Exegetical Theology and Bible Commentaries

Coming Soon: 1 Samuel, the Newest Volume in the Concordia Commentary Series

Coming Soon: <i>1 Samuel</i>, the Newest Volume in the Concordia Commentary Series

Coming soon from Concordia Publishing House, Concordia Commentary: 1 Samuel contains author Andrew Steinmann’s original translation of the Book of 1 Samuel, verse-by-verse analysis of the Hebrew text, and a theological exposition of its message, both in its original setting in ancient Israel and for the Church today. Throughout the commentary, Steinmann provides extensive background(…)

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Q&A with Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Author of Concordia Commentary: 1 Samuel

Q&A with Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Author of <i>Concordia Commentary: 1 Samuel</i>

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the thirty-first volume in the Concordia Commentary series, 1 Samuel, written by Dr. Andrew Steinmann. In addition to being a prolific author (this is his fourth commentary in the series and only one of many other books he has written), Dr. Steinmann is also the Distinguished Professor of Theology(…)

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An Excerpt from Blessed: God’s Gift of Love

An Excerpt from <i>Blessed: God’s Gift of Love</i>

Throughout the course of any given day, we often ask for God’s blessing—for ourselves or for others—almost as a matter of routine. We ask for God’s blessing during times of great sadness and at times of great joy. We ask for God’s blessing when we awake and when we go to bed at night. We(…)

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Excerpt from Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16

Excerpt from <i>Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16</i>

CPH is pleased to introduce the latest volume in the Concordia Commentary series: Romans 9–16 by Michael Middendorf. This volume is a welcome conclusion to his, and our, continued journey through Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.  In his analysis of this much-neglected second half of Paul’s Epistle, Middendorf continues to expound on Paul’s theme: “The(…)

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Q&A with Dr. Michael Middendorf, author of Concordia Commentary: Romans

Q&A with Dr. Michael Middendorf, author of <i>Concordia Commentary: Romans</i>

CPH is proud to announce the release of Concordia Commentary: Romans 9–16 by Dr. Michael Middendorf! As does Middendorf’s commentary on Romans 1–8, this commentary provides a clear exposition of the Law and Gospel theology in Paul’s most comprehensive epistle, delivering beneficial insight for preachers and biblical teachers who desire to be faithful to the(…)

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What Others Are Saying about Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16

What Others Are Saying about Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16

In the Book of Romans, Paul conveys the essence of the Christian faith in a universal manner that has been cherished by believers—and challenged by unbelievers—perhaps more so than any other biblical book. In Romans 1–8, Paul discloses the righteousness of God and our life in and through our Lord Jesus Christ. But he is(…)

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Luther on the Raising of Jairus’ Daughter

Luther on the Raising of Jairus’ Daughter

The following excerpt provides Luther’s commentary on Matt. 9:24: “[Christ] said, ‘Go away. The girl is not dead but sleeping,” and is taken from Luther’s Annotations on Matthew 1–18, as found in Volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works 

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Eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking his blood

Eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking his blood

In the Gospel of John, the voice of the Word is heard; the Paraclete is speaking. God makes himself known, proffers himself, and so becomes our God. Thus, the Gospel invites us to see and to hear what apart from the Gospel cannot be seen and cannot be heard: the Father of Jesus, who is(…)

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What does St. Paul’s appeal for unity in Christ mean for the church today?

What does St. Paul’s appeal for unity in Christ mean for the church today?

The following excerpt comes from Gregory Lockwood’s Concordia Popular Commentary: 1 Corinthians. In the excerpt, Dr. Lockwood discusses St. Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 1:10–17 about divisions in the church and their meaning for us today. Modern Denominations How does the tendency Paul deplores in 1 Cor 1:10–17 manifest itself in the contemporary church? In response to(…)

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Luther on Christ’s Genealogy

Luther on Christ’s Genealogy

The following excerpt from Luther’s Annotations on Matthew 1–18 (found in volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works) provides the reformer’s commentary on Matthew’s genealogy of Christ found in the Gospel’s first chapter.

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