Gospel of Matthew

Verse-by-Verse Commentaries:

Donald A. Carson, "Matthew" in Expositor's Bible Commentary, Vol. VIII, Zondervan 1984.
W. D. Davies and Dale Allison, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew (ICC),
_____T & T Clark, 1991. (three vols.) ***1/2
Richard France, Matthew (Tyndale), Eerdmans, 1990.***1/2
David E. Garland, Reading Matthew: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the First Gospel,
Smyth & Helwys, 1999.****
Donald Hagner, Matthew (Word), Word Books, 1995. (two vols.) ****

Monographs, Compilations, and Studies:

David R. Bauer, The Structure of Matthews Gospel: A Study in Literary Design (Bible and Literature Series, 15), Almond Press,
Donald A. Carson, God With Us: Themes from Matthew, Regal Books, 1985. ***1/2
Warren Carter, Matthew: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist, Hendrickson, 1996.***1/2
________ What are They Saying About Matthew's Sermon on the Mount? Paulist, 1994.
Robert H. Gundry, The Use of the Old Testament in Saint Matthew's Gospel (Novum Testamentum Supplement Series, 43),
_____Brill Academic, 1967. ****
Jack Dean Kingsbury, Matthew: Structure, Christology, Kingdom, Fortress, 1974.****1/2
________ Matthew as Story
, Fortress, 1998.
Andrej Kodjak,
A Structural Analysis of the Sermon on the Mount (Religion and Reason, 34), Mouton De Gruyter, 1986.****
David D. Kupp, Matthew's Emmanuel: Divine Presence and God's People in the First Gospel (SNTS Monograph, 90), Cambridge
_____University Press, 1997.****
William L. Kynes, A Christology of Solidarity: Jesus as Representative of His People in Matthew, University Press of America, 1991.
Mark A. Powell, God With Us: A Pastoral Theology of Matthew's Gospel, Fortress, 1995. ****
Herman N. Ridderbos, Matthew's Witness to Jesus Christ: The King and the Kingdom, Association Press, 1958. ****
Ned B. Stonehouse, The Witness of Matthew and Mark to Christ, Eerdmans, 1958.****1/2
Yong-Eiu Yang, Jesus and the Sabbath in Matthew's Gospel (JSNT Supplement, 139), Sheffield Academic, 1997.

Articles and Essays:

Derke P.Bergsma, "The Garden of Jesus' Agony: Matthew 26:36-56," Kerux 3.1 (May 1988).
Charles G. Dennison, "What is the Gospel? Matthew 11:2-6," Kerux 10.1 (May 1995).
________ "Jesus, the Multitudes and Us," Kerux 2.2 (Sept 1987).
James T. Dennison Jr.
, "A Babe and the Babes of Bethlehem: Matthew 2:1-18," Kerux 3.3 (Dec 1988).
Donald A. Hagner, "Matthew's Eschatology" in To Tell the Mystery: Essays on New Testament Eschatology in Honor of Robert H.
____ Gundry (JSNT Supplement, 100) ed. T. Schmidt and M. Silva, Sheffield Academic, 1994: 49-71.
Jack Dean Kingsbury, "The Rhetoric of Comprehension in the Gospel of Matthew," New Testament Studies 41 (1995): 358-377.
________ "The Significance of the Cross within the Plot of Matthew's Gospel: A Study in Narrative Criticism" in The Synoptic Gospels:
____ Source Criticism and the New Literary Criticism (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 110) ed. Camille Focant,
____ Peeters, 1993: 263-279.
________ "The Stilling of the Storm (Matthew 8:23-27)" in All Things New (ed. J. D. Kingsbury et al), Word and World Supplement,
____1992: 101-108.
________ "The Place, Structure, and Meaning of the Sermon on the Mount within Matthew," Interpretation 41 (1987): 131-143.
________ "The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen and the Secret of Jesus' Divine Sonship in Matthew: Some Literary-Critical
_____Observations," JBL 105 (1986): 643-655.
________ "Form and Message of Matthew," Interpretation 29 (1975): 13-23.
________ "The Composition and Christology of Matt 28:16-20," JBL 93 (1974): 573-584.
________ "The Structure of Matthew's Gospel and his Concept of Salvation-History, CBQ 35 (1973): 451-474.
Geerhardus Vos, "The Essence of Christianity (Matthew 16:24, 25)" in Grace and Glory, Banner of Truth, 1994: 182-196.

Further Reading:


Craig L. Blomberg, Matthew (New American Commentary), Broadman and Holman, 1992.
M. Eugene Boring, "The Gospel of Matthew" in New Interpreter's Bible, Vol. 8, Abingdon, 1994.
Frederick Dale Bruner, The Christbook: A Historical/Theological Commentary on Matthew 1-12, Word, 1987
________ The Churchbook: A Historical/Theological Commentary on Matthew 13-28, Word, 1987.
Robert H. Gundry,
Matthew: A Commentary on His Literary and Theological Art, Eerdmans, 1982.***1/2
Craig S. Keener, Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Eerdmans, 1999.
Daniel Patte, The Gospel According to Matthew: A Structural Commentary on Matthew's Faith, Augsburg-Fortress, 1987.
Eduard Schweizer, The Good News According to Matthew, Westminster John Knox, 1975.


Hans Dieter Betz, Essays on the Sermon on the Mount, Fortress, 1985.
Birger Gerhardson, Testing of God's Son: Matt 4: 1-11: An Analysis of an Early Christian Midrash (Coniectanea Biblica: New Testament Series, 2),

_____Coronet Books, 1966.
John Paul Heil, The Death and Resurrection of Jesus: A Narrative-Critical Reading of Matthew 26-28, Fortress, 1991.
Jack Dean Kingsbury, The Parables in Matthew 13: A Study in Redaction Criticism, SPCK, 1977.
P. P. Kotzé, et al (eds.), The Structure of Matthew 1-13: An Exploration into Discourse Analysis (Neotestamentica, 11), New Testament Society
_____of South Africaa, 1977.
David C. Sim, Apocalyptic Eschatology In The Gospel Of Matthew (SNTS Monograph, ), Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Gary Yamasaki, John the Baptist in Life and Death: Audience-Oriented Criticism of Matthew's Narrative (), Sheffield Academic, 1998.

Richard E. Menninger, Israel and the Church in the Gospel of Matthew (American University Studies, Series 7: Theology and Religion, 162),
_____Peter Lang, 1994.

Articles / Essays:

Andries G. Van Aarde, "The First Testament in the Gospel of Matthew," Hervormde Teologiese Studies 53 (1997): 126-145.
Daniel L. Akin, "A Discourse Analysis of the Temptation of Jesus Christ as Recorded in Matthew 4:1-11, " Occasional Papers in Translation
____ and Textlinguistics 1 (1987): 78-86.
Dale C. Allison, "The Structure of the Sermon on the Mount," JBL 106 (1987): 423-45.
Robert Banks, "Matthew's Understanding of the Law: Authenticity and Interpretation in Matthew 5:17-20," JBL 93 (1974): 226-42.
David R. Bauer, "The Major Characters of Matthew's Story: Their Function and Significance," Interpretation 46 (1992): 347-356.
Warren Carter, "Kernels and Narrative Blocks: The Structure of Matthew's Gospel," CBQ 54 (1992): 463- 481.
________ "Jesus' 'I Have Come' Statements in Matthew's Gospel," CBQ 60 (1998): 44-62.
David J. Clark and Jan de Waard, "Discourse Structure in Matthew's Gospel," Scriptura 1 (1982): 1-97.
H. J. Bernard Combrink, "The Structure of the Gospel of Matthew as Narrative," Tyndale Bulletin 34 (1983): 61-90.
Christian R. Davis, "Structural Analysis of Jesus’ Narrative Parables: A Conservative Approach," GTJ 9 (1988): 191-204.
Karl Paul Donfried, "The Allegory of the Ten Virgins (Matt. 25:1-13) as a Summary of Matthean Theology," JBL 93 (1974): 415-28.
Paul Frederick Feiler, "The Stilling of the Storm in Matthew: A Response to Günther Bornkamm," JETS 26 (1983): 399-406.
Robert A. Guelich, "The Matthean Beatitudes: 'Entrance-Requirements' or Eschatalogical Blessings?" JBL 95 (1976): 415-34.
Homer Heater, Jr., "Matthew 2:6 and its Old Testament Sources," JETS 26 (1983): 395-397.
Norman A. Huffman, "Atypical Features in the Parables of Jesus," JBL 97 (June 1978): 207-20.
Arland J. Hultgren "Things New and Old at Matthew 13:52" in All Things New (ed. J. D. Kingsbury et al), Word and World Supplement,
____ 1992: 109-117.
Frank Matera, "The Plot of Matthew’s Gospel," CBQ 49 (1987): 233-253.
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, "The Structure of Matthew XIV-XVII," Revue Biblique 82 (1975): 360-384.
Mark Allen Powell, "Toward a Narrative-Critical Understanding of Matthew," Interpretation 46 (1992): 341–346.
Jack Dean Kingsbury, "The Plot of Matthew's Story," Interpretation 46 (1992):
________ "On Following Jesus: The "Eager" Scribe and the "Reluctant" Disciple (Matthew 8:18-22)" New Testament Studies 34 (1988): 45-59.
________ "The Figure of Jesus in Matthew's Story: A Literary-Critical Probe (2 parts)," JSNT 21 (1984): 3-36; 25 (1985): 61-81.
________ "Observations on the 'Miracle Chapters' of Matthew 8-9," CBQ 40 (1978): 559-573.
________ "The Title 'Son of Man' in Matthew's Gospel," CBQ 37 (1975) : 193-202.
________ "The Title 'Son of God' in Matthew's Gospel," Biblical Theology Bulletin 5 (1975) 3-31.
________ "The Title 'Son of David' in Matthew's Gospel." JBL 95 (1976): 591-602.
________ "The Title 'Kyrios' in Matthew's Gospel," JBL 94 (1975): 246-255.
________ "Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith in Relation to Matthew's View of Time: Reactions to a New Approach," Concordia Theological
_____ Monthly 37 (1966): 500-510.
________ "The Composition and Christology of Matt. 28:16-20," JBL 93 (1974): 573-584.
________ "The Figure of Peter in Matthew's Gospel as a Theological Problem." JBL 98 (March 1979): 67-83.
________ "The Parable of the Wicked Husbandman and the Secret of Jesus' Divine Sonship in Matthew." JBL 105 (1986): 643-655.
________ "The Verb Akolouthein ('to Follow') as an Index of Matthew's View of his Community," JBL 97 (1978): 56-73.
Edgar Krentz, "The Extent of Matthew's Prologue: Toward the Structure of the First Gospel." JBL 83 (1964): 409-414.
David McClister, " 'Where Two Or Three Are Gathered Together': Literary Structure as a Key to Meaning in Matt 17:22-20:19," JETS 39 (1996):
John P. Meier, "John the Baptist in Matthew's Gospel," JBL 99 (1980): 383-405.
Helen Milton, "The Structure of the Prologue to St. Matthew's Gospel," JBL 81 (1962): 175-181.
Robert E. Morosco, "Matthew's Formation of a Commissioning Type-Scene Out of the Story of Jesus' Commissioning of the Twelve," JBL 103
_____(1984): 539-556.
Tommy B. Slater, "Notes on Matthew's Structure," JBL 99 (1980): 436.
W. Barnes Tatum, " 'The Origin of Jesus Messiah' (Matt 1:1, 18a): Matthew's Use of the Infancy Traditions," JBL 96 (1977): 523-535.
A. B. Taylor, "Decision in the Desert: The Temptation of Jesus in the Light of Deuteronomy," Interpretation 40 (1969): 300-306.
Willem Cornelis van Unnik, "Dominus Vobiscum: The Background of a Liturgical Formula" in Sparsa Collecta: The Collected Essays of W. C.
_____Van Unnik, part III (Novum Testamentum Supplement, 31), Brill Academic, 1997.

More Articles:

James I. H. McDonald, "Questioning and Discernment in Gospel Discourse: Communicative Strategy in Matthew 11:2-19" in Authenticating the Words of Jesus (ed. B. Chilton, et al), 1999: 333-361.
Warren Carter, "Narrative/Literary Approaches to Matthean Theology: The 'Reign of the Heavens' as an Example (Mt 4.17-5.12)," JSNT 67 (1997): 3-27.

Christopher R. Smith, "Literary Evidences of a Fivefold Structure in the Gospel of Matthew," New Testament Studies 43 (1997): 540-551.

Maarten J. J. Menken, "The Sources of the Old Testament Quotation in Matthew 2:23," JBL 120 (2001): 451-468.

Not Yet Reviewed

Dorothy J. Weaver, Matthew's Missionary Discourse: A Literary Critical Analysis (JSNT Supplement, 38), JSOT Press, 1990.

Russell B. Sisson, "Voices of Authority in the Sermon on the Mount" in Society of Biblical Literature (ed. E. Lovering, Jr.), 1997: 551-566.

Evald Lovestam, Jesus and 'This Generation': A New Testament Study (Coniectanea Biblica: New Testament Series, 25), Coronet Books, 1995.

Simon Chow, The Sign of Jonah Reconsidered: A Study of Its Meaning in the Gospel Traditions (Coniectanea Biblica: New Testament Series, 27),
_____Almqvist & Wiksell, 1995.

Guido Tisera, Universalism according to the Gospel of Matthew (Europäische Hochschulschriften, Reihe 23: Theologie, 482), Peter Lang, 1993.