The Concordia Commentary Series: A Theological Exposition of Sacred Scripture is written to enable pastors 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.
The commentary fully affirms the divine inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture as it emphasizes “that which promotes Christ” in each pericope.
Authors are sensitive to the rich treasury of language, imagery, and themes found throughout Scripture, including such dialectics as Law and Gospel, sin and grace, death and new life, folly and wisdom, demon, possession and the arrival of the kingdom of God in Christ. Careful attention is given to the original Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek. Further light is shed on the text from archaeology, history, and extrabiblical literature. 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--all in joyful anticipation of the life of the world to come.
“All this suggests that when you read a metaphor, ask yourself what is highlighted and also what is hidden” (Page 13)
“parataxis invites us to read each line somewhat independently of the others” (Page 7)
“When we read this psalm, we do see that it refers to the various descendants of David who ruled faithfully throughout Israel’s history. But we also see that in, with, and under these Davidic kings, the psalm refers to Jesus, the faithful King, who is heir of all things (Heb 1:2), and who, by his death and resurrection, conquered every enemy and brought the eternal kingdom of peace and righteousness to us (Romans 3–5).” (Page 156)
“To talk to someone instead of about him is to assume that he is near and can hear and respond.” (Page 415)
“They remind us that the path we are walking is certain” (Page 413)
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