Matthew, Volume 1: Chapters 1-13: A Mentor Commentary (Mentor Commentaries)
"My head hurts when I think of how Knox Chamblin weighed and worried over every Greek word or phrase in every sentence of Matthew's Gospel and then has pulled it all together into a lucid and connected whole. And my heart is grateful for a commentary like this—that is thorough (he simply 'milks' the text), clear (both in its organization and in his positions), and 'pushy' (in driving us to worship). Chamblin clearly wants me to understand Matthew and to stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene. Knox Chamblin is in vintage form here: relentlessly nailing us to the text and always wobbling on the edge of doxology."See All
Dale Ralph Davis
Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC
"This thoughtful and thorough commentary on the First Gospel comes from a scholar who has obviously spent many years at the feet of Matthew the teacher, and even more importantly, at the feet of the One to whom Matthew bears witness."See All
Jonathan T. Pennington
Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
Matthew's Gospel is the first document in the New Testament—a suitable location considering some scholars' opinions (for example, Theodor Zahn and Ernest Renan) that it is the pre-eminent piece of literature in antiquity.
What sort of book is it? Who is its author, and why did he write it? What historical, literary and theological contexts influence it?
Matthew's Gospel tells the story of Jesus, the son of David, the son of Abraham—accordingly it gives attention to characters, plot lines, conflicts and resolution—but the extra dimension is that it also has an intended effect upon its reader.