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Reading Matthew


Smyth & Helwys 2001

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David Garland’s commentary provides thorough guidance through Matthew’s story of Jesus, revealing the movement of the story’s plot while highlighting Matthew’s theology. The gospel writer’s intent, besides telling the story of Jesus, is to bolster faith, convince and refute, explain present historical circumstances, to exhort, and to arm for mission. This commentary concentrates on Jesus as the Messiah, His ministry to Israel, and His passion and resurrection.

Praise for the Print Edition

Garland's Reading Matthew is, as of the moment, probably the first commentary I would recommend to a serious undergraduate student or seminarian interested in learning what modern scholarship now does with Matthew.

—Interpretation, Dale C. Allison, Jr., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Garland’s commentary is a thorough, reliable, and eminently readable guide to Matthew’s Gospel. . . presented with exceptional clarity and frequently spiced with lively turns of phrase.

—Catholic Biblical Quarterly, F. Scott Spencer, Wingate College

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About David Garland

David Garland received an M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he served on the Southern faculty for 21 years. He is William B. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures and the Dean for academic affairs at George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He is the New Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and the author of various articles, books and commentaries, including Mark and Colossians/Philemon in the NIV Application Commentary. He and his wife, Diana, have co-authored a book entitled Flawed Families of the Bible: How God’s Grace Works Through Imperfect Relationships.