A commentary on  the Sermon on the Mount

An early commentary

Scholarly man in bishop’s atire and surrounded by books
Boticelli portrait of St. Augustine
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Long before Boticelli (1445-1510) used his imagination to envisage this dramatic portrait, St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) produced a commentary, the title of which translates as The Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. Many commentaries have added to our understanding of the passage, but it appears to have been Augustine’s that gave us this text's now-familiar title.

Contents of the commentary

Before examining the text itself this commentary looks briefly at: 

It then works through each of the basic subdivisions of the Sermon on the Mount in turn. As used here, they are:

Each is broken down further when required (as shown in this detailed outline) and considerable supporting detail is provided through the growing body of background and notes pages.