by Jeannine K. Brown, Kyle Roberts




In this latest addition to the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary series, biblical scholar Jeannine Brown and theologian Kyle Roberts together illuminate the Gospel of Matthew for pastors, scholars, and serious students of Scripture.

Including an original translation of the text along with section-by-section commentary, this volume features chapters on “thinking theologically with Matthew” about such themes as kingdom, Christology, the Holy Spirit, and discipleship. Brown and Roberts also offer constructive theological engagement with a number of contemporary viewpoints, including feminist, global, political, and ethical (post-Holocaust) perspectives. At once interdisciplinary and insightful, their commentary will appeal to a wide readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802825667
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/27/2018
Series: Two Horizons New Testament Commentary Series
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jeannine K. Brown is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. She is the author of a number of books, including Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics.

Kyle Roberts is dean and professor of public theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. His other books include A Complicated Pregnancy: Whether Mary Was a Virgin and Why It Matters.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations xi

Matthew Commentary

1 Introduction 3

2 Jesus's Preparation for Ministry: Matthew 1:1-4:16 22

3 Jesus Teaches about the Kingdom: Matthew 4:17-7:29 53

4 Jesus Enacts the Kingdom: Matthew 8:1-11:1 82

5 Growing Opposition toward Jesus's Ministry: Matthew 11:2-16:20 110

6 Jesus Teaches about His Coming Death: Matthew 16:21-20:28 154

7 Jesus Clashes with Jerusalem Leadership: Matthew 20:29-25:46 189

8 Jesus's Passion and Resurrection: Matthew 26:1-28:20 232

Thinking Theologically with Matthew

9 Methods for Theological Engagement with Scripture 267

10 Thinking Theologically with Matthew: Kingdom 270

11 Thinking Theologically with Matthew: Christology 293

12 Thinking Theologically with Matthew: The Holy Spirit 315

13 Thinking Theologically with Matthew: Discipleship 334

14 The Meaning of "the Messiah's Deeds" 356

Constructive Theological Engagement with Matthew

15 Contexts and Text in Conversation 381

16 Matthew's Contribution to a New Testament Theology 384

17 Reading Matthew with Feminist Perspectives 405

18 Reading Matthew with Global Perspectives and Liberation Theologies 435

19 Reading Matthew Pastorally 460

20 Reading Matthew Politically 485

21 Reading Judaism Ethically in the Post-Holocaust Era 506

Bibliography 523

Index of Authors 541

Index of Subjects 546

Index of Biblical and Other Ancient References 554

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