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New Testament scholar and professor David L. Turner offers a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on Matthew in this latest 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. He also includes important insights into the Jewish background of this Gospel.As with all BECNT volumes, Matthew features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text. 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. The user-friendly design includes shaded-text chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.

Author Biography

David L. Turner (ThD, Grace Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and systematic theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has also completed coursework for a PhD from Hebrew Union College. He is the author of the Matthew commentary in Cornerstone Biblical Commentary.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Matthewp. 1
Prologue/Introduction: Origin of Jesus the Messiah (1:1-2:23)p. 52
Title and Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah (1:1-17)p. 54
Birth of Jesus the Messiah (1:18-25)p. 63
Visit of the Magi (2:1-12)p. 76
Escape to Egypt (2:13-15)p. 88
Massacre at Bethlehem (2:16-18)p. 92
Return to Nazareth (2:19-23)p. 96
Early Days of Kingdom Word and Deed (3:1-7:29)p. 101
Narrative 1: John and Jesus and the Kingdom of God (3:1-4:25)p. 102
Discourse 1: Sermon on the Mount (5:1-7:29)p. 141
Galilean Ministry Continues (8:1-11:1)p. 226
Narrative 2: Three Cycles of Miracles and Discipleship (8:1-10:4)p. 227
Discourse 2: Mission and Suffering (10:5-11:1)p. 266
Growing Opposition to the Kingdom of Heaven (11:2-13:52)p. 285
Narrative 3: Three Cycles of Unbelief and Belief (11:2-12:50)p. 286
Discourse 3: Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven (13:1-52)p. 332
Opposition to the Kingdom Continues (13:53-19:2)p. 356
Narrative 4: Various Responses to the Son of God (13:53-17:27)p. 357
Discourse 4: Values and Relationships in the Kingdom Community (18:1-19:2)p. 431
Opposition Comes to a Head in Judea (19:3-26:2)p. 455
Narrative 5: Ministry in Judea (19:3-23:39)p. 456
Discourse 5: Judgment of Jerusalem and the Coming of Christ (24:1-26:2)p. 565
Epilogue/Conclusion: Passion, Resurrection, and Commission (26:3-28:20)p. 613
Preliminary Events and Preparation of the Disciples (26:3-46)p. 616
Arrest and Trial (26:47-27:26)p. 634
Crucifixion (27:27-56)p. 657
Burial of Jesus (27:57-66)p. 673
Resurrection of Jesus (28:1-15)p. 679
Commission by the Risen Lord (28:16-20)p. 687
Works Citedp. 693
Index of Subjectsp. 763
Index of Authorsp. 769
Index of Greek Wordsp. 780
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writingsp. 781
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