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Gospel of Matthew

ISBN-10: 080282501X
ISBN-13: 9780802825018
Edition: 2007
Authors: R. T. France
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/11/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

"It is a special pleasure to introduce R. T. (Dick) France's commentary to the pastoral and scholarly community, who should find it a truly exceptional ? and helpful ? volume." So says Gordon Fee in his preface to this work. France's masterful commentary on Matthew focuses on exegesis of Matthew's text as it stands rather than on the prehistory of the material or details of Synoptic comparison. The exegesis of each section is part of a planned literary whole supplemented, rather than controlled, by verse-by-verse commentary, allowing the text as a complete story to come into brilliant focus. Rather than being a "commentary on commentaries," The Gospel of Matthew is concerned throughout with what Matthew himself meant to convey about Jesus and how he set about doing so within the cultural and historical context of first-century Palestine. France frequently draws attention to the distinctive nature of the province of Galilee and the social dynamics involved when a Galilean prophet presents himself in Jerusalem as the Messiah. The English translation at the beginning of each section is France's own, designed to provide the basis for the commentary. This adept translation uses contemporary idioms and, where necessary, gives priority to clarity over literary elegance. Amid the wide array of Matthew commentaries available today, France's world-class stature, his clear focus on Matthew and Jesus, his careful methodology, and his user-friendly style promise to make this volume an enduring standard for years to come.

R. T. France has taught at London Bible College and was principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, from 1989 to 1995. He has also been the rector of seven Anglican parishes. He is the author of Matthew in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series, The Evidence for Jesus, Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher, two volumes of Mark in both the Doubleday Bible Commentary and the New International Greek Testament Commentary, and Women in the Church's Ministry: A Test Case for Biblical Hermeneutics.

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