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Gospel According to Matthew

New Collegeville Bible Commentary

Author(s): Barbara Reid

ISBN13: 9780814628607

ISBN10: 0814628605


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  • Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings the timeless messages and relevance of the New Testament to todays readers. With recent scholarship, this series provides vital background and addresses important questions such as authorship and cultural context. The New Collegeville Bible Commentary includes New American Bible translation and will appeal to preachers, teachers, Bible study groups, and Bible readers.

    The Gospel of Matthew carries important lessons on the formation of community and of Jesus as authoritative Teacherlessons that helped the early believers relate to both the Jewish and Christian communities of which they were composed. The Gospel According to Matthew provides Gospel text (New American Bible translation) along with Barbara E. Reids commentary, to aid in the interpretation and use of this Gospel today. As Reid demonstrates, this Gospel continues to bring vision and hope to Christians throughout the ages. Reid stresses the importance of the Gospel of Matthew as the first book in the New Testament, possibly the first written Gospel, and the one most often used in the early church. Providing both the text and commentary, Reid addresses important questions such as the authors identity and sources, setting and Gospel translation.

    Sections are "The Origins of Jesus (1:1-4:11)," "The Beginnings of the Galilean Ministry (4:12-10:42)," "The Sermon on the Mount (5:1-7:28)," "Varying Responses to Jesus(11:1-16:12)," "Jesus and His Disciples on the Way to Jerusalem (16:14-20:34)," "Jerusalem; Jesus Final Days of Teaching in the Temple (21:1-28:15)," "Finale: Back to Galilee; Commission to the Whole World; Jesus Abiding Presence (28:16-20)." Also includes discussion questions.

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    Reeds concise guide is an engaging distillation of the last two decades of research on the Gospel of Matthew; it promises to be a valuable aid to a wide variety of students of the gospel.

    - Catholic Books Review

    "Barbara Reid proves to be a helpful and informed guide to Matthews Gospel. With an eye on both the big picture as well as on significant details, she supplies clarifying information and insightful commentary. The resulting reading illumines both the gospel text and the tasks and challenges of contemporary discipleship."

    - Warren Carter, Pherigo Professor of New Testament, Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri


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