Concordia Commentary Series

Reviews of the Concordia Commentary Series

Concordia Commentary seriesOn the Mark 1:1-8:26 volume:

“James Voelz’s concentration on the distinctiveness and precision of Mark’s language and style distinguishes this learned and readable commentary from others on the market. The clarity of his articulate expositions, the abundance of helpful examples given and the alertness to contrary views testify to the book’s origins in decades of inspiring teaching. Now a world-wide readership is able to participate in this meticulous analysis of Mark’s Gospel.”

— J. Keith Elliott, emeritus professor of New Testament textual criticism, University of Leeds, UK

On the Galatians volume:

“Massively researched with careful and clear exposition of the text and key critical issues: this will be an invaluable resource for all those grappling with Paul’s presentation of his gospel in Galatians.”

—Christopher Tuckett, emeritus professor of New Testament studies, University of Oxford, England

Interviews on Best Bible Commentaries

Ephesians – Thomas Winger

Jonah – Reed Lessing

Hebrews – John Kleinig

Purpose of the Concordia Commentary Series

Each volume provides an original translation and meticulous grammatical analysis of the Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek text. Further light is shed on the passage from extrabiblical literature, ancient cultures, and archaeology. The author offers an exposition of the text’s meaning within its original historical context, highlights from its reception history, and a fresh theological interpretation that is eminently relevant today.

Authors are sensitive to the rich treasury of language, imagery, and themes that extend throughout Scripture from creation and the fall into sin to redemption, the return of Christ, and the eschaton. Attention is given to the biblical dialectics of Law and Gospel, sin and grace, death and new life, and the eschatological tension between the “now” and the “not yet” inaugurated by the arrival of the kingdom of God in Christ.

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, and worldwide mission—all in joyful anticipation of the life of the world to come.

Volumes in the Concordia Commentary Series

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Leviticus by John W. Kleinig

Joshua by Adolph L. Harstad

Ruth by John R. Wilch

Ezra and Nehemiah by Andrew E. Steinmann

Proverbs by Andrew E. Steinmann

Ecclesiastes by James Bollhagen

Song of Songs by Christopher Mitchell

Isaiah 40–55 by R. Reed Lessing

Ezekiel 1–20 by Horace D. Hummel

Ezekiel 21–48 by Horace D. Hummel

Daniel by Andrew E. Steinmann

Amos by R. Reed Lessing

Jonah by R. Reed Lessing

Matthew 1:1–11:1 by Jeffrey A. Gibbs

Matthew 11:2–20:34 by Jeffrey A. Gibbs

Mark 1:1–8:26 by James W. Voelz

Luke 1–9:50 by Arthur A. Just Jr.

Luke 9:51–24:53 by Arthur A. Just Jr.

Romans 1–8 by Michael P. Middendorf

1 Corinthians by Gregory J. Lockwood

Galatians by A. Andrew Das

Colossians by Paul E. Deterding

Philemon by John G. Nordling

2 Peter & Jude by Curtis P. Giese

1–3 John by Bruce G. Schuchard

Revelation by Louis A. Brighton