Widely read among the early church for its focus on the teachings of Jesus, the Gospel of Matthew is uniquely suited as a guide for discipleship. Craig Keener expertly presents this first-century work as pertinent to modern believers as well by explaining Jesus’ teachings on how to live at any time.
Introductory materials describe the context of the gospel, including date and purpose, and a synopsis of significant theological issues. A detailed discourse then clarifies what Matthew meant to its first audiences, in order to comprehend what it should mean for us, today.
This outstanding commentary serves students, ministers, teachers—anyone who has a desire to know the message of Matthew in a more thorough way.