A good portion of fifteen years of research and writing went into this formidable accomplishment, one of the most recent additions to the International Critical Commentary series. Its incorporation of expert readings in the history of interpretation, as well as the most detailed examination of the text itself, will make it the standard for all other work on Matthew for years, perhaps generations, to come. Indeed, it is difficult to see how it could be surpassed.
An Eighth Day View:
For over one hundred years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis -- linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological--with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series.
No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought. The first paperback editions to be published cover the heart of the New Testament, providing a wealth of information and research in accessible and attractive format.