Matthew

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Matthew 1-13 and 14-28 (WBC)

by Donald A. Hagner

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "helpful commentary on the Greek text"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Matthew (BECNT)

by David L. Turner

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Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Matthew (EBC)

by D. A. Carson

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #2 commentary on Matthew; "Carson’s work is characterized by careful and sane exegesis and consideration of all interpretive options"
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "clear first choice for pastors"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Matthew (four volumes; MNTC)

by John MacArthur

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (Interpretation)

by Douglas R. A. Hare

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (NAC)

by Craig L. Blomberg

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "helpful commentary for pastors"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (NIVAC)

by Michael J. Wilkins

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (Preaching the Word)

by Douglas Sean O'Donnell

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (St. Andrews)

by R. C. Sproul

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (Story of God)

by Rodney Reeves

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (Teach the Text)

by Jeannine K. Brown

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (three volumes; Hermeneia)

by Ulrich Luz

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a careful and massive commentary"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Matthew (three volumes; ICC)

by W. D. Davies and D. C. Allison

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #5 commentary on Matthew; "the work of Davies and Allison is indispensable"
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "massive and technical Greek commentary"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Matthew (TNTC)

by R. T. France

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a shorter treatment that is helpful"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (two volumes; For Everyone)

by N. T. Wright

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Matthew (ZECNT)

by Grant R. Osborne

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Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
The Gospel According to Matthew (PNTC)

by Leon Morris

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #4 commentary on Matthew; "one should not neglect the work of Leon Morris"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
The Gospel of Matthew

by Craig S. Keener

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #3 commentary on Matthew; "Keener is an outstanding exegete"
  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Matthew

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT)

by R. T. France

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #1 commentary on Matthew; "France’s work is thorough and solidly evangelical and will be beneficial to pastors and all serious students of Scripture"
  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Matthew
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "excellent"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses