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The Gospel of Matthew (New Daily Study Bible)
Dr. Barclay gives first the text for each day's study (in his own translation) and follows this with two or three pages of commentary. He has the happy faculty of making even the most seemingly unpromising passages fairly burst with meaning. Dr. Barclay's scholarship is so thorough and his style of writing so brisk that while he instructing the reader by what he says, he i ...more
Paperback, 2 pages
Published March 1st 1988 by Westminster John Knox Press
(first published 1956)
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Sep 09, 2013 Dr Author Wright, AA, AS, BS, MinB, MS, MinM, PhD, MinD, ThD rated it really liked it · review of another edition
The Gospel of Matthew Volume One by William Barclay is a very informative and comprehensive study on the gospel according to Saint Matthew. This first volume gives vivid insights to this sacred book of Saint Matthew and covers its first ten chapters. Dr Barclay takes a courageous stand on the teaching of Matthew and presents the birth and teaching of Jesus in a unique way. In truth, each chapter is carefully explained in a verse by verse format, and great care is given to Jesus’ birth, baptism, ...more
William Barclay was an excellent interpreter of the teachings of Jesus. He translated the New Testament from its early Greek format. His method was to endeavor to convey the meaning of Jesus' teachings, rather than to ensure his translations conformed to the doctrine of a given Christian sect. For this reason, I feel they are the most useful translations of the New Testament gospels. As with his several other books on the New Testament, this Gospel of Matthew is well worth reading. Barclay's two ...more
This thing is the best read before turning in that I've ever read. What a thought provoking author who looked deeply into our King James bible and sees the origins of its rhetoric and time effected words so that we might better find the intended meaning. I just love it! And I'm a guy for God's sake. Go figure!
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