There is no shortage of biblical commentaries in the world. They all fall somewhere across a wide spectrum between the great and the less than stellar. There are, however, the occasional commentaries that seem to rise effortlessly above the rest, and the H. C. Leupold Commentary Collection is a perfect example of just such commentaries. The Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly writes, "Our pastors knew [Dr. Leupold] through his exegetical writings on Old Testament Books, especially Genesis and Psalms. These two works are so frequently consulted at our Seminary that they have been placed on the reserve shelves of the library."
These benchmark commentaries by Leupold are for pastors, Bible teachers, leaders of Bible study groups and other serious students of the Scriptures. They give solid help in understanding selected books of the Old Testament. Each section in each biblical book is carefully examined and unfolded under the headings and subheadings of a unifying outline. Controversies and interpretational quandaries are faced distinctly and courageously and key words are are dissected and presented in a compelling fashion. Anyone looking to have these Old Testament texts explicated in a straight forward and conservative fashion will pick these volumes up with expectation and put them down completely satisfied.
Herbert Carl Leupold had a rich background of experience and training for his responsibilities as an educator and author. He received his preseminary and seminary training Martin Luther Theological Seminary at Buffalo, New York. He served as pastor of the American Lutheran congregation in Buffalo and at the same time held an assistant professorship at the Martin Luther Seminary. From 1922 to 1929 he served as Professor of Historical Theology at the Martin Luther Seminary, and from 1929 until his retirement in 1964 was Professor of Old Testament Theology at the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. he was widely recognized as an authority on the Old Testament.
Dr. Leupold received the Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Chicago Lutheran Seminary in 1926, and the Doctor of Divinity degree from Capital University in 1935.