The previous verse ends with jesus being named by his father. Chapter 2 chapter 3 digression 1 john and isaiah 40 chapter 4 digression 2 the wilderness temptations chapter 5 chapter 6 chapter 7 digression 3 judge not chapter 8 digression 4 let the dead bury their dead digression 5 legion and the gadarene pigs chapter 9 digression 6. Now after they had left, an angel of the lord appeared to joseph in a dream and said, get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to egypt, and remain there until i tell you. The passage, which tells of the quest of the magi to find the infant jesus, has thus been interpreted to mean that the magi were persian astrologers who used their occult means to ascertain the. Commentary on the book of gospel of matthew by matthew. Matthew 2 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. Dec 11, 2011 this is an edited manuscript of a sermon i preached at calvary baptist church, west campus, on december 11th, 2011. My aim with this commentary is to provide you with an outline from my years of studying the bible so that, no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradion of men, according to the elementary principles of the it world, rather than according to christ. Matthew 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this. Matthew henrys most popular book is matthew henrys commentary on the whole bible. The story of the visit of the magi has the ring of a folk tale, as is obvious by how the narrative threads begin to unravel when subject to the questions one might ask about a real life situation. With him, as with plato, the magi were thought of as observers of the heavens. A road led south to bethlehem, which was about six miles from jerusalem, so the rest of the magis journey probably did not take very long.
Commentary on the book of gospel of matthew by matthew henry. David guzik commentary on matthew 2, which gives an account of the wise. Buy commentary on the whole bible 2nd revised edition by henry, matthew isbn. These were the bible professors and leading ministers of their day. Nothing is said about the attitude of the accusers, and they doubtless hung their heads in shame. The mission of biblical foundations is to help restore the biblical foundations for the family, the church, and society. In order to help believers defend biblical, historic. Chapter 2 of matthew the author skips past the birth of jesus, which is only announced in chapter 1. Matthew henrys commentary on the whole bible is an exhaustive study tool, used by countless scholars and laymen for well over 100 years. Some christians in the world finished celebrating christmas in january. The lords coming and the gathering together of the elect in israel. The book of matthew, chapter 18 king james version. Matthew 2 the magi visit the messiah after bible gateway. This verse deals with the arrival of the magi at the court of herod the great in jerusalem.
The wise men are under no kind of doubts in their inquiry. Israel, for those who were seeking the childs life are dead matthew 2. His individual commentary in the series is also available separately as a two volume paperback vol. The wise men reach jerusalemthe sanhedrim, on herods demand, pronounce bethlehem to be. The magi, better known as the three wise men, are some of the most wellknown figures in the bible.
In the text, matthew describes the extensive genealogy of jesus. Christian tradition has always regarded this matthew as one of the twelve disciples check him out in 9. It is very well written and includes an abundance of connections between matthew and the rest of the bible, such as the life of jesus as a retelling of the story of israel itself. If you want a commentary on the book written by matthewi would look elsewhere. Finalists for best books in new testament studies in 2019. The story essentially tells of the homage of these magi to the one who was born king of the jews. The title lets us know that the story were about to read is a gospel see genre and that it was written by someone named matthew. And when they had departed, lo, the angel of the lord appeared in dreams to joseph, saying, arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into egypt, and be thou there until i have told thee. Matthew 2, new international version niv the bible app.
The magi in matthew 2 are depicted as persons who do as they are instructed, who seek no honor for themselves, and who gladly humble themselves, kneeling even before a woman and a child. Who were the wise men magi, new international version. This is not the only incredible journey, for matthew 2 also includes a brief. Zerrs commentary on selected books of the new testament. For some of our brothers, january 6 is the high point of the christmas season because that day is called epiphany. After the magi have left jerusalem, they come and worship jesus 2. One may suspect, at any rate, that the first star of pisces is what the magi 2. Biblical commentaries often see symbolic meanings in the specific gifts. Matthew 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this versebyverse commentary contain gems of information found nowhere outside the ancient jewish writings hi. Matthew teach the text commentary series kindle edition. Herod the king of gods people, however, acted like a pagan king. Phillips the new testament in modern english, use the word astrologers, a rendering that is obviously incorrect and illogical when one studies this matthew 2 episode in conjunction with other scriptures. The aforesaid logic was suggested to the minds of the multitude and they expressed themselves to that effect.
Jesus disciples would go to many places all over the world to tell people his message matthew 28. Working preacher is a ministry brought to you by luther seminary. Clearly, they fit the image of servants better than that of kings. In matthew 1 the reader learns about the birth of jesus. But thanks to a jealous and murderous king herod, jesus and company have to flee from judea to egypt until god gives them the green light to return home. Matthew 2 commentary john gills exposition on the whole. Commentary on the gospel according to matthew author. Thanks to the role they play in the traditional christmas story as mysterious visitors who bring gifts to the newborn jesus, they are probably more familiar to the general public than far more important new testament figures, such as the apostle. Out of christ, god is a consuming fire, but in christ, a reconciled father. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading matthew teach the text commentary series. Matthew 2 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. Matthew 2 commentary matthew henry commentary on the.
Aug 21, 2011 the pagan magi worshiped the true king of the jews. Saying, where is he that is born king of the jews that is, their lawful and hereditary sovereign, herod not being such. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. John basically told them that you talk of repentance but you have no fruit to show for it.
His commentary is distinctive in its emphasis on the socialhistorical context of the gospel. Matthew 2 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Many other people who were not jews would believe later. Further, the gospel of matthew is by nature an extremely jewish book, and goes out of its way to appeal to jewish readers, thus, for example, matthew s high veneration of the law and his appeal to messianic prophecies. Jesus, who is also known as christ, was a descendant of three sets of fourteen generations stemming from abraham to david. Posted in bible studies, the gospel of matthew, uncategorized tagged birth of jesus, herod the great, herod the great magi, infant jesus worshiped, jesus message, magi, magi follow star, magi worship jesus, mary mother of jesus, matthew 2, matthew 2 commentary, star leading to jesus, the book, three gifts of the magi, three magi, three wisemen. The ancestry and birth of christ, the son of the living god this genealogy is quite unlike that in luke 3. This commentary covers every chapter and nearly every verse in the bible, providing a thorough commentary on the holy scriptures. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesthe gospel of. The pagan magi worshiped the true king of the jews.
Labored efforts to reconcile the two generally lead to suppositions concerning levirate marriages in which the issue had two fathers the legal and the actual, and also to various renditions of the same name, and other devices pressed into service for the purpose of achieving. The general condition of the disciples and of the world during the time of the testimony, to the end of verse 14. We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him. These men were adept in the magical arts, they were at best governors or kings from a pagan nation and on top of that they were probably astrologers as well as. Instead of shepherds, matthew gives us magi from the east. If you want a commentary on the book written by matthew i would look elsewhere. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Jun 12, 2008 his individual commentary in the series is also available separately as a two volume paperback vol. All of these points are expanded upon in the gospel of matthew. May 02, 2017 the mission of biblical foundations is to help restore the biblical foundations for the family, the church, and society. This is an edited manuscript of a sermon i preached at calvary baptist church, west campus, on december 11th, 2011. Matthew and the magi by gregory rogers bible answer man. Like france and carson, keener is an outstanding exegete.
Epiphany means manifestation and january 6 was the date the early church settled on as the time the wise men arrived in bethlehem from the east. Matthew 2 commentary william barclays daily study bible. My aim with this commentary is to provide you with an outline from my years of studying the bible so that, no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradion of men, according to the elementary principles of. We have enlisted hundreds of friends biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians and pastors dedicated to the craft of biblical preaching to provide you timely, compelling and trustworthy content. Read and study matthew 1 with the versebyverse bible commentary. The wise men from the east also called magi had already come to worship him matthew 2. Books by matthew henry author of matthew henrys commentary. The chapter opens after jesus was born in bethlehem 2. She was promised in marriage to a man called joseph. What the wise men are still teaching a sermon on matthew 2. Outline adapted from the wycliffe bible commentary 1. The period marked out by the fact that the abomination of desolation stands in the holy place v. Longing to see all the world rest on biblical foundations. This is the sum of the gospel, which we must by faith cheerfully embrace.
Matthews gospel free bible commentary in easy english. One thing has always bothered me about the story of the magi. Read and study matthew 1 with the versebyverse bible commentary hi, sign out. Matthew reinforces these points by reminding us that it is the pagans who worshiped jesus. Worship the magi represent the first of many characters to worship jesus in matthew 2. Matthew henrys commentary on the whole biblebook of matthew. The life of jesus starts out pretty well, with awesome birthday presents from some wise men who track him down by following a star. Thanks to the role they play in the traditional christmas story as mysterious visitors who bring gifts to the newborn jesus, they are probably more familiar to the general public than far more important new testament figures, such as the apostle paul or john the baptist. In order to help believers defend biblical, historic christianity, this site provides biblically based, theologically grounded, and missionally oriented resources on a variety of topics. Verily i say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. Matthew 2 the magi and the attempt on jesus life by. It is interesting that many modern translators, who should know better, render magi as wise men when, in fact, magi were astrologers. Chapter 2 chapter 3 digression 1 john and isaiah 40 chapter 4 digression 2 the wilderness temptations chapter 5 chapter 6 chapter 7 digression 3 judge not chapter 8 digression 4 let the dead bury their dead digression 5 legion and the gadarene pigs chapter 9 digression 6 the table manners of jesus chapter 10.
Gospel of matthew 1 commentary new testament matthew. Study of the book of matthew by pastor paul leboutillier of calvary chapel ontario, oregon. Matthew 2 new international version niv the magi visit the messiah. Living in the town of nazareth was a young woman called mary. Dec 26, 2012 posted in bible studies, the gospel of matthew, uncategorized tagged birth of jesus, herod the great, herod the great magi, infant jesus worshiped, jesus message, magi, magi follow star, magi worship jesus, mary mother of jesus, matthew 2, matthew 2 commentary, star leading to jesus, the book, three gifts of the magi, three magi, three wisemen. Jun 14, 2011 proponents of astrology have long appealed to matthew 2. Jesus has come, and now the significance of his coming begins. Matthew teach the text commentary series kindle edition by brown, jeannine k download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. C wise men were originally the priestly caste among the persians and babylonians. Matthew 2 niv bible after jesus was born in bethlehem in. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church.
And if they had recourse to the holy books of israel, which they very well could. Study matthew 2 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Due to technical difficulties the first half of this video contains photographic still images. The wise men reach jerusalemthe sanhedrim, on herods demand, pronounce bethlehem to be messiahs predicted birthplace matthew 2. Proponents of astrology have long appealed to matthew 2.
The working preacher team believes that god uses good biblical preaching to change lives. Matthew henry has 569 books on goodreads with 12203 ratings. As a result, their grandmother never received acknowledgments of the generous checks she had given the children. After jesus was born in bethlehem in judea, during the time of king herod, magi from the east came to jerusalem and asked, where is the one who has been born king of the jews. Add to this that immediately after their departure, matthew 2.1584 355 1369 622 19 695 540 1164 691 487 1185 768 1532 596 955 959 607 199 1606 911 1435 482 1285 1372 1475 633 188 1199 1095 1339 480 1374 1490 947 547 56 58 342 484