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Excellent shorter (345 pages) Commentary on Matthew,
This review is from: Matthew: Evangelist & Teacher (New Testament Profiles) (Paperback)
France's excellent longer commentary on Matthew The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary on the New Testament) is incredible, but if you are looking for a commentary that is less than a thousand pages, this is it. In fact, since France starts with some introductory material that isn't all that unique, you are talking about 200 + pages of cream! It is wonderful. France goes over literary aspects of the Gospel (key to interpretation) and he lays out the parallel and chiastic structure in easy to see charts/outlines that enable the reader to glean information quickly. It is a treasure, to be sure. Skip the first 120 pages and you will start with Chapter 4 of pure insights and discoveries that will help with this challenging book. A hidden gem for a pastor or teacher.