The Logos Bible Software “Free book of the Month” is Urlich Luz’s excellent Matthew 1-7 in the Hermenia series from Fortress Press and for a mere $1.99 you can get the second volume (Matthew 8-20). These volumes retail for $75 each! Luz taught at Göttingen University and the University of Bern in Switzerland until his retirement in 2003 and is one of the premier interpreters of Matthew.
Typical of the Hermenia commentary series, this is a highly detailed exegetical commentary which interacts fully with the text of Matthew as well as the best in critical scholarship. Luz provides detailed bibliographies for each pericope, analyzes the structure and redaction history (especially important for the Sermon on the Mount). The exegesis often takes into account the history of interpretation (see, for example, on the “Golden Rule” in Matthew 7:12). He concludes with a “meaning for today” section.
As is typical, Logos is running a giveaway- the entire Hermenia…
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