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The Gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, focuses on who Jesus is, why he came, and how he fits into God's bigger purposes. Matthew shows that Jesus is the long-expected Messiah, the bringer of God's kingdom. The most prominent feature of this gospel is the teaching of Jesus, which is arranged in five discourses that dominate the book's structure. This commentary is written by one of the most influential biblical scholars in recent times. F.F. Bruce's writing is clear, illuminates the biblical text, and explains the cultural context of the Bible.
The Open Your Bible Commentary was written to encourage daily Bible study. Each reading is short, but the content is rich with careful explanation, devotional warmth, and practical relevance. Its four great strengths are that it is accessible, digestible, dependable, and practical. The Open Your Bible Commentary reveals the context of each chapter of the Bible, draws out the truth, and applies it to your daily life, enabling you to understand and appreciate what God is saying. It will help you to discover the content of the Bible, understand the truths of the Bible, and apply the message of the Bible.
This volume is available individually, or as part of the F.F. Bruce Collection, which brings together many classic works from this prolific author, including commentary volumes, scholarly discussions, and popular works accessible to readers of all levels. It is also included in the Open Your Bible Commentary (2 Vols.) set.
F.F. Bruce (1910-1990), known as the dean of evangelical scholarship, had a passion for proclaiming the Bible as God’s guide for our lives. He was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. A prolific writer, his commentary volumes and other works are considered classics. His work New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable was selected by Christianity Today as one of the top 50 books of all time which shaped evangelicals. Bruce combined an immense contribution to evangelical scholarship with a passion for proclaiming the Bible as God’s guide for our lives. He used his great knowledge to explain the Bible simply and clearly.