Series: The Pillar New Testament Commentary
In the Christian Church the Gospel of Matthew has been considered the most important portrait of Jesus' life and message. Containing Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and a uniquely rich collection of parables, among many other things, Matthew has made a major contribution to the church throughout the centuries, and it still has much to say to the church today.
This superb commentary in the Pillar series explores the meaning and relevance of Matthew in an eminently straightforward fashion. Leon Morris writes for readers who use commentaries to discover further what the Bible means. Throughout, he makes clear what he considers to be the meaning of the Greek text that Matthew has bequeathed to the church. A perceptive introduction precedes Morris's warmhearted verse-by-verse exposition of Matthew, an exposition based on his own literal translation of the text. Now a standard reference work on the Gospel of Matthew, this mature, evangelically oriented commentary will continue to meet the needs of students, pastor, and general readers alike.
About the Author
Leon Morris (1914–2006) retired as Principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, in 1979. He is the author of more than forty books, including The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, the volumes on Matthew and Romans in The Pillar New Testament Commentary, and the volumes on John and the Thessalonian epistles in the New International Commentary on the New Testament.
A wonderful verse by verse commentary that is easy to follow and easy to reference. Pastors and Bible teachers would greatly benefit from this commentary. Lay people who enjoy going deeper into the text should not have a problem getting through most if not all of the material. Discussions of the Greek text are found in the footnotes at the bottom of every page. Leon Morris is one of my favorite commentators. He does a great job of bringing out technical material on the one hand, and devotional material on the other. - Daniel Harris