Phillips, Richard D.
With its rich teaching on discipleship, the gospel of Matthew is a wellspring of instruction on Christian living. Its use of the Old Testament also shows how old covenant promises are fulfilled in the new and how the law of Moses exercises its authority today.
Daniel Doriani, a pastor and scholar recognized for his works on biblical interpretation, pays careful attention to the structure, backgrounds, and grammar of Matthew in order to furnish pastors and students of the Word with the Christ-centered commentary and the personal and corporate applications they need. Each chapter of this two-volume work seeks to express Matthew’s original intent in ways that evoke his distinct voice and thereby fulfill the goal of Matthew’s gospel—making disciples by forming the mind, heart, and hands of believers.
As part of the Reformed Expository Commentary series, this commentary is written for both pastors and lay teachers. Each volume in the series provides exposition that gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
“Some commentaries lose the forest for the trees, and others the trees for the forest,” says Mark Dever. “This series promises to be both exegetically sensitive and theologically faithful.” Michael Horton adds, “The fruit of pastoral ministry, the Reformed Expository Commentary series marvelously exhibits the model of the pastor-scholar.”
Daniel M. Doriani is vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. Previously he was senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Missouri.
“Oh, the joy of reading a commentary with the roots of an informed mind and the wings of an enflamed heart! Dan Doriani’s two-volume exposition of Matthew is as refreshing as it is well researched. But that is just what I would expect from one of the finest pastor-scholars in the evangelical world. What a great gift for pastor and parishioner alike!” — Scotty Smith, founding pastor, Christ Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee
“Here is Matthew taught vividly as God’s Word. Doriani offers the fruit of wide reading, lively imagination, pastoral savvy, deep learning, native wit, and personal commitment. He draws us into the history of Matthew’s day and draws out the teaching, commands, wisdom, and saving work of Jesus the Son of God. If more preaching were like this, Christian faith and life in congregations of all backgrounds and sizes would benefit greatly, and more of the lost would join the ranks of Jesus’ disciples—the great goal of this great gospel.” — Robert W. Yarbrough, associate professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“This volume bears the mature fruit produced through years of ministry in the academy and the church. Readers will surely harvest an abundance of exegetical, theological, and practical insights for Christian life and ministry. This commentary is a must read for all who study the gospel of Matthew.” — Mark Futato, Robert L. Maclellan professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando