With large sections devoted to extended teachings and memorable sayings of Jesus, Matthew's Gospel has been a favorite of Christians throughout the centuries. New Testament scholar Jeannine Brown helps readers understand this Gospel as theological biography. Matthew employs numerous Old Testament quotations and allusions to communicate his message of Jesus as Israel's Messiah-King, the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets, and the perfect Israel of God. He calls Jesus' followers to embrace and live out self-giving ministry devoted to love, mercy, and justice. Through careful examination and explanation of the text, Dr. Brown helps modern readers and teachers bring this important message from the first-century context into our own.
About the Series:
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By keeping the discussion in each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes allow pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.
Jeannine K. Brown (PhD, Luther Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego, California. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Scripture as Communication, Becoming Whole and Holy, and The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels.