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Concordia Commentary

A Theological Exposition of Sacred Scripture

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. 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. This scholarly commentary series fully affirms the divine inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture as it emphasizes “that which promotes Christ” in each pericope.

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Latest Release: Psalms 1-50

In life's hard places, the Psalms have great power to comfort people in their grief and affliction. 

God’s people recognize that the Psalms function simultaneously as God’s words to us and also as our words to God. Just as the Psalms were used as God’s Word to us in the NT and throughout the history of the church, they also continued to function in the church as our words to God. We do not just quote psalms or preach on them or teach their messages, but we also pray them and sing them in worship.

As baptized believers in Christ, we may ask questions like these: How is this psalm true for me? How does it help me understand myself and my relationship with God? How does it help me know better how to live my life? What difference does it make in what I believe? What aspects of my life does it illuminate? What actions does it urge? Jesus used the Psalms in his own teaching and especially to speak about himself. The NT authors also used them to interpret the life and work of Jesus.

The Psalms give depth to hope found in Jesus Christ.  Explore them in this edition of the Concordia Commentary Series. 

More about 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.

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Release Schedule

Micah Fall 2020
Zechariah Summer 2021
James Fall 2021
Deuteronomy Summer 2022
John 7:2—12:50 Fall 2022
Joel Summer 2023
Isaiah 13—27 Fall 2023