The Gospel of Matthew: Sacra Pagina [SP]
The Gospel of Matthew: Sacra Pagina [SP]   -     By: Daniel J. Harrington S.J.
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* Writing with depth and clarity, New Testament scholar Harrington provides a section-by-section literal translation of the Gospel accompanied by an examination of textual and philological difficulties; literary structure; Jewish backgrounds and first-century debates; and significance for Christian theology and Christian-Jewish relations. Ideal for pastors and seminary students. Includes helpful indexes and extensive bibliography. 433 pages, softcover from Liturgical Press.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 433
Vendor: Michael Glazier
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0814659640
ISBN-13: 9780814659649
Series: Sacra Pagina

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Publisher's Description

Matthew wrote his Gospel from his perspective as a Jew. It is with sensitivity to this perspective that Father Harrington undertakes this commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.

After an introduction, he provides a literal translation of each section in Matthew's Gospel and explains the textual problems, philological difficulties, and other matters in the notes. He then presents a literary analysis of each text (content, form, use of sources, structure), examines the text against its Jewish background, situates it in the context of Matthew's debate with other first-century Jews, and reflects on its significance for Christian theology and Christian-Jewish relations. Includes an updated bibliography and appendix.

Author Bio

Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, is professor of New Testament at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He has a doctorate in biblical languages and literatures from Harvard University. A past president of the Catholic Biblical Association, he has written many books on the Old and New Testament, including the New Collegeville Bible Commentary on The Letter to the Hebrews (Liturgical Press, 2006).

Editorial Reviews

The book is written with Harrington’s usual depth and clarity, and will be a boon for pastors and catechists, those training for ministry, and graduate students of the Bible.
Catholic Library World

This resource is very valuable in reading and understanding the Gospel of Matthew.
Saint Mary’s Press

This is a balanced, well-informed, centrist commentary, with which the reviewer usually agrees and which he can heartily recommend.
Revue Biblique

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