Matthias Konradt, Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew

Published 2014

Translated by Kathleen Ess.

For the Baylor University Press page, see here.

For the Mohr Siebeck Verlag BMSEC series page, see here.

For the German version, see here.

For Matthias Konradt’s English-Language Publications, see here.

For Matthias Konradt’s “German Scholars” post, see here.

For Matthias Konradt’s University webpage, see here.


Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew is full of original observations and fresh arguments. Konradt has built a new foundation for all future work on the crucial topic of Israel and the Church in Matthew’s Gospel.” — Dale C. Allison, Jr., Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary

“A meticulous yet sweeping study of Matthew’s narrative … A very important book for Matthean scholars to engage” — Fred W. Burnett, Anderson University

“This is a major synthetic work on Matthean ecclesiology that captures a strong trend in current Matthean studies … Through his meticulously argued and heavily documented thesis, Konradt has presented a view of Matthew’s ecclesiology that is compelling and comprehensive” — Donald Senior, Catholic Theological Union

Published Reviews of the English Version

“The book is essential reading for anyone working on Matthew’s Gospel and should be numbered among the most important Matthean works of the last decade. This is for three reasons: (1) Konradt’s detailed exegetical work; (2) his comprehensiveness in treating the whole of the Gospel; and (3) his constructive and fresh post-supersessionistic interpretation of Matthew’s theology of Israel and the Church. In a manner not often achieved in one book, the work couples minute attention to detail with synthetic integration.” — Joel Willitts, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 58 (2015), pp. 827-831:

Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew is a meticulously researched and provocative challenge to latent anti-Semitism and supersessionist theology within Matthean studies.”  — Chance Bonar, Neotestamentica 49.2 (2015), pp. 457-462:

“This important study is a translation of the original German monograph published by Mohr Siebeck in 2007 … Konradt’s detailed and updated study on a topical Matthean theme will be widely welcomed by those students and scholars who read only English.” — David C. Sim, Religious Studies Review 42/1 (2016), p. 41:

“Ably translated from the German original by Kathleen Ess, this work brings to an English audience an exceptionally thorough and cogent reading of Matthew’s theology… For those who want to discover in depth the theology of Matthew’s gospel as well as understand the profound relationship between Judaism and Christianity, this is a book to savor.” — Donald Senior, The Bible Today (2016), p. 293:

“Konradt presents a powerful synthesis of Matthean ecclesiology and shows that interpretations of the Gospel that succumb to an easy assumption that sees the church (and/or Gentiles) and Israel as competing entities with the former replacing the latter cannot explain numerous nuances of Matthew. Overall, I found Konradt’s argument to be persuasive on a number of levels even though there are some remaining difficulties.” — Joshua Jipp, Bulletin for Biblical Research 26.1 (2016), 130-132 (132).

Blog Responses

Joel Willitts (June 7, 2015): Matthew and the People and the Land of Israel

Joel Willitts (June 9, 2015): Matthias Konradt on “Israel” and the “Church”

For Wayne Coppins blog posts on this volume, see here.

Reviews of the German version

See here.

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