I was somewhat surprised to see that this volume had not already been reviewed. It is brilliant. I have always felt that what we need as preachers and interpreters of the Word are not more endless discussions about whether such and such a saying was from Q, or is genuinely from Jesus, or whatever, but what it actually means. Forgive me, it just doesn't matter to me where the Gospel writers got their source material from, at least in the way that so called Gospel critics worry about. It does matter to me what the historical allusions are to in the Gospels. This volume tries to give me what I need and not many others do. This is what I need to interpret accurately the texts that I have to interpret, not for a PhD, but for a living community, week by week, who live these texts, not because they want to please an academic community, but to please the Lord who inspired them in the first place. More, not less, of this kind of commentary please. A great resource and a great help!