Matthew (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Turner, David L.

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New Testament scholar David Turner offers a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on Matthew in this addition to the BECNT series. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter–by–chapter exegesis, Turner leads readers through all aspects of the Gospel of Matthew—sociological, historical, and theological—to help them better understand and explain this key New Testament book.

As the first Gospel in the canon, Matthew has received a great deal of attention through the centuries from both scholars and preachers. Turner attempts to stand between the two groups and offer a commentary that is fresh, accessible, and insightful. He emphasizes Matthew as a literary work in its own right (rather than in relation to Mark and Luke) and includes important insights into the Jewish background of this Gospel, explaining Matthew in the context of Second Temple Judaism as a book for Christian Jews living among non–believing Jews.

As with all BECNT volumes, Matthew features the author’s own translation of, and detailed interaction with, the original Greek text. The user–friendly interior design includes shaded–text chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit and their connection to what precedes and follows. This commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series—academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility–making it a useful tool for students, professors, and pastors.

About the Series:

The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.:

  • All volumes feature the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text and are specifically designed with students and pastors in mind.
  • The biblical author's central themes are developed throughout with each exegetical unit being related to the overall development of the biblical book.
  • The user-friendly design includes shaded-text chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.
  • Chapter outlines and overviews allow easy entry into the discussion and aid comprehension and recall.
  • Additional notes comment on unique aspects of a book, problem passages, textual variants, and other critical issues.
With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, these commentaries will be valued by students, professors, and pastors alike.

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