Publisher Broadman & Holman
This book appears in the following featured collections.
- D. A. Carson's "Best Buys" by D. A. Carson
- Building a Commentary Library - New Testament by Invitation to Biblical Interpretation
If I am reading the experts correctly, there seems to be a significant gap between the first three titles on this list and everything that follows. If you would like to have three good commentaries on Matthew, I think the choices are quite clear and are reflected above. If you want a little bit more variety, then you will likely want to include the volume by Blomberg. Carson assures us it is “not to be missed.” [Full Review]
A reliable mid-level commentary from a reputable conservative evangelical scholar. A good resource for pastors.
I have always enjoyed reading Blomberg, his work on the parables is one of my favorites. His commentary on Matthew is the most brief of the five I have listed here (432 pages), but Blomberg has a knack for unpacking a text with brevity without sacrificing depth. His footnotes interact with a wide variety of scholarship. He argues for apostolic authority and an early date (A.D. 58-69) for the gospel. He is certain that there is some literary relationship between Matthew and Luke, but is not dogmatic on the synoptic problem. [Full Review]