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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: Micah

The interpretation in this commentary seeks to explain the unique and intended sense of Micah’s work but also to place his proclamation in the wider context of the prophets and that of Scripture as a whole. Micah’s words should be read carefully in their own right, in their own context. Though Micah shares themes and vocabulary with other passages in Scripture, he has a unique contribution that is far greater than the identification of, or attempted genealogy of, his dependence on others.

This commentary seeks to give Micah his due, carefully tracing the logic of his argument, the many internal links within his book as Micah’s own intentional ball of string, which the prophet, as a loving Ariadne, has left for those who would make their way through a book that seems at times like something of a labyrinth. This commentary on a minor prophet strikes a balance between a careful focus on Micah’s unique contribution and the placement of his teaching within the wider biblical theology.

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