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Articles by Reed Lessing

Proper 20 • 1 Timothy 2:1–15 • September 22, 2013
September 10, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Reed Lessing
Comments on the Text: The sermon’s focus is on 1 Timothy 2:1–6, thus the comments only pertain to these verses.
Verse 1: The apostle’s repeated use of πάντων, “all,” begins here. “First of all …

Preaching from Isaiah
January 28, 2013 – 10:00 am | One Comment
Preaching from Isaiah

In conjunction with the Winter 2013 CONCORDIA JOURNAL, a sermon on Isaiah 57:15.

Proper 23 • Amos 5:6–7, 10–15 • October 14, 2012
October 2, 2012 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

By Reed Lessing
Historical Context
Early in his rule Jeroboam ben Joash (793–753 BC) changed the political map of Israel. Through military conquests the territories east of the Jordan were recovered and annexed (Am 6:13), the northern …

THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW. By Brian Webster.
March 5, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW. By Brian Webster. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 349 pages + CD-Rom. Paper. $39.99.
Reviewed by Reed Lessing, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, MO.
My first impression of this resource is niphlat, …

OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY: Israel’s Life (Volume 3). By John Goldingay.
March 3, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY: Israel’s Life (Volume 3). By John Goldingay. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009. 875 pages. Hardback. $49.95.
Reviewed by Reed Lessing, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, MO.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for …

ETHICAL DIMENSION OF CULT IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH. By Bohdan Hrobon.
March 1, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

ETHICAL DIMENSION OF CULT IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH. By Bohdan Hrobon. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2010. xiv + 256 pages. Hardcover. $135.00.
Reviewed by Reed Lessing, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, MO.
This is a revision of …

THE ‘WAY OF THE LORD’ IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH. By Bo H. Lim.
February 28, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

THE ‘WAY OF THE LORD’ IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies). By Bo H. Lim. London/New York: Clark, 2010. x + 201 pages. Hardcover. $110.00.
Reviewed by Reed Lessing, Concordia Seminary, …

Epiphany 5 • Isaiah 40:21–31 • February 5, 2012
November 28, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

by Reed Lessing
“The Fowlest Sermon”
Historical Context
At one time, during the Davidic/Solomonic era, Israel had been on top of the ancient Near Eastern world. The nation appeared to have everything (see Romans 9:4–5). The ironic twist about …

Pentecost • John 7:37–39 • June 12, 2011
May 2, 2011 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

By R. Reed Lessing
“The Fly-Over Lands of our Lives”
John’s Use of Water
Our Lord’s turning water into wine at the Cana wedding (Jn 2:1–11) makes Jesus the focal point of water symbolism in John’s Gospel. Speaking to …