The Sermon on the Mount commentary,  bibliography

This bibliography lists the primary works on the Sermon on the Mount that were consulted in the preparation of the Commentary and its associated background pages, and follows the Society for Biblical Literature Manual of Style. In the interests of brevity it excludes:

  • works that were only pertinent to a particular page and which are already cited on that page
  • works of a more general reference nature (as these may be found listed here);
  • translation of ancient works (as these may be found listed here);
  • a list of bible translations consulted, together with any statements required when citing them (these may be found here).

Those seeking a more extensive list of works on the Sermon on the Mount should consult the Annotated Bibliography for the Sermon on the Mount.

À Lapide, Cornelius Cornelii. The Great Commentary of Cornelius À Lapide. Translated by Thomas W. Mossman. 4th edition. 8 vols. London: John Hodges, 1890. Cited 4 Nov. 2009. Online:

Barclay, William. The Old Law & The New Law. Edinburgh:Saint Andrews Press, 1972.

Betz, Hans Dieter. Sermon on the Mount: A Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount, Including the Sermon on the Plain (Matthew 5:3-7:27 and Luke 6:20-49). Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. Edited by Adela Yarbro Collins. Ausberg: Fortress, 1995. 

Bonhoeffer, Deitrich. The Cost of Discipleship. London: SCM, 2001. First published in translation. Reprint of The Cost of Discipleship. Translated by R. H. Fuller (with somerevision by Irmgard Booth). London: SCM Press, 1948; Translation of Nachfulge. Chr. Kaiser Verlag: Munich,1937. 

Byargeon, Rick W. “Echoes of Wisdom in the Lord’s Prayer (Matt 6:9-13)”. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society Volume 41, 2 (1998):344-365. 

Carson, Donald A. Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and His Confrontation with the World: An Exposition of Matthew 5-10. Grand Rapids, Mi: Global Christian, 2000. 

Chrysostom, John. Homilies on Matthew. Translated by Kevin Knight. 2007. Cited 19 Oct 2007. Online:

Davies, William David. The Setting of the Sermon on the Mount. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1964. 

France, Richard Thomas. The Gospel According to Matthew: An Introduction and Commentary in Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Edited by Leon Morris. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans, 1985; Paperback reprint edition. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1995. 

Furguson, Sinclair B. The Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Life in a Fallen World. Edinburgh, UK: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1987.  

Gore, Charles. The Sermon on the Mount: A Practical Exposition. London: John Murray, 1896; London: John Murray, 1904; Charleston, S.C.: BiblioLife, 2009. 

Grant, Robert M. “The Sermon on the Mount in Early Christianity.” Semeia 12 (1978):215–31. 

Greenman P. Jeffrey, Timothy Larsen, and Stephen R. Spencer, eds. The Sermon on the Mount Through the Centuries. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2007.

Jeremias, Joachim. Sermon on the Mount. The Ethel M. Wood Lecture delivered before the University of London on 7 March 1961. Translated by Norman Perrin. London: The Athelone Press, 1961; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1963. 

Jones, E. Stanley. The Christ of the Mount: A working philosophy of life. London:Hoder & Stoughton, 1931. Reprint London:Hoder & Stoughton, 1935. 

Lindberg, Tod. “What the Beatitudes Teach.” Policy Review No. 144, August and September 2007. Hoover Institute, Stanford University. Cited: 2 Sep 2009. Online:

Lloyd-Jones, Martyn. Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, Volume 1 (Matthew V). London:Inter Varsity Fellowship. 1959. Reprinted 1962. 

Luther, Martin. Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount. Translator Charles A. Hay. Translation of Johann K. Irmischer, editor. [Luther’s Works, exact title undisclosed], Vol 43. Erlangen: Heyder & Zimmer, 1854; originally published 1532. Cited:2 Sep 2009.  Online:

Luz, Ulrich. Matthew 1-7. Hermeneia: A Critical And Historical Commentary On The Bible. Edited by Helmut Koester. Translated by James E. Crouch. Minneapolis:Augsburg Fortress, 2007. 

Mounce, H. R.Sermon on the Mount.” Pages 1078-1080 in D. R. W. Wood. New Bible Dictionary, Leicester:InterVarsity Press, 1996, c1982, c1962. 

Origen. Commentary on Matthew. Translated by John Patrick. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 9. Edited by Allan Menzies. Buffalo, N.Y.: Christian Literature, 1896; Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. Cited 30 Sep 2009. Online:

Quarles, Charles. Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ's Message to the Modern Church. NAC Studies in Bible & Theology. Series Editor E. Ray Clendenen. Nashville, B&H Academic.2011.

Smith, Lee. Old Doctrines, New Light: The Gospel of Matthew. 2001. Cited 1 Dec 2009. Online:

Stott, John Robert Walmsley. The Message of the Sermon on the Mount: Christian Counter CultureEdited by J. A. Motyer, J. R. W. Stott and D. Tidball. The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament Series; Leicester: InterVarsity Press, 2003. Original edition, 1978.

Tehan, Thomas and Abernathy, David. An Exegetical Summary of the Sermon on the Mount. 2nd ed. Dallas, TX: SIL International, 2008.

Tolstoy, Leo. What I believe. Translated by Constantine Popoff. London: Elliot Stock, 1885.

Vermes, Geza. The Authentic Gospel of Jesus. Allan Lane, 2003; Reprint, London: Penguin, 2004. 

Willard, Dallas. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. London:Fount, 1998.

Wilmshurst, Steve. The Kingdom Manifesto: An Exploration of the Sermon on the Mount. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2002.

Wright, Nicholas Thomas (writing as Tom Wright). Matthew for Everyone, Part 1. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2002.