Re: [ematthew] Matthew Books
- Noel F. writes:
<< As I wish to study Matthew's Gospel would you
like to recommend some books? Are the
following the preferred books on Matthew? >>
The three volume set by Davies & Allison is good to have and use, but it
is terribly expensive. I would say, make sure your local library has the
set. Let them spend that kind of money for you. As long as we are throwing
money around, don't forget the massive commentary by Hans Dieter Betz on the
Sermon on the Mount in the Hermeneia Series.
Sometimes the smaller, older commentaries have interesting bits at much
more affordable prices. Such as, JC Fenton, Saint Matthew, Pelican NT
Commentaries. More recent is the one volume Church and Community in Crisis
by J Andrew Overman.
Finally, The Challenge of Jesus' Parables edited by Richard Longnecker,
Eerdmans Publ, 1999 is an excellent resource.
- I have been enjoying Luz's commentary. (Minneapolis: Augsburg
Fortress, 1989). It spends plenty time on the history of
interpretation, which I find very interesting.
- Noel & Mary Fitzpatrick wrote:
>Right, an important book for the purposes of this list, and done by one
> I am very grateful to those who replied to my query about books
> on Matthew's gospel.
> The following book has been brought to my attention "Matthew's
> Gospel and the History of Biblical Interpretation", by Sean P
> Kealy, Mellen Biblical Press Series, Vol 55A, 1997, list price
of our own moderators.