This commentary demonstrates Gundry's conviction that Matthew relied on the Gospel of Mark and the document "Q." Furthemore, Gundry argues for a combination of historical data and theological embellishments in passages such as those that present the birth of Jesus the Sermon on the Mount, and Peter's walking on the water.
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This commentary demonstrates Gundry's conviction that Matthew relied on the Gospel of Mark and the document "Q." Furthemore, Gundry argues for a combination of historical data and theological embellishments in passages such as those that present the birth of Jesus the Sermon on the Mount, and Peter's walking on the water.
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The Bible Today
Gundry gives meticulous and erudite attention to Matthew's style and theology.
IZBG: Issues in Law & Medicine
This book will remain a monument to Matthean scholarship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802807359
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 728
  • Product dimensions: 1.60 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Select Bibliography
A Bibliography of Newer Books Referenced in Endnotes to the Second Edition
Some Characteristics of the Present Commentary Including the Use of Word-Statistics1
The Theology of Matthew5
The Structure of Matthew10
The Commentary Proper13
The Origin of Jesus Christ (1:1)13
A Messianic Genealogy of Jesus (1:2-17)14
The Birth of Jesus Christ as the Son of David and God with Us (1:18-25)19
The Worship of Jesus by a Vanguard of Gentiles (2:1-12)26
The Preservation of Jesus as a Sign of His Divine Sonship (2:13-15)32
A Preview of Jewish Calamities Resulting from the Rejection of Jesus (2:16-18)34
The Return of the Greater Moses to Become the Branch of David (21:19-23)37
Jesus' Baptism by John as a Model of Righteousness (3:1-17)41
Jesus as a Model of Obedience to Divine Law (4:1-11)53
Going into Gentile Territory Because of Persecution (4:12-16)59
Jesus as a Model Discipler (4:17-25)61
The Encouraging Word of God as Taught by the Greater Moses to His Persecuted Disciples (5:1-10)65
The Disciples' Persecution and Mission in the World (5:11-16)73
The Affirmation of the Old Testament in Jesus' Teaching of the Law and Fulfillment of the Prophets (5:17-20)78
The Righteousness That Surpasses That of the Scribes and Pharisees (5:21-48)82
The Teaching of Jesus the Sage (6:1-7:27)100
A Transitional Formula Concluding the First "Book" of Jesus' Law (7:28-29)136
The Authority of Jesus (8:1-9:34)137
The Work and Compassion of the Lord of the Harvest (9:35-38)180
The Workers of the Lord of the Harvest and Their Authority (10:1-4)181
Jesus' Commissioning the Twelve to Harvest Israel (10:5-15)183
Jesus' Warning Concerning Persecution in a Mission Including Gentiles (10:16-42)190
A Concluding Formula for the Second "Book" of Jesus' Law (11:1)203
The Opposition and Persecution Incurred by Jesus and His Disciples (11:2-12:50)203
False Disciples as Those Who Lack and Lose Understanding; True Disciples as Those Who Have and Gain Understanding (13:1-52)250
Lack of Understanding in Unbelieving Jews (13:53-58)282
Lack of Understanding in Herod the Tetrarch (14:1-12)284
Obedient Understanding of Jesus' Command to Serve the Lord's Supper to Discipled Nations (14:13-21)289
Understanding Jesus as Saving Lord and Son of God (14:22-36)295
Granting Understanding to the Disciples Concerning True Defilement (15:1-20)302
A Gentile's Understanding of Jesus as Lord and Son of David (15:21-28)309
Understanding Jesus' Will to Heal and Feed the Gentiles (15:29-38)317
Failure to Understand the Signs of the Times (15:39-16:4)322
The Disciples' Gaining Understanding Concerning the Evil Teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees (16:5-12)325
Understanding the Son of Man to be the Messiah and Son of God (16:13-20)328
Understanding the Lordship of Jesus for the Suffering of Persecution (16:21-28)337
Understanding Jesus as the New and Greater Moses (17:1-8)342
Understanding John the Baptist as Elijah (17:9-13)346
The Threat of Little Faith (17:14-20)348
Understanding the Death and Resurrection of Jesus (17:22-23)353
Avoidance of Causing Non-Christian Jews to Sin (17:24-27)355
Brotherhood in the Church (18:1-35)358
Accepting the Unmarried in the Church (19:1-12)375
Accepting Young People in the Church (19:13-26)383
Accepting Gentiles in the Church (19:27-20:16)391
Churchly Acceptance of the Blind, the Lame, and Young People (20:17-21:16)399
The Church's Acceptance of Publicans, Prostitutes, and Gentiles as Supported by God's Rejection of the Jewish Leaders (21:17-22:46)415
The Rejection of Falsely Professing Jewish Christian Leaders as Portrayed in the Rejection of Israel's Leaders (23:1-25:46)453
The Disciples' Understanding That Jesus Must Be Crucified (26:1-5)516
Judas's Bargain to Betray Jesus as a Result of Jesus' Defending the Large Expenditure for His Anointing (26:6-16)519
The Preparation of the Passover and the Observance of the Lord's Supper as Obedience to Jesus' Commands (26:17-29)523
Peter as an Example of Prayerlessness That Will Lead to Denial of Jesus in Time of Persecution (26:30-46)529
Jesus' Death as a Fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy (26:47-56)536
Jesus' Example of Nonretaliation and Refusal to Take an Oath (26:57-68)540
The Negative Example of Peter's Denials as a Continuation of the Warning Against Prayerlessness (26:69-75)548
The Malice of Jewish Officialdom (27:1-2)551
The Dreadful End of Judas: An Example That Warns Against Treachery in the Church During Persecution (27:3-10)552
The Meekness of Jesus (27:11-14)
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