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Lutheran Bible Companion Set

by Concordia Publishing House

Item #: 012112 / 2014 / Hardback


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Tap into the treasures of God’s Word with the Lutheran Bible Companion, the first-ever comprehensive guide to the Bible featuring commentary that reflects Lutheran theology.

In this two-volume set, readers find new understanding for personal meditation or preaching in the expansive timeline of the Old and New Testament, as well as the Intertestamental Era. Fascinating insights on the Bible’s themes provide additional depth:

  • Theological topics and literary features found in each book of the Bible
  • Significant events, people, and places found in detailed outlines and maps
  • Biblical reflections from Martin Luther and Johann Gerhard
  • Color photography and art illustrating stories, daily life, and landscapes (600+)
  • Hardback. 2 volumes. 1,128 and 1,016 pages.
  • The font size is 11 point. 

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Walk through the Lutheran Bible Companion and explore the history of the Old Testament and New Testament with these Bible studies: Thine is the Kingdom and Thy Kingdom Come.


"Entering the pages of the Lutheran Bible Companion is like taking a seat at a never-ending banquet, where the fare is plentiful but can never be totally consumed. To quote Martin Luther in his observation about studying the Scriptures, “There is always something left over to understand and to do. Therefore you must never be proud as if you were already full.” The Lutheran Bible Companion is a 'must have' resource for those who truly want to be satisfied with the Spirit-filled illumination of God’s Word as we learn how culture, context, and historical events can enhance our desire to drink deeply of His wisdom, commands, and promises."

—Dr. Kurt Senske, CEO Lutheran Social Services of the South, Author The Calling: Live a Life of Significance (Concordia, 2010)

"The Lutheran Bible Companion is a fine resource that will nicely supplement The Lutheran Study Bible. It provides a comprehensive overview for laypeople of the books of the Old and New Testaments and Apocryphal writings, including historical and geographical background along with doctrinal themes. Lutheran Bible Companion is unique in that it provides a rare combination of art, maps, charts, and literary and theological commentary on the texts of the Holy Scriptures. There is really nothing quite like it on the market today. Pastors will want to make sure the members of their congregation learn about it."

—Rev. John T. Pless, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry/Missions Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

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Lutheran Bible Companion Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament
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Lutheran Bible Companion Volume 2: Intertestamental, New Testament, and Bible Dictionary
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A Must Have for your library

This set is simply the most usable, reader friendly companion to Bible study I have ever seen. The layout is not overly busy, but the amount of information about the books of the Bible is astounding! Each book of the Bible is introduced with an outline. There is historical information, plenty of photos and maps, along with commentary of Lutheran Theologians. If you are serious about Bible study, this set belongs on your book shelf. You will turn to it again and again as a resource.

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Just LOVE them

I'm a bit of a junkie when it comes to studying the Bible and Lutheranism to start with so when I saw these I HAD to have them. They arrived yesterday and first of all, pulling them out of the box reminded me of the first day of school. They are sized like the textbooks I remember as a child and even the paper has that feel to it. They are bright and colorful inside and out and very easy to read without being elementary. I was up half the night reading and just delighting in them. Thank you for putting out such a great study aid. I will be using them and enjoying them for years to come.

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Best Handbook for Lutheran Bible Study

From both a content and a layout perspective, the editors clearly outdid themselves in the production of these volumes, designed to be a companion to the Lutheran Study Bible. It is remarkably replete in up-to-date information, confessionally sound, colorful and inviting to peruse, and includes the Apocrypha. This tool, edited by Edward A. Engelbrecht, reflects the same high level of quality characteristic of his other CPH efforts. The books deal with the traditional topics of authorship, date of composition, purpose/recipients, literary features, and outline in a compact and practical manner. But, where other books of introduction end, the Lutheran Bible Companion continues, dealing with topics not commonly tackled by other introductory handbooks. Of substantial note to Lutheran readers is the attention paid to doctrinal content, specific Law and Gospel themes, applications, and selections from the writings by noted Lutheran theologians, Luther and Gerhard, Unique to works of this kind, the editors have given prominent space to "questions people ask" of the various biblical books. Illustrations selected from major works of art, helpfully clear maps, and photographs of archaeological finds and artifacts from the lands of the Bible, some of them quite recent (e.g., the James Ossuary, subject of a 2012 trial in Israel, 2:252) make this a feast for the eyes as well as the mind. Of special note are the "Further Study" sections at the end of each biblical book. Division into "Lay/Bible Class," "Church Worker," and "Academic" categories of resources coupled with brief annotations will prove particularly useful to lay persons and professional church workers alike in navigating the welter of materials available for additional study. The 150+ page Bible Dictionary and Index adds value to the resource, linking topics to sections in both volumes of the Companion. The Lutheran Bible Companion belongs on the shelf of every Sunday school and Bible class teacher and church worker. No other resource combines such accurate and current, believing scholarship, with such colorful presentation, and attention to the doctrinal emphases of confessional Lutherans. The faithful study and teaching of the Bible in Lutheran congregations will be enhanced by this gift to the church by CPH. - Dennis E. McFadden, Fort Wayne, IN

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