Item description for Gospel Of Matthew V1 (New Daily Study Bible) by William Barclay...
Overview The inspirational and insightful comments on the New Testament book of Matthew come from a beloved Scottish preacher. Now with updated language, the most popular commentary of all time comes with clarification of outdated phrases and illustrations.
Though we find the Gospel of Matthew first in the New Testament, many scholars believe that the Gospel of Mark is older. Matthew then is often seen as an expansion of Mark, incorporating most of the content of Mark while also adding sections that contain the teachings of Jesus, such as the Sermon on the Mount, and stories about the birth and infancy of Jesus. The Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus as one who is "God with us" even until the end of time.
For almost fifty years and for millions of readers, the Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. Now, with the release of the New Daily Study Bible, a new generation will appreciate the wisdom of William Barclay. With clarification of less familiar illustrations and inclusion of more contemporary language, the New Daily Study Bible will continue to help individuals and groups discover what the message of the New Testament really means for their lives.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.31" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.97" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2001
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Series New Daily Study Bible
ISBN 0664224911 ISBN13 9780664224912
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More About William Barclay
William Barclay (1907-1978) nacio en Wick (Escocia) en una familia de larga tradicion evangelica. Estudio en la Universidad y en el Trinity College de Glasgow, que completo con un semestre en la Universidad alemana de Marburgo. En 1933 fue ordenado al ministerio de la Iglesia de Escocia. Su primer y unico pastorado fue en Trinity Church de Renfrew, donde permaneceria casi catorce anos (1933-47). Dio clases de lengua y literatura del Nuevo Testamento en la Universidad de Glasglow hasta el dia de su jubilacion."
William Barclay was born in 1907 and died in 1978.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Gospel Of Matthew V1 (New Daily Study Bible)?
one of the better commentaries Mar 12, 2007
According to one's view of the Bible and Christian beliefs, you will typically approach a commentator who shares your approach and viewpoints. Those who believe in literal interpretation will shun Barclay in favor of literal intepreters. However, if you are seeking a well-rounded and scholarly take on scripture commentary beyond a pastor's rendition or maybe a magazine's quick insights, here is a start with a simpler commentary for an alternative view.
Insightful, yet outdated Jul 7, 2006
Barclay is one of the most insightful commentators of the New Testament. Written about 50 years ago, much of the background information and schalorship in his commentaries are outdated. Sometimes he stretched historical/cultural background too much to explain the text. Conservative readers should be aware that Barclay was a universalist (one who believes that all people will be saved ultimately). He does not believe in miracles and tries to explain them away in his commentaries on the Gospels. However, his comments on the relevance of the Bible can still be very valuable for discerning readers.
Advanced students would not need to be told where to find more updated scholarship on NT Bible. Beginning students should get Tom Wright's two-volume "Matthew For Everyone" instead of Barclay's. The volume on Matthew by Michael J. Wilkins in NIV Application Commentary series and Craig Keener's volume in IVP New Testament Commentary series are both excellent for slightly more advanced readers. If you want to dig deeper, David Garland's Reading Matthew and Frederick Dale Bruner's two-volume commentary on Matthew are both superb.
Compelling scholarship with true love of Christ's message. Dec 2, 2001
I have tried to read the Gospels several times, and had always come away dissatisfied, feeling that I was missing the true meaning. This book (and part two) solved that problem for me. Barclay takes anywhere from one to several verses at a time and discusses them in the contexts of the time they were written, the prevailing religious thought, and their admittedly proseletizing purpose. He demonstrates how Matthew took ideas from the Hebrew Scriptures and showed that they predicted the coming of Christ. He also tells that many of these references were inappropriate, but because Matthew was intended for the Jews, this method was used. Beyond this, though, Barclay explains the meaning of the words and deeds of Christ, making opaque parables and homilies clear and compelling. The love of Christ and his ministry to save mankind come alive in this book. Barclay elucidates the message of Christ in a powerful, heart-gripping and understandable way. I am a Jew, and recommend this book to people of any faith if they wish to understand Matthew.
very thought provoking Apr 17, 2000
this book is really good...i especially enjoyed the depth of knowledge and insight. it tells you how customs and manners were relevent to that time period and why people did the things they did during that time. ive been looking for books of this nature for a long time and finally found some. it is a very good book and i will probably buy the entire series.
Thorough yet readable study on the Gospel of Matthew Sep 4, 1998
This is one of the two volumes Barclay wrote on the Gospel of Matthew - each covering roughly half of this book of the Bible. These are a part of his series on the New Testament, where Barclay clearly discusses each section of each book of this portion of the Bible. Each section of the book starts with William Barclay's personal translation of the text and then goes into a discussion of the text, the times, the culture, the people, and the beliefs surrounding the text. William Barclay talks about the Bible in the context of when it was written and how it applies today. It is not surprising that the writings of this scholar hold up now as they did 30 years ago. Funny how truth stays the same year after year - it keeps going, and going...