Friday, March 29, 2013

1 & 2 Peter

by Robert Leighton and Griffith Thomas

This one's a twofer--two classic commentaries by two different authors in one book. Rev. Thomas' take on 2nd Peter was terse, to the point and kind of meh. Perhaps my reception of his work suffered because he had to follow Rev. Leighton. Archbishop Leighton did a phenomenal job of studying 1st Peter. He pulls apart the text phrase by phrase, connecting them to other scripture passages and the Christian's daily walk with Christ. I can see why they bothered to republish it over 300 years after it was written.

This one's staying on my shelf.
LibraryThing link


Sunday, March 03, 2013

Commentary on 1-2 Samuel

by Ralph D. Gehrke

First and Second Samuel are two of my favorite books in the Bible. I've lamented aloud once or twice about how long I have to wait before The Concordia Commentary Series gets around to publishing their commentary on the books. My wife took that as a hint and got me this book, also published by CPH in 1968. While not as in depth as one of the big blue books, Rev. Gehrke's tome does just what a commentary should do--take the reader through the biblical text, offering historical information and showing how it all fits in with the larger story of Scripture. It was easy and enjoyable to read.

I'm glad to have it on my shelf.  
LibraryThing link


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