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The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary On The New Testament Series)

R T France

The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary On The New Testament Series)

R T France

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"It is a special pleasure to introduce R. T. France's commentary to the pastoral and scholarly community, who should find it a truly exceptional and helpful volume." So says Gordon Fee in his preface to this work. France's masterful commentary on Matthew focuses on exegesis of Matthew's text as it stands rather than on the prehistory of the material or details of Synoptic comparison. It is concerned throughout with what Matthew himself meant to convey about Jesus and how he set about doing so within the cultural and historical context of first-century Palestine.

Amid the wide array of Matthew commentaries available today, France's world-class stature, his clear focus on Matthew and Jesus, his careful methodology, and his user-friendly style promise to make this volume an enduring standard for years to come.
-Publisher.

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About "The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary On The New Testament Series)"

"It is a special pleasure to introduce R. T. France's commentary to the pastoral and scholarly community, who should find it a truly exceptional and helpful volume." So says Gordon Fee in his preface to this work. France's masterful commentary on Matthew focuses on exegesis of Matthew's text as it stands rather than on the prehistory of the material or details of Synoptic comparison. It is concerned throughout with what Matthew himself meant to convey about Jesus and how he set about doing so within the cultural and historical context of first-century Palestine.

Amid the wide array of Matthew commentaries available today, France's world-class stature, his clear focus on Matthew and Jesus, his careful methodology, and his user-friendly style promise to make this volume an enduring standard for years to come.
-Publisher.


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"It is a special pleasure to introduce R. T. (Dick) France's commentary to the pastoral and scholarly community, who should find it a truly exceptional ? and helpful ? volume." So says Gordon Fee in his preface to this work. France's masterful commentary on Matthew focuses on exegesis of Matthew's text as it stands rather than on the prehistory of the material or details of Synoptic comparison. The exegesis of each section is part of a planned literary whole supplemented, rather than controlled, by verse-by-verse commentary, allowing the text as a complete story to come into brilliant focus.^Rather than being a "commentary on commentaries," The Gospel of Matthew is concerned throughout with what Matthew himself meant to convey about Jesus and how he set about doing so within the cultural and historical context of first-century Palestine. France frequently draws attention to the distinctive nature of the province of Galilee and the social dynamics involved when a Galilean prophet pre
- Publisher

"France's commentary on Matthew focuses on exegesis of Matthew's text as it stands rather than on the prehistory of the material or details of Synoptic comparison. The exegesis of each section is part of a planned literary whole supplemented, rather than controlled, by verse-by-verse commentary, allowing the text as a complete story to come into focus." "France's Gospel of Matthew, rather than being a "commentary on commentaries," is concerned throughout with what Matthew himself meant to convey about Jesus and how he set about doing so within the cultural and historical context of first-century Palestine. France frequently draws attention to the distinctive nature of the province of Galilee and the social dynamics involved when a Galilean prophet presents himself in Jerusalem as the Messiah." "The English translation at the beginning of each section is France's own, designed to provide the basis for the commentary. This adept translation uses contemporary idioms and, where necessary, gives priority to clarity over literary elegance."--BOOK JACKET.
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Meet the Author

R T France

R. T. France is Hon. Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Bangor. His many other books include The Gospel of Mark (both for the People's Bible Commentary and the New International Greek New Testament Commentary), The Gospel of Matthew (both the Tyndale New Testament Commentary and New International Commentary of the New Testament) and Women in the Church's Ministry: A Test-Case for Biblical Hermeneutics.

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Deep and Insightful Without Getting Bogged Down
5 stars By Ben, Feb 27 2017
R.T. France has written what is without doubt my favourite commentary on Matthew's Gospel. France has a superb grasp of not only the book of Matthew but also its historical and theological context and wider message. His commentary is deep and insightful without getting bogged down in minutiae like so many other commentaries do.
As a pastor, I've found this to be an extremely helpful commentary to converse with as we've walked through the Gospel of Matthew as a church. Highly recommended.
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Thorough and wonderful commentary on Matthew
5 stars By Katelyn, Dec 13 2016
This is a wonderful commentary on Matthew. One of the real strengths of this book is that it highlights key themes and ideas of Matthew's Gospel, and demonstrates how they run throughout the book. More often then not will also give a great overview of a passage's thrust in the introduction. When you add his great contextual and cultural understanding, it is clear that France has written a commentary that will be of great use to many for years to come.
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Wonderful exegesis of Matthew
5 stars By Angus, Sep 01 2016
This commentary on Matthew has a few noteworthy strengths. Firstly, it has a great understanding and focus upon Matthew's theological emphasis throughout his Gospel. Secondly, France's understanding of the Israelite's, both historically and contextually, leads to important exegetical insights. And finally, France does well at placing a particular text within the overall thrust of Matthew. This is a delightful and easy-to-understand commentary that deserves a read if you want a better grasp of the book of Matthew.
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  • Catalogue Code 263502
  • Product Code 9780802825018
  • ISBN 080282501X
  • EAN 9780802825018
  • Pages 1248
  • Department Academic
  • Category New Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Matthew
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Jul 2007
  • Sales Rank #6259
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 55 mm
  • Weight 1.672kg

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