Donald A. Hagner



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4.62857142857143 out of 5 based on 7 user ratings
Graham Ware April 16, 2019 5 5
Top notch technical commentary, which follows the less-than-ideal format. I prefer France, but Hagner's more detailed intro and technical examination make a great alternative, deeper, commentary.
Princeton Seminary December 1, 2017 5 5
JD January 3, 2013 3 5
Solid, but unremarkable. I think there are better Matthew commentaries out there.
Phillip J. Long May 22, 2012 4.9 5
Hagner’s contribution to the Word Biblical series follows the pattern of the whole series. Each pericope begins with a detailed bibliography, followed by a translation with textual notes and a form / structure section. It is in this section that Hagner treats synoptic issues, leaving the commentary to a detailed examination of the Greek text of Matthew. Greek is not transliterated or translated, making the commentary less accessible for those without Greek. Hagner uses the literature of the Second Temple Period as the context for Jesus as a teacher. The Word series concludes each pericope with an “explanation,” usually brief reflections on the contribution of the section to the overall theological themes of Matthew’s gospel. My suspicion is that most pastors will skip over the details and read only the commentary and explanation sections. Perhaps Hagner’s introduction to the gospel the best of the commentaries surveyed here. [Full Review]
Scot McKnight April 20, 2009 4.5 5
My second recommendation is by Don Hagner, the Word Biblical Commentary. [Full Review]
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5

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