Discovering Matthew: Content, Interpretation, Reception
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014 pp. 216. $22.00
Discovering Biblical Texts
Description: In this introduction to the story that Matthew tells, Ian Boxall deftly guides readers through the sources, origins, themes, and main characters of the first Gospel. The book's short chapters enable coverage of a wide range of topics, presenting the issues and scholarly debates surrounding the Gospel of Matthew in an accessible yet nuanced manner.
Like the first Discovering Biblical Texts volume, on the Gospel of John, Discovering Matthew offers a guide to key issues and questions raised by the text to enable readers to come to their own conclusions. Encouraging in-depth study of the text and genuine grappling with pertinent theological and historical questions, this book is an ideal introduction to the interpretation of Matthew.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches
Review by Jeannine K. Brown
Citation: Jeannine K. Brown, review of Ian Boxall, Discovering Matthew: Content, Interpretation, Reception, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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