The Gospel of Matthew

R. T. France

The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew

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Series: New International Commentary on the New Testament
Categories: Matthew
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4.91666666666667 out of 5 based on 12 user ratings
Tim Challies July 16, 2017 5 5
France has a volume in the Tyndale series that is highly regarded, but it has since been eclipsed by his much longer and more significant contribution to the NICNT. That series, like so many, is somewhat uneven, but France’s is said to be excellent. Keith Mathison says the “work is thorough and solidly evangelical and will be beneficial to pastors and all serious students of Scripture.” I expect to find a greater number of endorsements as the commentators catch up with newer volumes like this one. [Full Review]
Robert M. Bowman, Jr December 11, 2016 5 5
Best exegetical and theological commentary, a stand-out especially in its handling of the Olivet Discourse. [Full Review]
Todd Price April 8, 2016 5 5
Very solid commentary.
Joel Green October 21, 2015 5 5
This is a lucid, stimulating volume from a scholar whose interest in Matthew spanned several decades – and whose mature reflections are evident on most every page. [Full Review]
Graham Ware March 5, 2015 5 5
My preferred choice on Matthew, hands down. Current, impeccable scholarship, but accessible for pastors.
JD January 3, 2013 5 5
Great resource!
Fred Sanders May 28, 2011 5 5
Shortest introduction I’ve ever seen for a comprehensive commentary: barely 22 pages, after which France gets down to the verse-by-verse exposition. All the information is exactly where I want it to be in this volume. So good. France finished this volume in 2005, in his late sixties, and I love his ability to shrug off some of the unnecessary complications of gospel criticism. Though he knows everything about synoptic parallels, he refuses to speak simply of Matthean redaction in a “rigid x-copied-y approach.” The result is a great reading of Matthew’s own gospel. France also has more to say about the Galilee-versus-Jerusalem dynamic than other commentators, which I found fascinating and illuminating. [Full Review]
Marcus Maher September 7, 2009 4.5 5
This is the best commentary on Matthew from the Evangelical tradition. While not as thorough as Davies and Allison, the level of detail is certainly adequate. His strength is following the flow of the narrative. France is excellent at placing each pericope within its broader context and helping you see how the different pieces of the gospel fit together. I would definitely recommend that every pastor and serious lay student of the Bible own this commentary.
Scot McKnight April 20, 2009 4.5 5
Third, I recommend R.T. France's new commentary in the NICNT series [Full Review]
A short commentary on the Gospel of Matthew has been available by R.T. France in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series since 1985, but in 2007, France published a much more comprehensive commentary on this Gospel in the NICNT series -- The New International Commentary on the New Testament. France's work is thorough and solidly evangelical and will be beneficial to pastors and all serious students of Scripture. His commentary is distinctive in that he takes a largely preterist approach to much of the Olivet Discourse. [Full Review]

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