The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-rhetorical Commentary
The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-rhetorical Commentary
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  • 1090 Pages
  • Publisher : Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date : July 2009

The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-rhetorical Commentary

Keener, Craig S.

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Product Description:

Recommended by Dr. Dan G. McCartney
Professor of New Testament
at Redeemer Theological Seminary


Dr.McCartney writes: Views Matthew as a special type of biographical writing, designed to persuade the reader that Jesus" teaching is true and must be obeyed. Much original work placing Matthew (and Jesus) in historical Jewish context, along with highly competent theological synthesis.

Publisher Review:

This commentary on Matthew offers a unique interpretive approach that focuses on the socio-historical context of the Gospel and the nature of Matthew's exhortation to his first-century Christian audience.

By merging a careful study of Matthew's Gospel in relation to the social context of the ancient Mediterranean world with a detailed look at what we know of first-century Jewish-Christian relations, Craig Keener uncovers significant insights into the Gospel not found in any other Matthew commentary.

In addition, Keener's commentary is a useful discipleship manual for the church. His approach recaptures the full "shock effect" of Jesus" teachings in their original context and allows Matthew to make his point with greater narrative artistry. Keener also brings home the total impact of Matthew's message, including its clear portrait of Jesus and its call for discipleship, both to the Gospel's ancient readers and to believers today.

Thoroughly researched, the book includes a 150-page bibliography of secondary sources, and more than 150 pages of indexes.