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Commentary-Exegetical Commentary On New Test: Matthew [Hardcover]

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Pages   1152
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   4.5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 12, 2010
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Age  18
ISBN  0310243572  
EAN  9780310243571  
UPC  025986243579  

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Graphic representations of translations and succinct summaries of main ideas, in addition to exegetical outlines and explanations of the text, help readers understand, teach, and apply the gospel message.

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Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek. The series consistently provides the main point, an exegetical outline, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author s message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial. The ZECNT series covers the entire New Testament in twenty volumes; Clinton E. Arnold serves as general editor. In this volume, Grant Osborne offers pastors, students, and teachers a focused resource for reading the Gospel of Matthew. Through the use of graphic representations of translations, succinct summaries of main ideas, exegetical outlines, and other features, Osborne presents the Gospel of Matthew with precision and accuracy. Because of this series focus on the textual structure of the scriptures, readers will better understand the literary elements of Matthew, comprehend the author s revolutionary goals, and ultimately discovering their vital claims upon the church today."

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Clinton E. Arnold, professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, is a noted authority on spiritual warfare. He is the author of Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians, Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters, and The Colossian Syncretism: The Interface between Christianity and Folk Belief at Colossae. His Ph.D. degree is from the University of Aberdeen.

Clinton E. Arnold has an academic affiliation as follows - Biola University, California.

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  2. Zondervan Commentary
  3. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on New Testament
  4. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Great Experience  Mar 6, 2009
Great Experience. I got my book on time. No issues. Would use this seller again in the future.
Good stuff  Feb 9, 2007
I am only a hundred pages or so in, and this is definately an above average commentator...
One of the best Volumes in the NIVAC series  Feb 3, 2007
I must admit that I'm not crazy about the NIV Application series format. I like the traditional verse by verse expositional commentary where you can consult it quickly simply by finding the verse you're studying. It's hard to do that with this series because it divides each section into Original Meaning, Bridging Horizons, and Contemporary Significance (which, by the way, will only seem contemporary if you live in the West).

But this volume is exceptional. Michael Wilkins has produced a sane and readable exposition of Matthew's Gospel. He has a great grasp of the background behind the text, and he helps to explain why Jesus says what He says in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). He also does a good job at identifying the stabbing truth behind each of the parables, and he does a good job at applying the text (better than most of the guys who wrote for this series).

You should get this book for your library if you are a preacher.
Excellent....for its niche  Jun 1, 2006
Based on the other review here, I feel compelled to offer (1) some comments on this installement in the NIV series, (2) and on the nature of the NIV series itself.

This commentary is excellent for its intended purpose. None of the commentaries in the NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC) Series is intended to be a bastion of exegetical detail. The NIVAC was intended to fill a gap in the commentary market; namely a commentary that busy pastors, beginning students and lay people could access. Accordingly, in each of the NIVAC, as in this volume on Matthew, follows three-fold pattern.

First, the author attempts to discern the original meaning; that is, what would a 1st century reader have understood the text to mean. Second, the author attempts to determine and describe the important cultural and historical difference between their (1st century world) and out 21st century world. Finally, the author suggests some specific applications in our lives today that derive from the section of text presently being dealt with.

The first two goals, original meaning and historical differences, are the real grunt work of exegesis. This is where the commentaries can be set apart. Some are far more detailed, and at times excruciatingly detailed than others. A commentary's intended audience will determine the level of detail that the author takes the reader. NIVAC is not really meant to inform scholars. It is an entry point for others less schooled or with less time. Therefore, it misses the point to say that it is "better" or "worse" than another commentary; better or worse at what?

This volume weighs in at around 1000 pages--not a lighweight! It does a fantastic job giving a brief sketch of the important issues and decisions that the reader of Matthew must make. It gives an unparralled insight into the ongoing discussion of Matthew's intended meaning that is accessible to those with less money, time, or training than those in academia. And finally, the volume does what many of the other NIVAC do so well: suggest real life applications for the text. Very few commentaries acutally do this...because most other commentaries weren't created with that goal in mind.

If you want a super detailed, painstaking look at Matt. that covers the Greek and all its possible variations, then see: either of the folloiwng: (1) W.D. Davies & D. C. Allison, Jr. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel according to St. Matthew (International Critical Commentary, rev.), 3 vols, about; or (2) Donald Hagner, Matthew (Word Biblical Commentary), 2 vols. Dallas: Word, 1993-95 Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1988-97.

If you want a medium level approach at Matt. using the English translation with some footnotes on the Greek text, then see (1) Craig Blomberg, Matthew (NAC). Nashville: Broadman, 1992; or (2) Craig Keener, A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. G.R.: Eerdmans, 1999.

If you want a good overview of the grunt work covered above with a speical emphasis on application to your life, then this volume on Matthew is an excellent choice.
exegesis into application  Aug 7, 2005
Although not quite as full of theological explanations for Greek/Hebrew grammar this commentary bridges the gap between the outstandingly exellent Keener and the BST Green. As usual the bridging and application for each chapter is what makes this a worthwhile commentary to have. For technical exegesis Keener is by far the best of the more recent offerings, but for this combined with a thorough application Leon Morris is also very good. Ranking third would be NIV Wilkins; France is good on exegesis not so good on application and so NIV Wilkins comes just above this.

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