Unique in the New Testament canon, the Book of Hebrews was written by an unnamed author, uses ceremonial and ritualistic vocabulary, and refers frequently to the Old Testament. This book untangles the complexities of this distinctive epistle. Focusing on the person and work of Christ, 14 chapters and study questions help you appreciate the majestic language, bold declarations, and sweeping arguments of this biblical masterpiece. on the NIV.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Baker Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches) ISBN: 0801064201 ISBN-13: 9780801064203 Availability: In Stock
The Book of Hebrews holds a unique place in the New Testament. It uses a highly literary vocabulary of ritual and ceremony. Its author is unknown. And it is steeped in references to the Old Testament. Sometimes these differences from the other New Testament epistles make Hebrews difficult for contemporary readers to understand. Everyone's Guide to Hebrews, written by respected Bible teacher Neil Lightfoot, takes readers through the intricacies of this special book and into the two great themes that govern it: the person of Christ and the work of Christ. The book is ideal for Bible classes, with study questions included at the end of each of the fourteen chapters. It is equally useful for grasping the meaning of the text in personal study, small groups, or sermon preparation. This popular commentary, or guide, gives readers a close-up look at one of the masterpieces of the Bible and enables them to appreciate its majestic language and style, its bold declarations, its sweeping arguments, and its heartfelt pleas to continue in the faith.
Neil R. Lightfoot (Ph.D., Duke University) serves as Frank Pack distinguished professor of New Testament at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He is the author of several books, including How We Got the Bible.