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Matthew (IVP New Testament Commentary Series) Hardcover – August 8, 1997

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About the Author

Craig S. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. Some of his 12 books include . . . And Marries Another (Hendrickson), Paul, Women & Wives (Hendrickson) and several titles published by IVP. Three of his books have won Christianity Today book awards: his commentaries on Matthew, John and the background commentary. He has close to half a million books in print. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: IVP New Testament Commentary (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 444 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Academic (August 8, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830818014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830818013
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,031,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Johnnyboy on June 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This was the very first commentary I read through and I frequently go back to reference it. Keener's emphasis on the social-historical context of this Gospel is helpful yet concise. His passion for preaching is quite apparent in his expository that truly spoke into my heart, and convicted me in many areas of my life. Keener has a more in depth commentary on Mathew that would be better suited for those who are more academically minded; however, this commentary is still scholarly and will provide the reader with much incite.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael D. Herrington on October 17, 2010
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I like this whole conservative commentary series. It is not highly technical but brings to light many background cultural issues that helps to bring the Scriptures to life. The authors also bring relevant applications to today's Christian. It is also structured very well especially for daily Bible study.
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Format: Paperback
Craig Keener is a brilliant man. He is also passionate about Jesus and about ministry. The professor at Asbury Seminary has written a two-volume commentary on John that has become a standard of quality biblical scholarship. Several years ago Keener also wrote a great little commentary on Matthew, which I was recently given the opportunity to review. It was recently re-released in paperback.

What is great about Matthew by Craig S. Keener is that is really sharp and on point with the academic work, and yet at the same time it is really very conversational and accessible. It is even, at some points, surprisingly humorous,such as when it warns against preacher puns with the parable of the wheat and the tares (p. 242).

Keener keeps to the basics in this commentary. He organizes his understanding of Matthew around the themes of the Kingdom of Heaven and discipleship, which are perfectly appropriate. Very few passages are written about for more than two-four pages.

The strength of this commentary is that it really says in plain language what each passage in the gospel of Matthew in its social and literary context. When you read the words that Keener has to say about each specific passage, you can clearly relate to the time it was written, and see what was happening through the gospel by the way Keener opens up his readers' mind to understanding.

The one weakness about this commentary is that it is really does not communicate much in most passages about what the specific text means in everyday life. In other words, Matthew helps its readers observe and understand the text, but the author leaves it to his readers to figure out how to apply what they have learned.

All in all, this is a good commentary.
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