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The Epistle to the Hebrews (The New International Commentary on the New Testament)

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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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BJ
Jan 21, 2008 BJ rated it liked it
I think Bruce is a good commentator but not the most pastoral and warmest of commentators. I love a deeply scholarly and exegetical commentary AND one that is convicting, devotional, and passionate.
Brian Reagan
Jul 28, 2011 Brian Reagan rated it really liked it
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
Steve
May 16, 2011 Steve rated it it was amazing
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
Warren B
Mar 27, 2015 Warren B rated it really liked it
This is my first encounter with F.F. Bruce. I have been absolutely amazed at this man's scholarly ability and mind for this sort of work. He's a treasure, and I'll be looking forward to reading more from him.
Warren Pace
Dec 17, 2012 Warren Pace rated it it was amazing
Good conservative commentary. Truly pulls the historical context into view, even carefully utilizing apocrypha sources for explanation.
Samuel Garcia
One of the better commentaries written about Hebrews by FF Bruce
Julia
Aug 10, 2012 Julia rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent commentary on the book of Hebrews.
Pascal Denault
Feb 21, 2013 Pascal Denault rated it really liked it
Concise, much useful for my exposition on Hebrews
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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".
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