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Jeremiah, Lamentations - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Jeremiah, Lamentations - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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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.

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9780830814824
Publication Date: 
2009-03-01
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IVP Academic

Job - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Job - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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The book of Job presents its readers with a profound drama concerning innocent suffering. Such honest, forthright wrestling with the problem of evil and the silence of God has intrigued a wide gamut of readers both religious and nonreligious. Surprisingly, the earliest church fathers showed little interest in the book of Job. Not until Origen in the early third century is there much evidence of any systematic treatment of the book, and most of Origen's treatment is known to us only from the catenae. More intense interest came at the end of the fourth century and the beginning of the fifth. The excerpts in this Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volume focus on systematic treatment. Among Greek texts are those from Origen, Didymus the Blind, Julian the Arian, John Chrysostom, Hesychius of Jerusalem, and Olympiodorus. Among Latin sources we find Julian of Eclanum, Philip the Priest, and Gregory the Great. Among Syriac sources we find Ephrem the Syrian and Isho'dad of Merv, some of whose work is made available here for the first time in English. In store for readers of this volume is a great feast of wisdom from the ancient resources of the church with fresh relevance for today.

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9780830814763
Publication Date: 
2006-05-15
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IVP Academic

John 11-21 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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John 11-21 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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The Gospel of John was beloved by the early church, much as it is today, for its spiritual insight and clear declaration of Jesus' divinity. Clement of Alexandria indeed declared it the spiritual Gospel. Early disputers with heretics such as Cerinthus and the Ebionites drew upon the Gospel of John to refute their heretical notions and uphold the full deity of Christ. This Gospel more than any other was central to the trinitarian and christological debates of the fourth and fifth centuries. At the same time, the Gospel of John was also thought to be the most chronological, and even to this day is the source of our sense of Jesus' having a three-year ministry. And John Chrysostom's Homilies on John, , perhaps more than any other commentary, emphasizes Christ's humanity and condescension toward the human race. In addition to the serial homilies of John Chrysostom, readers of this volume of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS) will find selections from those of Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine. These commentaries are supplemented with homiletic material from Gregory the Great, Peter Chrysologus, Caesarius, Amphilochius, Basil the Great and Basil of Seleucia among others. Liturgical selections derive from Ephraim the Syrian, Ambrose and Romanos the Melodist, which are further supplemented with doctrinal material from Athanasius, the Cappodocians, Hilary and Ambrose. This rich tradition, some of which is here translated for the first time, offers a vast treasure out of which today's scribes trained for the kingdom may bring forth that which is new and what is old. Edited by Joel C. Elowsky.

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9780830810994
Publication Date: 
2007-06-01
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IVP Academic

John 1:1—7:1 – Concordia Commentary

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John 1:1—7:1 – Concordia Commentary
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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.
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9780758603197
Publication Date: 
2015-12-31
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Jonah - Concordia Commentary

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Jonah - Concordia Commentary
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The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight and clarity. This newest commentary interprets the narrative of Jonah as true history that presents the God of Israel as gracious toward all who repent and believe in Him. Keeping its focus upon the one greater than Jonah, our Savior, Jesus, it discusses missions, Baptism, and prayer. The introduction discusses the book's historical setting, genre, and themes. The author provides a literal, original translation. Textual notes explain the grammatical features of the Hebrew, revealing the literary artistry of Jonah's author. This theological commentary clearly expounds the book's message in harmony with the rest of the Scriptures. Ironically, Jonah the Israelite begrudges God's abundant grace, while Gentiles are converted to saving faith through the power of the preached Word. Excursuses cover evangelism in the Old Testament, the Sign of Jonah in the Gospels, death and resurrection motifs from Jonah 2 in Christian Baptism, and God changing His verdict from judgment to salvation. The commentary's focus is on the one greater than Jonah: Jesus Christ, the Savior of all peoples.
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9780758602732
Publication Date: 
2007-07-19
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Concordia Publishing House

Joshua - Concordia Commentary

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Joshua - Concordia Commentary
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- Continuation of a conservative commentary series in harmony with Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions - Provides new insights for those who study and proclaim God's Word - Three sections offer literal translations, analysis of the original language, and exposition of the theology, centered in Jesus Christ.
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9780570063193
Publication Date: 
2005-02-16
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Arch Books

Leviticus - Concordia Commentary

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Leviticus - Concordia Commentary
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The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight and clarity. God speaks in Leviticus to give Israel His instructions for the divine service. His prescriptions for the many kinds of sacrifices are attended by His promises for the forgiveness of sins and life with Him. Purity and holiness come to God's people through His indwelling presence among them. This commentary has several unique features. It explores how each chapter of Leviticus finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ--His earthly life, atoning death, resurrection, and ongoing ministry in the heavenly sanctuary now on behalf of His people on Earth. Using the method of ritual analysis, it examines the agents, enactment, and theological purpose of each of the instructions given in the divine speeches in Leviticus. The commentary on each pericope closes with a section on that specific text's "Fulfillment in Christ." A hymn quotation then sums up the theology of that pericope as it applies to the Christian faith and worship life of the church.
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9780570063179
Publication Date: 
2004-01-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Luke - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Luke - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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For the church fathers the Gospels did not serve as resources for individual analysis and academic study. They were read and heard and interpreted within the worshiping community. They served as sources for pastoral counsel and admonition for those who were committed to the Way. Although Matthew and John were generally the preferred Gospels, Luke, because of his particular interests and unique contributions, took pride of place during the Christmas season as well as during Easter and other major feasts. During the early patristic period, the tradition of continuous reading (lectio continua) through the Gospels developed, such that over a course of time a complete Gospel was read in sections, and sermons were preached on the readings either at weekly or midweek worship and Communion liturgies or during morning and evening prayer services. Among such sermons that have survived, this commentary includes selections from Origen and Cyril of Alexandria. Aside from sermons, we find that the fathers addressed exegetical issues in theological treatises, pastoral letters and catechetical lectures. Among these, as in other ACCS volumes, readers will find materials ranging from East to West and from the first to the eighth centuries. Among well-known fathers cited are Ambrose, Athanasius, Augustine, the Cappadocians, John Chrysostom, John of Damascus and Bede the Venerable. Among lesser-known fathers are John Cassian, Philoxenus of Mabbug and Theophylact. This volume, edited by Arthur A. Just, 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.

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9780830814886
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Luke 1:1-9:50 - Concordia Commentary

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Luke 1:1-9:50 - Concordia Commentary
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These volumes explore four central themes: Christology, sacramentology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. Just helps modern readers appreciate the rich tapestry of the Gospel in Luke.
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9780570042549
Publication Date: 
1997-01-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Luke 9:51-24:53 - Concordia Commentary

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Luke 9:51-24:53 - Concordia Commentary
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Explores four themes. Christology sacramentology ecclesiology and eschatology. Helps modern readers appreciate the rich tapestry of the Gospel in Luke.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570062905
Publication Date: 
2005-01-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Mark - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Mark - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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  • The 1999 Christianity Today Book Award Winner
  • The early church valued the Gospel of Mark for its preservation of the apostolic voice and gospel narrative of Peter. Yet the early church fathers very rarely produced sustained commentary on Mark. This brisk-paced and robust little Gospel, so much enjoyed by modern readers, was overshadowed in the minds of the fathers by the magisterial Gospels of Matthew and John. But now with the assistance of computer searches, an abundance of comment has been discovered to be embedded and interleaved amidst the textual archives of patristic homilies, apologies, letters, commentaries, theological treatises and hymnic verses. In this Ancient Christian Commentary on Mark, the insights of Augustine of Hippo and Clement of Alexandria, Ephrem the Syrian and Cyril of Jerusalem join in a polyphony of interpretive voices of the Eastern and Western church from the second century to the seventh. St. Mark's Gospel displays the evocative power of its story, parables and passion as it ignites a brilliant exhibit of theological insight and pastoral wisdom. The Ancient Christian Commentary on Mark (now in its second edition) opens up a long-forgotten passage through the arid and precipitous slopes of post-Enlightenment critical interpretation and bears us along to a fertile valley basking in the sunshine of theological and spiritual interpretation. In these pages we enter the interpretive world that long nurtured the great premodern pastors, theologians and saints of the church.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830814183
    Publication Date: 
    2006-07-01
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    IVP Academic

    Mark 1:1-8:26 Concordia Commentary

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    Mark 1:1-8:26 Concordia Commentary
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    This theological exposition of Scripture enables pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight and clarity. Each commentary affirms the inspiration and authority of Scripture and explains the distinctive themes and the theological message of the biblical text.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758603142
    Publication Date: 
    2015-12-31
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    Concordia Publishing House

    Mark 8:27 - 16:20 Concordia Commentary

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    Mark 8:27 - 16:20 Concordia Commentary (Backordered until mid March)
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    This second and final commentary on the Gospel of Mark, covering verses 8:27-16:20, details the revelation of who the Christ is, the fate of the revealed Christ played out, His appearances to His disciples, the sending of the apostles, and Christs ascension. The editors conclude with textual notes and commentary on the final twelve verses.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758639554
    Publication Date: 
    2019-11-01
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    Concordia Publishing House

    Matthew 1-13 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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    Matthew 1-13 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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    The Gospel of Matthew stands out as a favorite biblical text among patristic commentators. The patristic commentary tradition on Matthew begins with Origen's pioneering twenty-five-volume commentary on the First Gospel in the mid-third century. In the Latin-speaking West, where commentaries did not appear until about a century later, the first commentary on Matthew was written by Hilary of Poitiers in the mid-fourth century. From that point, the First Gospel became one of the texts most frequently commented on in patristic exegesis. Outstanding examples are Jerome's four-volume commentary and the valuable but anonymous and incomplete Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum. Then there are the Greek catena fragments derived from commentaries by Theodore of Heraclea, Apollinaris of Laodicea, Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria. The ancient homilies also provide ample comment, including John Chrysostom's ninety homilies and Chromatius of Aquileia's fifty-nine homilies on the Gospel of Matthew. In addition, there are various Sunday and feast-day homilies from towering figures such as Augustine and Gregory the Great, as well as other fathers. This rich abundance of patristic comment, much of it presented here in English translation for the first time by editor Manlio Simonetti, provides a bountiful and varied feast of ancient interpretation of the First Gospel.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830814862
    Publication Date: 
    2001-09-10
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    IVP Academic

    Matthew 11:2-20:34 Concordia Commentary

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    Matthew 11:2-20:34 Concordia Commentary
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    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.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758610997
    Publication Date: 
    2011-02-01
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Matthew 14-28 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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    Matthew 14-28 - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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    The Gospel of Matthew stands out as a favorite biblical text among patristic commentators. The patristic commentary tradition on Matthew begins with Origen's pioneering twenty-five-volume commentary on the First Gospel in the mid-third century. In the Latin-speaking West, where commentaries did not appear until about a century later, the first commentary on Matthew was written by Hilary of Poitiers in the mid-fourth century. From that point the First Gospel became one of the texts most frequently commented on in patristic exegesis. Outstanding examples are Jerome's four-volume commentary and the valuable but anonymous and incomplete Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum. Then there are the Greek catena fragments derived from commentaries by Theodore of Heraclea, Apollinaris of Laodicea, Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria. The ancient homilies also provide ample comment, including John Chrysostom's ninety homilies and Chromatius of Aquileia's fifty-nine homilies on the Gospel of Matthew. In addition, there are various Sunday and feast-day homilies from towering figures such as Augustine and Gregory the Great, as well as other fathers. This rich abundance of patristic comment, much of it presented here in English translation for the first time by editor Manlio Simonetti, provides a bountiful and varied feast of ancient interpretation of the First Gospel.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830814695
    Publication Date: 
    2002-02-28
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    IVP Academic

    Matthew 1:1-11:1 - Concordia Commentary

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    Matthew 1:1-11:1 - Concordia Commentary
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    About This Volume:

    This commentary carefully expounds the original Greek text and theology of Matthew. Dr. Gibbs employs a narrative approach that carefully attends to the literary structure of Matthew s unfolding message in his Gospel. He interprets the text in light of the original cultural and religious context in which Matthew wrote, as well as the audience for whom he wrote. Themes that receive particular emphasis include Jesus mission to save his people from their sins; the reign of God in Jesus; the Son of God s vicarious role as the substitute for Israel and for us; Jesus fulfillment of the OT; Jesus ministry of mighty word (preaching, calling disciples, teaching) and mighty deed (healing the sick, exorcizing, and raising the dead); how God s grace in Jesus now comes to us through the ministry of Word and Sacrament; and eschatology that the end times have begun already with Jesus ministry, and the Christian lives with joyful hope in the promises yet to be fulfilled on the Last Day.

    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: 
    0758603185

    Matthew 21:1-28:20 Concordia Commentary

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    Matthew 21:1-28:20 Concordia Commentary
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    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: 
    9780758644381
    Publication Date: 
    2018-11-30
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Philemon - Concordia Commentary

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    Philemon - Concordia Commentary
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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758602725
    Publication Date: 
    2004-07-01
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Proverbs - Concordia Commentary

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    Proverbs - Concordia Commentary
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    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 Proverbs - Concordia Commentary, author Dr. Andrew E. Steinmann meticulously analyzes the individual proverbs within their larger contexts, tracing the recurring themes, motifs, and patterns within the complex literary structure of the book as a whole.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758603203
    Publication Date: 
    2010-04-13
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Psalms 1-50 - Concordia Commentary

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    Psalms 1-50 - Concordia Commentary
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    The Concordia Commentary series is designed to enable pastors, professors, and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight, clarity, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the biblical text. Each volume provides and original translation and meticulous grammatical analysis of the Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek text. The author offers and exposition on the text's meaning within its original historical context, highlights from its reception history, and a fresh theological interpretation that is relevant today.

    In this volume, Dr. Timothy Saleska addresses the first 50 psalms in the book of Psalms, including Psalm 23 (The Lord is My Shepherd) and Psalm 27 (The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation).

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758602695
    Publication Date: 
    2020-05-29
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Revelation - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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    Revelation - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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    The Revelation to John--with its vivid images and portraits of conflict leading up to the formation of a new heaven and a new earth--was widely read, even as it was variously interpreted in the early church. Approaches to its interpretation ranged from the millenarian approach of Victorinus of Petovium to the more symbolic interpretation of Tyconius, who read Revelation in the sense of the universal and unitary time of the church. Tyconius's Book of Rules, deeply admired by Augustine, strongly influenced not only ongoing interpretation of Revelation but the whole of medieval exegesis. From early on the book of Revelation was more widely accepted in the West than in the East. Indeed the earliest extant commentaries on Revelation in Greek date from Oecumenius's commentary in the sixth century, which was soon accompanied by that of Andrew of Caesarea. Earlier Eastern fathers did, however, make reference to Revelation in noncommentary works. This Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volume draws heavily on the Greek commentaries from Oecumenius and Andrew of Caesarea to represent Eastern interpretation, while focusing on six other commentaries as primary witnesses to Western interpretation--those of Victorinus of Petovium, Tyconius, Primasius, Caesarius of Arles, Apringius of Beja, and Bede the Venerable. Every effort has been made to give adequate context so that the creative use of Scripture, the theological interest, and the pastoral intent can be discerned by readers today. Amid this treasure trove of early interpretation readers will find much that appears in English translation for the first time.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830814978
    Publication Date: 
    2005-12-09
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    IVP Academic

    Revelation - Concordia Commentary

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    Revelation - Concordia Commentary
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    Explores the last book of the Bible as the church's final witness to the exalted Christ.
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    9780570063124

    Romans - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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    Romans - Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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    Christianity Today Book of the Year

    St. Paul's Letter to the Romans has long been considered the theological high-water mark of the New Testament. It was no less regarded by the ancient church, and patristic interpreters have left us an abundance of valuable comment on Romans.

    This Ancient Christian Commentary on Romans collects the best and most representative of patristic commentary and homily on Romans, and it brings to the public some valuable material that has hitherto been unavailable in English translation.

    Outstanding among these commentators is Ambrosiaster, the name given to the unknown Latin commentator of the late fourth century, whose enduring worth is evident to all who read him. And the extensive commentary by Origen, largely inaccessible to modern readers, is frequently and extensively presented here in English for the first time. These commentators are joined by great figures such as John Chrysostom of Constantinople, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Augustine of Hippo, Theodoret of Cyrus, and several lesser commentators such as Diodore of Tarsus and Didymus the Blind of Alexandria.

    This commentary on Romans (now in its second edition) provides a rare opportunity to encounter the familiar Pauline exposition of the righteousness of God as it echoes in the great Christian minds and communities of the early church.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830813568
    Publication Date: 
    2005-10-07
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    Publisher: 
    IVP Academic

    Romans 1-8 Vol.1 Concordia Commentary

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    Romans 1-8 Vol.1 Concordia Commentary
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    This commentary articulates the meaning of the Greek text of Romans in its original context for the benefit of the church and world today. Those without any knowledge of Greek will also profit from utilizing the volume. It provides insights that will enhance the understanding and effectiveness of scholars, pastors, and teachers who have the privilege of proclaiming Pauls most famous letter. This commentary seeks to be theologically thorough in as few words as possible. Romans is the Spirit-breathed, living, and powerful Word of God. Its purpose is to bestow the righteous of God, which comes through faith alone, and to inculcate the life of faith in and through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0758638825
    Publication Date: 
    2013-06-03
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House