by Craig S Keener


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Matthew was the most popular Gospel in the early church, widely read for its clear emphasis on Jesus' teaching. Drawing on its use as a teaching or discipleship manual, Craig Keener expounds Matthew as a discipleship manual for believers today. In his skilled hands, this first-century text becomes as relevant and contemporary as information downloaded from the Internet, while it challenges us with its divine perspective on how life ought to be lived.
In this clear, incisive commentary, readers will find an introduction with background material concerning authorship, date and purpose, as well as a summary of important theological themes. A passage-by-passage exposition follows that focuses on understanding what significance the Gospel of Matthew had for its original readers in order to see its relevance for the church today.
Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand the message of Matthew for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844744510
Publisher: IVP
Publication date: 02/15/2008
Series: IVP New Testament Commentary
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Craig S. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books including the widely acclaimed IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament.

Table of Contents

General Preface




Outline of Matthew



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