What others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary, Isaiah 56-66

What others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary, Isaiah 56-66

Dr. Reed Lessing’s commentary on Isaiah 56-66 has received outstanding advance endorsements from the academic community. Read below what scholars are saying about the book! As with his earlier work on Isaiah 40–55, Professor Lessing has given us a highly useful commentary on chapters 56–66. More than many others, it nicely balances linguistic and grammatical precision, exegetical(…)

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When Was Jesus Really Born?

When Was Jesus Really Born?

Myth or Reality? The Birth Date of Jesus and Its Importance by Steven L. Ware, Ph.D. Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary—New York City The modern debate concerning the birth date of Jesus and celebrations thereof was visibly illustrated a few years ago in the New York metropolitan area. At the New Jersey entrance to the Holland(…)

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A Devotion for the Monday after Last Sunday in the Church Year

A Devotion for the Monday after Last Sunday in the Church Year

The devotional writings of noted Swedish pastor, bishop, and author Bo Giertz offer what foreword writer John Pless calls “sturdy confessional Lutheranism with warm piety born of confidence in the Gospel.” To Live With Christ translates a collection of Giertz’s classic devotions for those who want to explore their Christian faith and to connect God’s Word(…)

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An Interview with Dr. R. Reed Lessing, author of Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

An Interview with Dr. R. Reed Lessing, author of Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

Dr. Reed Lessing is a veteran author for Concordia Publishing House. His latest book is Isaiah 56–66, the twenty-seventh volume in the Concordia Commentary series. We interviewed Dr. Lessing to find out more about him, his commentary, and its contribution to the church.  Tell me about yourself. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and have enjoyed(…)

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What is “new Paul” scholarship?

What is “new Paul” scholarship?

Dr. A. Andrew Das’s book is the first faithfully Lutheran commentary on Galatians to carefully consider the full range of “new Paul” scholarship. What is this exactly? Concordia Commentary editor Dr. Christopher Mitchell explains: Simply put, the “new Paul” perspective is an interpretation of Paul’s Gospel that has rapidly become the predominant scholarly view in the(…)

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Coming Soon! Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

Coming Soon! Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

Pastors, scholars, and teachers know the Concordia Commentary volumes offer trustworthy theological exposition of the original inspired texts of the sacred Scriptures. In the newest volume of the series, Isaiah 56–66, Dr. Reed Lessing combines a meticulous analysis of the Hebrew with an engaging, memorable, and homiletical proclamation of the prophet’s meaning. He shows that(…)

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An excerpt from the newest Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

An excerpt from the newest Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

Quoted by our Lord Jesus Christ in his inaugural sermon in his hometown of Nazareth (Lk 4:18–19), Is 61:1–3 is commonly called the Fifth Suffering Servant Song in Isaiah, and for good reason. This programmatic text reverberates throughout the Gospel narratives in Christ’s ministry of preaching and healing, and particularly at His Baptism, when the(…)

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See Us in San Diego at the 2014 AAR-SBL Convention!

See Us in San Diego at the 2014 AAR-SBL Convention!

The Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature will be held jointly in San Diego, California, on November 22–25. Attendees are invited to stop by the CPH book booth, #817, during the convention. We will have a full display of the twenty-seven volumes in print in the Concordia Commentary series,(…)

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Happy Baptismal Day, Martin Luther!

Happy Baptismal Day, Martin Luther!

Today we commemorate St. Martin of Tours, after whom the great reformer Martin Luther was named when he was baptized on this day in 1483, the day after his birth. Luther wrote and spoke extensively on Baptism, which as a divine institution was of great importance to him, but the best known of his statements(…)

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An Excerpt from Luther’s Church Postil in Commemoration of His Birth

An Excerpt from Luther’s Church Postil in Commemoration of His Birth

Today is the 531st birthday of Martin Luther. In praise and thanksgiving to God for the Gospel that Luther proclaimed, we offer the following excerpt from the forthcoming Luther’s Works volume 77 (from Luther’s sermon for Easter on Mark 16:1–8).

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