In this brief but beautiful exposition of Scripture, Father Witherup gives readers siginificant insights into the spiritual depths of the Gospel according to Matthew,leading them along sound lines of interpretation. Readers garner the benefits of serious scholarship without having to struggle with the technicalities of sophisticated academics. All students of the Bible will profit greatly from reading this commentary on Matthew.
In this brief but beautiful exposition of scripture, Fr. Witherup gives readers significant insights into the spiritual depths of Matthews Gospel. With a masterful touch he leads those studying the gospel along sound lines of interpretation that will certainly reward all who use this book in conjunction with scripture for personal spiritual enrichment. Readers owe Fr. Witherup a debt of gratitude for bringing his expert interpretive skills to bear on the gospel. They will garner the benefits of serious scholarship without having to struggle with technicalities of sophisticated academics. All students of the Bible will profit greatly from reading this delightful commentary on Matthew. Dr. Marion L. Soards Professor of New Test. Studies Louisville Presb. Theol. Sem. Author of The Apostle Paul Ronald Witherup has long been known in the theological academy to be a great scholar and a great Christian.... In this commentary, he expresses in clear and lively language the essential meaning of every passage of Matthews Gospel. He does not write as an intellectual (which he is) but as one who loves his Bible and his Lord, revealing to everyday Christians lessons too often reserved for scholars. He takes us from Christmas to Easter, from the Sermon on the Mount to the shocking trial before Pilate, treating every parable, every miracle, every episode in this Gospel story of Jesus in terms of its spiritual message for believers today. A wonderful guide to one of the most engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking books ever written Mark Allan Powell Trinity Lutheran Seminary Author of God With Us: A Pastoral Theology of Matthew
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