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This work is an abbreviated version of the monumental, three-volume 'Matthew, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary' in the International Critical Commentary series (ICC). Davies and Allison's magisterial work is considered to be the standard work on Matthew and is still a best-selling title. Retaining all the important features of the ICC volumes, this Shorter Commentary includes the new translation of the Gospel as well as a condensed introduction and a summary of the main exegetical points in a non-technical verse-by-verse commentary. For those who lack the linguistic and historical grounding, or the time, to deal with the ICC volume, this shorter volume is an accessible, affordable and practical alternative.
W. D. Davies was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Emeritus Professor of Christian Origins, Duke University. Dale C. Allison is Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Early Christianity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.