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1 Corinthians - Concordia Commentary

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1 Corinthians - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
Lockwood expounds upon this application-rich text from "the Words of the cross, " the basis for the church's unity, holiness, freedom, worship, and resurrection hope.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570063148
Publication Date: 
2003-10-08
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

1 Kings 1-11 Concordia Commentary

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1 Kings 1-11 Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The book of Kings is a history, written in a selective manner, for the sake of theology. Primarily covering more than 380 years of the history of Israel and its monarchy, from the last part of David's rule to the end of the kingship in Judah, the book of Kings also emphasizes prophets.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570063629
Publication Date: 
2018-05-31
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

1 Kings12-22 Concordia Commentary

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1 Kings12-22 Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The book of Kings is a history, written in a selective manner, for the sake of theology. Primarily covering more than 380 years of the history of Israel and its monarchy, from the last part of David's rule to the end of the kingship in Judah, the book of Kings also emphasizes prophets.

Despite this concentration, the main subject of this body of literature is still God. This history presents God - the holy, righteous, just, merciful, compassionate, gracious omnipotent, and omniscient Deity - in relationship with Israel.

Keeping in the Biblically faithful, Gospel-centered tradition of the acclaimed Concordia Commentary series, this newest addition to the series displays God as the Ruler of the nations, the God of chastisement and punishment, but also the God of deliverance and salvation.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780758659224
Publication Date: 
2019-05-31
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

1-3 John - Concordia Commentary

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1-3 John - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors, professors, and teachers to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight, clarity, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the biblical text. The series covers all of the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments.

In 1-3 John - Concordia Commentary covers the epistles of John, the last living apostle in his writing to his "children."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780758614438
Publication Date: 
2012-12-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

2 Samuel-Concordia Commentary

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2 Samuel-Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors, professors, and teachers to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight, clarity, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the biblical text. The series covers all of the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758650061
Publication Date: 
2017-11-30
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Acts - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Acts - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
$60.00

The Acts of the Apostles--or more in keeping with the author's intent, the Acts of the Ascended Lord--is part two of Luke's story of all that Jesus began to do and teach. In it he recounts the expansion of the church as its witness spread from Jerusalem to all of Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. While at least forty early church authors commented on Acts, the works of only three survive in their entirety--John Chrysostom's Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles, Bede the Venerable's Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles and a long Latin epic poem by Arator. In this Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volume, substantial selections from the first two of these appear with occasional excerpts from Arator alongside many excerpts from the fragments preserved in J. A. Cramer's Catena in Acta SS. Apostolorum. Among the latter we find selections from Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Ephrem the Syrian, Didymus the Blind, Athanasius, Jerome, John Cassian, Augustine, Ambrose, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Theodoret of Cyr, Origen, Cyril of Jerusalem, Cyril of Alexandria, Cassiodorus, and Hilary of Poitiers, some of which are here translated into English for the first time. As readers, we find these early authors transmit life to us because their faith brought them into living and experiential contact with the realities spoken of in the sacred text.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830814909
Publication Date: 
2006-11-01
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IVP Academic

Amos - Concordia Commentary

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Amos - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors, professors, and teachers to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight, clarity, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the biblical text. The series covers all of the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments.

In Amos - Concordia Commentary, author Dr. Reed Lessing expounds Amos as a book that proclaims God's Law and his Gospel in Jesus Christ.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780758612694
Publication Date: 
2009-04-29
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Concordia Publishing House

Colossians - Concordia Commentary

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Colossians - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
Explore a theological exposition of sacred Scripture. The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight and clarity. Interpreting the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments through the person and work of Jesus Christ, each commentary affirms the inspiration and authority of Scripture, offering a literal translation, textual notes, and theological exposition. Two new commentaries are available. The letter to the Colossians is rich in Christology, to which all the articles of faith are intimately connected. One might even argue that Colossians possesses the most profound Christology in all the New Testament. A true, biblical Christology, centered in the cross and the empty tomb, gives life and meaning to all theology. Colossians has much to say about the doctrine of creation. Moreover, the letter relates its teaching on creation directly to its Christology. In this way Colossians unites the presupposition of all theology (creation) with the heart and center of all theology (Christology). Colossians is also strongly eschatological. The eschatology of the letter extends beyond those verses which speak of the life to come, for its message is given with an eye on eternity. The true doctrine of Christ, who is the exalted Lord over the entire creation, refutes the false Christologies that were circulating in Colossae, variations of which continue to compete against the true Gospel in the world today.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758603135
Publication Date: 
2003-08-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Commentary Micah

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Concordia Commentary Micah
$59.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758616005
Publication Date: 
2020-11-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Daniel - Concordia Commentary

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Daniel - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The miraculous narratives and complicated visions of Daniel portray the Gospel of the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, and his eternal kingdom.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758606952
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Ecclesiastes - Concordia Commentary

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Ecclesiastes - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
This theological exposition of Scripture enables pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight and clarity. Each volume is based on the Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek with sensitivity to the rich treasury of language, imagery, and themes found throughout the broader biblical canon. Further light is shed on the text from archaeology, history, and extra biblical literature.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570063872
Publication Date: 
2011-05-15
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Ephesians Concordia Commentary

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Ephesians Concordia Commentary
$59.99
Ephesians is a veritable compendium of St. Pauls theology, and a candidate for his most influential epistle. In it we learn of the reconciliation of the cosmos and our eternal election in Christ; salvation by grace through faith apart from works; the mystery of salvation also for the Gentiles; one Lord, one faith, one Baptism; the divine gift of the Holy Ministry; the church as Christs bride and body; the Christological meaning of marriage; and the resplendent armor of God. We today, no less than the Ephesians recently converted from their pagan lifestyle, need to appropriate these teachings because of spiritual peril of the environment in which we live. Dr. Wingers commentary unfolds the mysteries of the Gospel by his meticulous analysis of the Greek text and his reverent exposition of the epistles proclamation of Christ and his gifts for the sake of his church.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570063131
Publication Date: 
2015-05-19
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Exodus - Teach the Text Commentary

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Exodus - Teach the Text Commentary
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Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively


The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

The newest release in this innovative commentary series is T. Desmond Alexander's treatment of Exodus.


ISBN/SKU: 
9780801092145
Publication Date: 
2016-08-16
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Baker Books

Ezekiel 1-20 - Concordia Commentary

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Ezekiel 1-20 - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The searing indictment of God's people warns of impending judgment, yet God also issues the promise of forgiveness and restoration.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758603159
Publication Date: 
2005-08-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Ezekiel 21-48 - Concordia Commentary

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Ezekiel 21-48 - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors, professors, and teachers to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight, clarity, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the biblical text. The series covers all of the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments.

Ezekiel 21-48 - Concordia Commentary expounds upon the later chapters of Ezekial according to the book's classic prophetic outline.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780758610010
Publication Date: 
2007-01-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Ezra and Nehemiah - Concordia Commentary

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Ezra and Nehemiah - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
About This Volume:
God raised up extraordinary individuals of faith to rebuild the Jerusalem temple and prepare for the coming of the Messiah. These books offer hope and comfort by showing us what God accomplishes through his people's faithful labors and, more importantly, in Jesus Christ, who fully accomplished our salvation through his perfect life, atoning death, and glorious resurrection. God continues to show his gracious mercy in Christ to his people despite their faults and failures, their self-centeredness and fickle love for righteousness. These themes give the books of Ezra and Nehemiah their power and their reason for being part of God's sacred Scriptures.

About the Series:
The Concordia Commentary Series: A Theological Exposition of Sacred Scripture is written to enable pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight, clarity, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the biblical text.

This landmark work will cover all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments, interpreting Scripture as a harmonious unity centered in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Every passage bears witness to the Good News that God has reconciled the world to Himself through our Lord's life, death, and resurrection.
The commentary fully affirms the divine inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture as it emphasizes ''that which promotes Christ'' in each pericope.
Authors are sensitive to the rich treasury of language, imagery, and themes found throughout Scripture, including such dialectics as Law and Gospel, sin and grace, death and new life, folly and wisdom, demon possession and the arrival of the kingdom of God in Christ. Careful attention is given to the original Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek. Further light is shed on the text from archaeology, history, and extra-biblical literature. Finally, Scripture's message is applied to the ongoing life of the church in terms of ministry, worship, proclamation of the Word, Baptism, the Lord's Supper, confession of the faith--all in joyful anticipation of the life of the world to come.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758615961
Publication Date: 
2010-08-24
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Galatians Concordia Commentary

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Galatians Concordia Commentary
$59.99
Paul's fiercely passionate letter to the Galatians offers a rare glimpse into the early history of the emerging Christ-believing movement. Paul is seething with righteous indignation over the events at Galatia even as he conveys his hope that the Galatians might be coaxed back to the true Gospel. The young faith was grappling with issues that would prove to be a watershed. Do gentile Christians need to adopt Moses Law and be circumcised as Jews in order to worship the God of the Jewish Savior? Or does Baptism incorporate every manner of personwithout distinctioninto Christ? Does faith alone suffice for salvation? Across the divide of two thousand years of time and cultural space, the letter to the Galatians is an authoritative witness to the catholic Gospel of salvation by grace alone, for all people alike.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758615527
Publication Date: 
2014-04-29
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Concordia Publishing House

Genesis 1-11 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Genesis 1-11 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
$60.00

The rich tapestry of the creation narrative in the early chapters of Genesis proved irresistible to the thoughtful, reflective minds of the church fathers. Within them they found the beginning threads from which to weave a theology of creation, Fall, and redemption. Following their mentor the apostle Paul, they explored the profound significance of Adam as a type of Christ, the second Adam. The six days of creation proved especially attractive among the fathers as a subject for commentary, with Basil the Great and Ambrose producing well-known Hexaemerons. Similarly, Augustine devoted portions of five works to the first chapter of Genesis. As in previous volumes within the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, the range of comment contained in this volume spans from the first century to the eighth and from East to West, from Greek and Latin speakers to Syriac. This ACCS volume on Genesis 1-11 opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom that allows these faithful witnesses, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today. Especially helpful is the volume editor's provision of Septuagintal alternative readings to the Masoretic text, which are often necessary to understanding the fathers' flow of thought.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830814718
Publication Date: 
2001-04-03
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Publisher: 
IVP Academic

Genesis 12-50 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Genesis 12-50 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
$60.00

Genesis 12-50 recounts the history of the patriarchs--Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. From their mentors Paul, Peter, Stephen, and the author of the letter to the Hebrews, the early fathers learned to draw out the spiritual significance of the patriarchal narrative for Christian believers. The Alexandrian school especially followed Paul's allegorical use of the story of Sarah and Hagar as they interpreted the Genesis accounts. The Antiochene school eschewed allegorical interpretation but still set about to find moral lessons in the ancient narrative. For all of them the events pointed toward the promises of the age to come, the new age revealed in the resurrection of Jesus. Among the principal Greek-speaking commentators included within this Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volume, readers will find Origen, Didymus the Blind, John Chrysostom, and Cyril of Alexandria. Among the Latin-speaking interpreters they will find Ambrose of Milan, Augustine of Hippo, Caesarius of Arles, and Bede the Venerable. Ephrem the Syrian is the most commonly cited Syriac-speaking interpreter, while the fifth-century Catena on Genesis provides access to such fathers as Eusebius of Caesarea, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Didymus of Alexandria, Epiphanius of Salamis, Irenaeus of Lyons, Eusebius of Emesa, Severian of Gabala, and Theodore of Mopsuestia among others. Varied in texture and nuance, the interpretations cited provide a wealth of ancient wisdom, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to stimulate the mind and nourish the soul of the church today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830814725
Publication Date: 
2002-10-01
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Publisher: 
IVP Academic

Hebrews - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Hebrews - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
$60.00

Distinctive in form, content, and style, the epistle to the Hebrews offers a profound high Christology and makes an awe-inspiring contribution to our understanding of Jesus as our High Priest. The earliest extant commentary on the letter comes to us in thirty-four homilies from John Chrysostom. These homilies serve to anchor the excerpts chosen by the editors of this volume because of their unique place in the history of interpretation. In addition to being the first comprehensive commentary on the letter, they deeply influenced subsequent interpretation in both the East and the West, and their rhetorical eloquence has long been acknowledged. As in other Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volumes, the excerpts chosen range widely over geography and time, from Justin Martyr and Clement of Rome in the late first and early second century to Bede the Venerable, Isaac of Nineveh, Photius, and John of Damascus in the eighth and ninth centuries. The Alexandrian tradition is well represented in Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Athanasius, Didymus, and Cyril of Alexandria, while the Antiochene tradition is represented in Ephrem the Syrian, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Severian of Gabala, and Theodoret of Cyr. Italy and North Africa in the West are represented by Ambrose, Cassiodorus, and Augustine, while Constantinople, Asia Minor and Jerusalem in the East are represented by the Great Cappadocians--Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa--Eusebius, Cyril of Jerusalem, and Jerome. This volume offers a rich treasure of ancient wisdom from Hebrews for the enrichment of the church today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830814954
Publication Date: 
2005-07-01
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
IVP Academic

Hebrews Concordia Commentary

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Hebrews Concordia Commentary
$59.99
The Concordia Commentary series is known to be one of the most reliable, Biblically sound commentaries today. This commentary on the Book of Hebrews focuses on the confidence believers have in God and the Kingdom that awaits them in the life to come. The author breaks down the book, drawing out small details and exposing larger themes. This book is sure to serve as a trusty guide for personal or academic theological studies.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758616036
Publication Date: 
2017-05-31
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Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Isaiah 40-55 - Concordia Commentary

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Isaiah 40-55 - Concordia Commentary
$59.99
Isaiah is the Old Testament evangelist par excellence. The prophets saving message, soaring language, and unforgettable imagery are tightly woven into the fabric of Christian hymnody, liturgy, and prayer. This commentary expounds the text, theology, and Christology of the fifth Gospel.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758602688
Publication Date: 
2012-06-12
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Concordia Publishing House

Isaiah 40-66 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Isaiah 40-66 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
$50.00

No book of the Old Testament is more frequently quoted in the New than Isaiah, and no portion of Isaiah is more frequently quoted in the New than the typologically fertile soil of Isaiah 40-66. Still, as interpreted by the fathers, Isaiah presents a message that is far more soteriological than christological, leading readers to a deeper understanding of God's judgment and salvation. Isaiah 40-66 provides us with the closest thing the Old Testament has to offer regarding a systematic theology. The excerpts included in this Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volume offer us a rich array of differing styles, principles, and theological emphases, from Theodoret of Cyr to Eusebius and Procopius, to Cyril of Alexandria, Jerome and Augustine. Readers will be enriched by the wide-ranging selections, some of which are translated here into English for the first time.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830814817
Publication Date: 
2007-09-01
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Publisher: 
IVP Academic

Isaiah 56-66 - Concordia Commentary

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Isaiah 56-66 - Concordia Commentary
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Dr. Lessing shows that Isaiah 5666 is the culmination of the prophets message condemning humanitys sin and promising the Suffering Servant, who atones for that sin, rises in majesty, and prepares an eternal city for all the redeemed. Among its well-known oracles are arise, shine, because your light is coming (60:1); the Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is upon me (61:1); and behold, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth (65:17). These chapters answer the questions Do people enjoy Yahwehs grace by birthright or by faith? Who is the true Israel? And what will happen to the Suffering Servants offspring, the church? Gods restoration of Zions glory is our future!
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758615954
Publication Date: 
2014-11-15
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Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Jeremiah, Lamentations - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Jeremiah, Lamentations - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
$60.00

Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, prophesied for four decades under the last five kings of Judah--from 627 to 587 B.C. His mission: a call to repentance. Among the apostolic fathers, Jeremiah was rarely cited, but several later authors give prominent attention to him, including Origen, Theodoret of Cyr, and Jerome, who wrote individual commentaries on Jeremiah, and Cyril of Alexandria and Ephrem the Syrian, who compiled catenae. Justin and Irenaeus made use of Jeremiah to define Christians over against Jews. Athanasius made use of him in trinitarian debates. Cyril of Jerusalem, Irenaeus, Basil the Great, and Clement of Alexandria all drew on Jeremiah for ethical exhortation. Lamentations, as might be expected, quickly became associated with losses and death, notably in Gregory of Nyssa's Funeral Oration on Meletius. By extension the fathers saw Lamentations as a description of the challenges that face Christians in a fallen world. In this Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volume, readers will find some ancient authors translated into English here for the first time. Throughout they will gain insight and encouragement in the life of faith as seen through ancient pastoral eyes.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830814824
Publication Date: 
2009-03-01
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Publisher: 
IVP Academic