ABOUT THE BOOK: Matthew, the Hebrew Gospel (Volume I) is a clear, contextual commentary on Matthew 1-8 that brings out the Jewishness of the Messiah in an easy-to-read format. First-century historians and early church fathers documented that Matthew wrote his gospel in the Hebrew language before it was later translated into Greek. The style of Matthew's writing also confirms a Hebrew beginning. Matthew probably wrote his gospel at a much earlier date than what many scholars have supposed. To whom was Matthew writing? What was he trying to convey to his readers? Interwoven throughout this commentary are numerous historical facts and Jewish traditions during the time of Christ that make the scriptures easier to understand. How did the Old Testament scriptures parallel with the words and works of the Messiah? The evidence is clearly given by the former tax collector and now disciple, Matthew, that Jesus of Nazareth was the long-awaited Messiah. So what kept the religious leaders from knowing who He was? Evangelist Carroll Roberson brings years of Hebraic studies and extensive travels to the land of Israel to the table, which add a personal touch as well. Matthew, the Hebrew Gospel is unique, and one of the best commentaries that has ever been written on Matthew's gospel. **** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carroll Roberson has been in full-time evangelism since 1985. He is the host of a weekly TV program, This Is Carroll Roberson, sharing Christian music and Bible teaching. Carroll has recorded over forty musical albums and is widely known for his songwriting and easy-listening style. Roberson has authored four other books: The Christ, How to Enjoy Jesus, In the Fullness of Time, and Jesus and the Five Senses. His real love over the years has been researching the Jewish roots of the scriptures and hosting tours to Israel.