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Matthew
     

Matthew

by Craig A. Evans
 

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This book is a verse-by-verse analysis of the New Testament Gospel of Matthew. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the gospel, which describes the world of Jesus and his first followers. This commentary explores the historical, social, and religious contexts of Matthew and examines the customs, beliefs, and ideas that inform the text. Unfamiliar to many

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This book is a verse-by-verse analysis of the New Testament Gospel of Matthew. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the gospel, which describes the world of Jesus and his first followers. This commentary explores the historical, social, and religious contexts of Matthew and examines the customs, beliefs, and ideas that inform the text. Unfamiliar to many readers of the New Testament, this background will help readers fully understand the text of Matthew, which focuses on what Jesus taught and why the religious authorities in Jerusalem rejected his message and gave him up to the Roman governor for execution. This book will be an important tool for the clergy, scholars, and other interested readers of Matthew.

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"... this is an extremely valuable commentary that should take its place beside the best on the shelf. In the preface Evans states that this work 'is not written primarily for the scholar', but he expresses his hope, nonetheless, that 'scholars will find it useful' ... They will."
Nicholas G. Piotrowski, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521011068
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Series:
New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Craig A. Evans is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia. He is the author of several books about Jesus and the New Testament, including Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies (2005) and Jesus, the Final Days (2009).

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