b'BIBLICAL STUDIESMATTHEW THROUGH OLD TESTAMENT EYESA Background and Application CommentaryTHROUGH OLD TESTAMENT EYES SERIESDAVID B. CAPESA New Testament commentary steeped in the Old Testament.Through Old Testament Eyes is a new kind of commentary series that illuminates the Old Testament backgrounds, allusions, patterns, and ref-erences that saturate the New Testament. These links were second nature to the New Testament authors and their audiences, but todays readers often cannot see them. Bible teachers, preachers, and students commit-ted to understanding Scripture will gain insight through these rich Old Testament connections, which clarify puzzling passages and explain oth-ers in fresh ways.The Gospel of Matthew contains both overt and subtle connections to the Old Testament, capitalizing on the scriptural literacy of the works original, first-century Jewish audience. These complex and multifaceted connections are not always recognized by todays readers, meaning signif-icant ideas can be easily missed or misappropriated. David Capes eluci-dates these extensive backgrounds, echoes, quotations, ways of thinking, andpatternsofliving,showinghowGodsplanintroducedinthe Hebrew Scripturesis revealed through the very person, work, life, and ministry of Jesus.Avoidingoverlytechnicaldiscussionsandinterpretivedebatesto concentrate on Old Testament influences, this book combines rigorous, focused New Testament scholarship with deep respect for the entire bib-lical text.David Capes applies his extensive knowl- David B. Capes (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the edgeoftheOldTestamentandSecondExecutive Director of the Lanier Theological Library. He taught for more Temple Judaism to reveal the world of Jesusthan thirty years in various colleges and graduate schools around the in Matthews Gospel. Matthew Through Oldcountry. He earned his PhD in New Testament. He is the author, coauthor, Testament Eyes adds layers of historical andeditor, or coeditor of several books, including The Divine Christ and Redis-theological context to familiar verses andcovering Paul.shedslightonpuzzlingpassages.Capess long-standing friendships with rabbis is evi-dent in his careful descriptions of Jesuss interlocutors. Everyone preaching or teach-ing on Matthew should have this commen-tary ready to hand. Lynn Cohick, Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Director, Houston Theological Seminary978-0-8254-4478-4$30.99Paperback6 x 9400 pagesReligion / Biblical Commentary /New Testament / Jesus, the Gospels KREGEL& Acts A C A D E M I CKregel AcademicRights: WorldMarch 26, 202414kregel.com/academic'