interim pastor, and stated supply roles. He has been involved in several planning and study committees at the presbytery level in both the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). He was also chair of the PCA’s Theological Examining Committee from 1999 to 2000.
He has authored several books, including Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible(P&R, 1996), Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and Practice of Biblical Application (P&R, 2001), The Life of a God-Made Man (Crossway, 2001), and commentaries on Matthew and 1 Peter in P&R Publishing’s Reformed Expository Commentaries series.
Dr. Doriani and his wife, Debbie, live in Chesterfield, Missouri, and have three grown daughters.