Exegetical Theology and Bible Commentaries

First Look: Martin Luther’s Basic Exegetical Writings

Luther’s Reformation is often seen through the lens of his formal theological writings, such as the Ninety-Five Theses, Babylonian Captivity of the Church, Freedom of a Christian, and Bondage of the Will. These important and significant works belong to any study of the Reformation. Often overlooked, however, are Luther’s many lectures, sermons, and commentaries on(…)

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Q&A with Rev. Dr. John Kleinig, Author of the Hebrews Concordia Commentary

Rev. Dr. John Kleinig is an esteemed theologian who is a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia. He is also a professor emeritus at the Australian Lutheran College in the University of Divinity, Adelaide, Australia. In addition to being a published author, Rev. Kleinig has taught pastors and missionaries serving in various countries, including(…)

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Coming Soon: 1 Samuel, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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