Throughout the nineteenth century, biblical studies progressed and expanded, with the onset of new forms of criticism and the emergence of the historical consciousness. This volume is A. T. Robertson’s attempt to bring divergent views and interpretations on the Gospel of Matthew together into one volume. He offers a comprehensive commentary that is both compact and clear. In addition to discussions of canonicity, authorship, and historicity, this verse-by-verse commentary also outlines the characteristics and purpose of the book, as well as its theology and Christology.
Archibald Thomas Robertson was born on November 6, 1863 in Chatham, Virginia, during the height of the Civil War. His family moved to Statesville, North Carolina, where he grew up. He was baptized in 1876 and immediately recognized God’s call to preach, and attended Wake Forest College.
Upon graduation in 1885, Robertson entered The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he devoted himself to Greek studies under John Broadus. He was appointed Greek instructor as a student, and received his Th.M. in 1888. Robertson became an associate professor in 1890, and then served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation from 1895 to 1934. He devoted his life to preaching, teaching, scholarly activities, and giving public lectures, many of which have been reproduced in book form in this collection. He was a founding member of the Baptist World Alliance, and participated in numerous Bible conferences with Dwight Moody and F. B. Meyer.