Though I am just a layman, I believe this is an excellent commentary, it is very readable, and helps me understand the true meaning of the Greek behind the English translation. CBD was true to their word, I first ordered John, and they exchanged it for Matthew with no questions asked within the 30 day time frame. Great commentary, great price, and great service.
It's a little early to be providing a review haven't actually been through enough of it yet, but CBD sent me an e-mail to remind me of giving a review. With that said, from what little time I've had with it, it seems to be a scholarly commentary on Matthew. If CBD wouldn't want a review in a 2 week or less time frame I might have been able provide a bit more.
Their delivery time was consistent with previous past orders I've made. No complaint with the book or delivery time.
This book is a very readable study of the Gospel of Matthew. I like the overall discussion of each pericope before the detailed exegesis of each verse. I also appreciate the discussion that goes on in the footnotes. This book is very helpful in placing the text in a coherent context, that allows sermon preparation to be be both fruitful and theologically sound.
This commentary on Matthew by France combinesscholarship and readability. France highlightsscholarship when needed and his flow ofthought in this commentary in lucid. Nottoo light...not too heavy, this commentary onMatthew is very informative without beingcumbersome to the reader...a perfect blend!
This is the best commentary on Matthew I have seen. If you are on a limited budget then this book offers a stand alone commentary for the Gospel of Matthew. The Pillar and Word Biblical Commentaries, while both good, offer no new information that is not contained in this book, while in most cases offering far less. An excellent purchase and very readable.