Matthew

Headline for Best Bible Commentaries on Matthew

Matthew is the first book of the New Testament and one of the four gospels. Authorship is traditionally attributed to Matthew the Galilean tax collector, also known as Levi. Matthew was primarily written for Jews who had not yet accepted Jesus as Israel's Messiah. The purpose of Matthew is to persuade people that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of Old Testament prophecy. Commentaries on Matthew often address Jesus’ birth narrative, his identity as King of the Jews and the controversy that surrounded that claim, as well as his death and resurrection.

The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT) by R. T. France

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Matthew, "Judicious, well-written, and informed, this is likely to become a standard work on Matthew for some time to come."
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "excellent"
  • 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"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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Matthew 1-13 and 14-28 (WBC) by Donald A. Hagner

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "helpful commentary on the Greek text"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Matthew

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
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Matthew (EBC) by D. A. Carson

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "clear first choice for pastors"
  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Matthew
  • Keith Mathison: #2 commentary on Matthew; "Carson’s work is characterized by careful and sane exegesis and consideration of all interpretive options"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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The Gospel of Matthew by Craig S. Keener

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Matthew; "sets new standards...it is engagingly written and always has the preacher and teacher in mind"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Matthew
  • Keith Mathison: #3 commentary on Matthew, "Keener is an outstanding exegete"

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Matthew (NAC) by Craig L. Blomberg

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "helpful commentary for pastors"
  • D.A. Carson: "equally good in detail and in the flow of the argument"

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Matthew (ZECNT) by Grant R. Osborne

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal.: a "priority" commentary on Matthew

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Matthew (BECNT) by David L. Turner

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Matthew (three volumes; ICC) by W. D. Davies and D. C. Allison

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

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The Gospel According to Matthew (PNTC) by Leon Morris

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

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Matthew (NIVAC) by Michael J. Wilkins

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Matthew (TNTC) by R. T. France

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

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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Matthew (Story of God) by Rodney Reeves

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Matthew (Teach the Text) by Jeannine K. Brown

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Matthew

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Matthew (Preaching the Word) by Douglas Sean O'Donnell

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Matthew (St. Andrews) by R. C. Sproul

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Matthew (NCBC) by Craig Evans

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Matthew

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Matthew (four volumes; MNTC) by John MacArthur

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Matthew (three volumes; Hermeneia) by Ulrich Luz

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

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Matthew (Interpretation) by Douglas R. A. Hare

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Matthew (two volumes; For Everyone) by N. T. Wright

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