Craig L. BlombergB&H Books / 1992 / HardcoverOur Price$24.995 out of 5 stars for Matthew: New American Commentary [NAC]. View reviews of this product. 3 Reviews
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Buddy Boone5 Stars Out Of 5January 3, 2002Buddy BooneCraig Blomberg has already provided us with what is probably the best introduction to the gospels (Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey), and now the best (in my opinion) non-technical commentary on Matthew's gospel. This work is marked by mature and lucid exegesis that is as informative as it is edifying. Rather than re-shaping the work of other commentators, Blomberg has obviously thought through the exegesis himself, offering concise, clear and cogent explanation of the text. The footnotes offer some interaction with previous and current scholarship. Blomberg's work is a terrific supplement to the work of Carson, Gundry and Keener. Pastors and teachers will treasure this work.
The Geeky Calvinist5 Stars Out Of 5A Wonderful CommentaryDecember 26, 2017The Geeky CalvinistQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you are looking through and evangelical commentary on the book of Matthew, Matthew, by Craig L. Blomberg published by B and H Academic is what you are searching for. This commentary is a stalwart volume in the New American Commentary , a series which is synonymous with excellent exegesis and superior application, this volume continues the long legacy. This volume is one of the most articulate and practical modern commentaries on the Gospel of Matthew. While Blomberg is no stranger to Biblical commentaries this is his first foray into this first-rate commentary series.
Matthew begins with the typical study into the introductory matters of this book of the Bible, this is common place in NAC Series. This works dives into history and recent scholarship, of the Gospel of Matthew which always helpful to Pastors, Teachers, and Scholars. This introductory section is one of medium length yet it ranks as one of the best interaction with critical scholarship while giving evangelical conclusions.
In reference to the commentary sections on the text of the Gospel of Matthew, Blomberg, takes great care in carefully showing the original context of passage while applying it directly to the modern day reader. The outlines that he provides are also of great use for a pastor looking to preach though the Gospel of Matthew exegetically.
With regard of recommending Matthew to others I would whole heartily recommend this commentary to students of scripture, with one caveat. By this I mean I recommend this work to Pastors, Bible Teachers, Bible College Students, and to a limited extent educated Laymen looking to teach a Sunday school class, there is enough scholarly weight to this work to understand a particular issue in the text while giving aid to pastors in preaching the text. There are many commentaries about the Gospel of Matthew available at this moment but Matthew of the NAC series is a giant leap above all other commentaries on this book of the Bible.
This book was provided to me free of charge from B and H Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5High Quality Commentary!May 31, 2017Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book has gained a high reputation in the economical, pastor-friendly New American Commentary (NAC) series. Craig Blomberg has earned expert status in the scholarly world on the Gospels. Dont miss his Preface where he tells what he thinks about commentaries series in general, and why the NAC is worthwhile.
Blomberg says his focus could be labeled a cautious evangelical redaction criticism. I love cautious and evangelical, but must admit my least favorite paragraphs were those explaining his views on redaction criticism. Scholars often miss that pastors find that the least helpful type of thing that scholarship provides. Some of us are convinced its not even accurate. Still, dont let that turn you away from this commentary. It nevertheless contains the things pastors are looking for, and they are well done at that.
The Introduction does a great job sharing various viewpoints about structure. He works his way to his own conclusion that sees value in a couple of opinions out there (Kingsbury and Bacon particularly). He wisely sees structure as a springboard to theology and gives us several pages that gets to the heart of Matthew. Again, his section on sources doesnt do much for me, but I appreciated his conservative conclusions on date, authorship, and historicity.
The commentary proper never fails to provide help. The quality remains constant throughout. There might be points Id disagree with, but every passage was of high quality.
Though this commentary would be considered mid-length (many peoples preference), and pastor/teacher friendly (even more peoples preference), it still can run with the big boys in the exegetical commentary field. I recommend it!
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