Matthew Westminster Bible Companion  -     By: Thomas G. Long
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Matthew Westminster Bible Companion

Westminster John Knox Press / 1997 / Paperback

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The original audience of the Gospel of Matthew was Jewish converts who were wrestling with how to be faithful to Jesus Christ in a changing world and under difficult circumstances. The Gospel of Matthew became a first-aid manual for this church in the midst of a struggle. Thomas Long identifies this first audience and its faith within the social and religious context of the day and clarifies the structure of the Gospel. Providing examples of contemporary significance, Long helps today's reader discern the significance of this guide for faithful living in today's church. Ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 344
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X .75 (inches)
ISBN: 0664252575
ISBN-13: 9780664252571
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The original audience for the Gospel of Matthew included converts from Judaism who wrestled with how to be faithful to Jesus Christ under difficult circumstances in a changing world. The Gospel of Matthew became a first-aid manual for this church in the midst of a struggle.

Thomas Long identifies this first audience and its faith within the social and religious context of the day and clarifies the structure of the Gospel. Providing examples of contemporary relevance, Long helps today's reader discern the significance of this guide for faithful living in today's church.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

Author Bio

Thomas G. Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is one of the most popular preachers in the United States today. He is the author of several books, including The Senses of Preaching (WJK), Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible, and Whispering the Lyrics: Sermons for Lent and Easter.

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