Matthias Kondradt’s commentary on the Gospel of Matthew provides a helpful amalgamation of his work on Matthew’s theology as it relates to Israel and the Gentiles in the plan of God. One can see that Konradt’s earlier work, Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew, is a foundational work for this commentary. Konradt’s commentary demonstrates that Matthew is a thematic work that is an “artfully arranged whole” (p. 1) to show the fulfillment of OT Scripture and highlight Jesus and his church’s mission to Israel and the nations.

Konradt divides his work with an introduction and the main commentary. The commentary begins with a brief introduction that presents the basic structure, themes, authorship, source material, and background context of Matthew. After the title of Matthew (1:1), the commentary then proceeds with the following six subsections: (1) the prologue of Jesus’s ministry (1:2–4:16), (2) Jesus’s ministry in...

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