Reading Matthew: A Literary and Theological Commentary provides thorough guidance through Matthew's story of Jesus. Garland's commentary reveals the movement of the story's plot while also highlighting the theology of Matthew. Reading Matthew is an essential book for students and ministers studying the first Gospel.
"Garland's commentary is an eminently worthy addition to this series. Following a brief but instructive introduction in which he deals with such matters as the various reasons for which Matthew wrote his Gospel, Garland confidently guides the reader through Matthew's story of Jesus. Commenting on the text section by section, Garland apprises the reader of the movement of the story's plat and highlights through the theology that Matthew conveys through the art form of narration. Pastors and students will not only benefit greatly from this commentary but will also applaud both the incisvieness of Garland's comments and the clarity of his prose." — Jack Dean Kingsbury, Aubrey Lee Professor of Biblical Theology, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
David E. Garland is professor of religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Edited by Charles H. Talbert, Distinguished Professor of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the Reading the New Testament Commentary Series presents cutting edge biblical research in accessible language that is both coherent and comprehensive.
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