Sacra Pagina - The Gospel of Matthew
AUTHOR Daniel J Harrington, SJ
Matthew wrote his Gospel from his perspective as a Jew. It is with sensitivity to this perspective that Father Harrington undertakes this commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.
After an introduction, he provides a literal translation of each section in Matthew's Gospel and explains the textual problems, philological difficulties, and other matters in the notes. He then presents a literary analysis of each text (content, form, use of sources, structure), examines the text against its Jewish background, situates it in the context of Matthew's debate with other first-century Jews, and reflects on its significance for Christian theology and Christian-Jewish relations. Includes an updated bibliography and appendix.
The goal of The Sacra Pagina series is to provide sound, critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning.
Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, PhD, is a professor of New Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Cambridge, Massachusetts.