Reviews of the Concordia Commentary Series
On 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
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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