Matthew  -     Edited By: Clinton E. Arnold
    By: Michael J. Wilkins
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Matthew

Zondervan / 2007 / Paperback

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This is a softcover edition of Matthew of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. Each volume in this series helps readers understand the historical and cultural background of the books of the New Testament. Brimming with lavish, full color photos and graphics, each book will walk you verse by verse through the books of the New Testament.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310278317
ISBN-13: 9780310278313
Availability: In Stock
Series: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary

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Author Bio

Clinton E. Arnold (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology in LaMirada, California. Michael J. Wilkins (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is dean of the faculty and professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and the author of several books.

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  1. Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    MATTHEW written in a clear and engaging style
    July 19, 2014
    jomilco
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I purchased this book to use along with our weekly bible survey of the book of Matthew. A lot of helpful information will be passed on to our bible class. It's a great resource book and I am very happy to have this copy in my collection.

    Thanking Christain Books for the great pricing....
  2. Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Useful information and excellent pictures
    February 13, 2013
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Matthew" is a Bible commentary on the book of Matthew with a focus on the background context for the verses. The background information was cultural, historical, and geographical and much of it was based on ancient literature and archaeological discoveries. The actual ancient sources were quoted and their relevance explained, which I liked better than the vague summaries or paraphrases that I usually come across.

    The commentary moved through Matthew in order. Sidebar articles supplemented the commentary in the main text. There were many full-color, easy-to-read and -understand maps, charts, and timelines. The many full-color pictures illustrated the commentary giving an excellent idea of what a thing, place, or activity was like at the time of Jesus.

    The author usually gave the information and let the reader draw their own theological conclusions, which I appreciated. Overall, I found the information useful and interesting. Though written with a slightly more scholarly tone than some lay-level background commentaries, I'd still highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the background context of Jesus' life and teachings.
  3. Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Great pictures, not for preachers
    August 10, 2011
    GP
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This commentary has some great pictures but I found very little help with my sermon preparation. This is more like a bible handbook.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    February 23, 2009
    Michele Friedrich
    This book had great information on historical and sociological background for book of Matthew. It should be used in conjunction with theological text. Lots of great maps and photos.
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