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The Epistle to the Hebrews (The New International Commentary on the New Testament)
by F.F. Bruce
The Epistle to the Hebrews evidences twenty-five years of further study on Bruces's part especially through thoroughly updated and embellished footnotes that take into account the numerous publications on Hebrews that have appeared in the intervening years.
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published June 23rd 1997 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
(first published January 1st 1964)
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This is not an exegetical commentary...arguably one of the best exegetical commentaries on Hebrews is by Lane. That being said here are the reasons I like this one by Bruce: 1) It is easy to look and see what he says because of how the body of the text is formatted, 2) while not exegetical, the footnotes contain sufficient exegetical insights for reasonably deep study, 3) Baptism is connected with the concept of enlightenment and salvation, 4) It affirms the very real and true possibility of Chr ...more
Bruce's commentary on Hebrews was well researched, but written in such a way that it is appealing to both the highly academic scholar and the lay person. He spends little time focusing on the grammatical functions of the words in their original language and focuses more on making the big picture of salvation clear to readers. His historical commentary on Jewish Orthodoxy is immensely helpful in understanding what the authors of Hebrews was getting at in each passage. It's an excellent resource t ...more
Frederick Fyvie Bruce FBA was a Biblical scholar who supported the historical reliability of the New Testament. His first book, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (1943), was voted by the American evangelical periodical Christianity Today in 2006 as one of the top 50 books "which had shaped evangelicals".More about F.F. Bruce...
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