The Collegeville Commentary series is a Catholic set of commentaries for
the books of the Bible. Most of the commentaries are individual (ie:
one commentary for one book of the Bible), and the commentary on Matthew
is one of those. When I say that it is a Catholic commentary, I mean
that it is written by someone of the Catholic faith, and as such all
interpretation will be done from the Catholic standpoint.
is a paperback book of over 100 pages. The top portion of each page
contains the actual Biblical verses, while the lower portion of each
page contains the commentary. The two are easily delineated, and the
format is not confusing. Another nice feature to the individual books
(like this one) as compared to the compendium (you can buy the Old or
New Testament commentaries as single books) is that these contain
pictures of sites important to Jesus' ministry, and where appropriate
maps of the areas as well. Also, the compendiums do not have the
Biblical verses but only contain the commentaries.