New Testament scholar and professor David L. Turner offers a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on Matthew in this latest addition to the "BECNT" series. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, Turner leads readers through all aspects of the "Gospel of Matthew" - sociological, historical, and theological - to help them better understand and explain this key New Testament book. He also includes important insights into the Jewish background of this Gospel. As with all "BECNT" volumes, Matthew features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text. This commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series - academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility - making it a useful tool for students, professors, and pastors. The user-friendly design includes shaded-text chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.