Exegetical Theology and Bible Commentaries

Why Do the Righteous Serve God?

Written by Reed Lessing and Andrew Steinmann, Prepare the Way of the Lord examines and explores each book of the Old Testament, preparing students of the Bible to read Israel’s texts with understanding and insight. The following excerpt discusses theological issues in the Book of Job.

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God’s Design For Marriage

When Jesus was asked about marriage and divorce, he referred back to the account of God’s original creation of the first man and woman, and to God’s provision that in marriage the two become one flesh (Genesis 2:7, 18–24). Since “they are no longer two, but one flesh,” Jesus declares, “What God has joined together,(…)

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Romans: A Contextual Letter with Universal Application

In commemoration of St. Peter and St. Paul today, we are posting an excerpt from Michael Middendorf’s commentary on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Romans 1–8 articulates the meaning of the Greek text of Romans in its original context for the benefit of the church and world today. Though a theologically thorough and high(…)

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What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality?

As the Supreme Court continues deliberations regarding same-sex marriage, we offer this excursus from Gregory Lockwood’s commentary on 1 Corinthians. Here Dr. Lockwood speaks about Scripture’s view of homosexuality and how the Christian should respond in love. [Scripture’s condemnation of homosexuality] seems intolerably harsh to our modern culture. Attempts to promote “gay” and lesbian “rights”(…)

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Introducing Ephesians, the newest Concordia Commentary

Concordia Publishing House is pleased to announce the release of Ephesians, the twenty-eighth volume in the landmark Concordia Commentary series. Written by Dr. Thomas Winger, this volume is a veritable compendium of St. Paul’s theology. Dr. Winger’s commentary unfolds the mysteries of the Gospel through meticulous analysis of the Greek text and reverent exposition of(…)

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What People Are Saying about Ephesians

Read what others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary, Ephesians, by Dr. Thomas Winger: For too long we have had to wait for this commentary. The letter to the Ephesians had been neglected, not fitting into certain theologians’ way of thinking, and was believed not to represent authentic Pauline theology. This has now come(…)

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Q & A with Dr. Thomas Winger, Author of Ephesians Concordia Commentary

  Dr. Thomas Winger, author of the newest Concordia Commentary, Ephesians, is Professor of Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario. We asked Dr. Winger to tell us a little more about himself, his ministry, and his work in writing the commentary. 

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Taking One’s Place in God’s Order (Part 3)

The following is the conclusion of an excerpt from the newest volume in the Concordia Commentary series, Ephesians, in which Thomas Winger expounds on the biblical view of marriage and subordination to Christ as described by Paul in Ephesians 5.  You can view the first part here and the second part here. Subordination Is Not(…)

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Taking One’s Place in God’s Order (Part 2)

The following is a continuation of an excerpt from the newest volume in the Concordia Commentary series, Ephesians, in which Thomas Winger expounds on the biblical view of marriage and subordination to Christ as described by Paul in Ephesians 5.  You can view the first part here. Mutual Love and Service within the Christian Community(…)

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Taking One’s Place in God’s Order (Part 1)

In the following excerpt (part 1 of 3) from the newest volume in the Concordia Commentary series, Ephesians, Thomas Winger expounds on the biblical view of marriage and subordination to Christ as described by Paul in Ephesians 5.  Ephesians will be available in print in just a few weeks. You can preorder your copy today(…)

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