In this concluding volume of Hagner's commentary, he reminds modern readers of the historical setting in which Matthew's gospel was first read. He seeks to place in perspective polemical aspects of the Gospel, particularly with respect to early Judaism, so that they are not misunderstood by Christians today. Hagner also presents an analysis of Matthew's treatment of his sources for the story of Jesus--the Gospel of Mark and the document known as Q. Includes: -A fresh translation of the Gospel based on the latest critical Greek text;-Thorough and up-to-date bibliographies of scholarship on each pericope;-Verse-by-verse comment providing historical and cultural insights and interacting with the most important scholarly literature.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 500 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 1995 Dimensions: 6 1/4 X 9 1/4 X 2 (inches)
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
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4 Stars Out Of 5
Scholarly and Detailed
September 22, 2012
This is a very detailed and scholarly treatment of the Gospel of Matthew. Hagner writes from a moderately conservative Evangelical perspective. The comments on the Greek words and phrases are extensive and helpful. The bibliographies are fairly exhaustive. Those interested in textual criticism will appreciate Hagner's efforts in that area. There are other commentaries that focus more deeply on theological concerns. Also, due to the intent of the series, practical applications are few and far between. But this is a very helpful book for advanced seminarians and scholars.