Hebrews (A Good news commentary)

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Of all the major New Testament books, the letter to the Hebrews probably needs the most exposition and elucidation for modern readers. How can a peculiarly Jewish messiah be the world's redeemer? In this commentary based on the NIV, Donald Hagner allows Hebrews to speak for itself. Preachers and laypeople alike will profit immeasurably from this clear commentary.

"Of all the major New Testament books none perhaps stands in greater need of elucidation and exposition for the modern reader than the letter to the Hebrews. It is therefore an occasion of much interest to the Bible-reading public that such a volume as Dr. Hagner's edition for the "New International Biblical Commentary" is on hand to assist them. . . . His writing shows that he is "en rapport" with the epistle, determined to let it speak its own relevant message to those who wonder how the Jewish messiah can be the world's redeemer, and anxious to help those who find this part of the New Testament strange and forbidding."
" Ralph P. Martin, University of Sheffield

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Of all the major New Testament books, the letter to the Hebrews probably needs the most exposition and elucidation for modern readers. How can a peculiarly Jewish messiah be the world's redeemer? In this commentary based on the NIV, Donald Hagner allows Hebrews to speak for itself. Preachers and laypeople alike will profit immeasurably from this clear commentary.

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Expert help for understanding the Bible

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.

This commentary reveals the true purpose of the book of Hebrews: to exhort and encourage Jewish Christians to remain faithful to Jesus and not to turn back to Judaism. These words of comfort, intended to help early believers to hold fast to the Christian hope without wavering in the face of persecution, ridicule, and insults, contain lessons that can guide our own faith today.

Donald A. Hagner is George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he taught for more than thirty years. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the University of Manchester (England), where he studied with F. F. Bruce. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Hebrews and a forthcoming introduction of the New Testament (Baker Academic).

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