Lukan Authorship of Hebrews  -     By: David L. Allen
Buy Item $16.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 32% ($8.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $11.99 eBook Details

Lukan Authorship of Hebrews

B&H Academic / 2010 / Hardcover

$16.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $24.99
|
Save 32% ($8.00)
Buy 16 or more for $16.14 each.
Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/27/14.
Email me when this product is available.
CBD Stock No: WW447149

Current Promotions

Product Description

The authorial origins of the book of Hebrews has been a subject of much debate in the church since before the canon was finalized in the 4th Century. Oddly, if we accept the testimony of Clement of Rome, and understand his letter to the Corinthians as dated near the end of the first century, then we have historical testimony to Hebrews that predates the second century; or said differently, we have historical testimony to the book of Hebrews that dates right up to the end of the Apostolic era when the second generation of Christians was beginning to emerge.

Nevertheless, the information provided by Clement is no help in deterring who wrote the book, and perhaps it is best to side with Origen when he says, "who wrote the epistle, in truth, God knows". Of course, this has not stopped biblical scholars throughout the centuries from trying to figure out who in fact wrote the enigmatic and theologically loaded epistle.

The list of possible suspects for authorship include Paul, Clement of Rome, Barnabas, Apollos, Luke, Silas, Peter, Priscilla and Aquila (together), Aristion, Philip, Jude, Epaphras, John the Apostle, Timothy, and Mary, Mother of Jesus (assisted by Luke and John).

Proponents of the Lukan theory however, may be on the right track. There is much circumstantial evidence to support this theory, and in light of new ideas of Luke's ethnicity and advanced computer technology allowing us to more accurately track word usage, semantical choices, and other grammatical features the theory is receiving new life. In The Lukan Authorship of Hebrews David Allen presents the case for Lukan authorship in conjunction with the historical evidence and the new and fresh data that has emerged in recent years.

Providing a historical overview, and then proceeding into discussion regarding grammar, theology, as well as what he believes are mistakes about Luke's ethnic identity, Allen makes a compelling case that Hebrews is the original and independent work of Luke the physician and author of the third Gospel, and the book of Acts.

While fairly specialized, though not necessarily technical, this book will make an excellent read for students who need to learn how to grapple with evidence. It is obviously required reading for serious NT scholars.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: B&H Academic
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0805447148
ISBN-13: 9780805447149
Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/27/14.
Email me when this product is available.
Series: New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology

Related Products

  1. Hebrews: New American Commentary [NAC]
    Hebrews: New American Commentary [NAC]
    David L. Allen
    B&H Books / 2010 / Hardcover
    $21.99 Retail: $32.99 Save 33% ($11.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW401350
  2. The Letter to the Hebrews: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
    The Letter to the Hebrews: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
    Peter T. O'Brien
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2009 / Hardcover
    $33.99 Retail: $52.00 Save 35% ($18.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW837295
  3. The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology
    The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology
    Jason Meyer
    B&H Books / 2009 / Hardcover
    $13.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 30% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW448429
  4. The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?
    The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?
    Michael Rydelnik
    B&H Academic / 2009 / Hardcover
    $13.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 30% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW446548

Publisher's Description

A new volume in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE AND THEOLOGY series, Lukan Authorship of Hebrews explains why Luke is the likely author of the book of Hebrews. The ramifications of this possibility are then detailed in depth, including the way Hebrews informs the interpretation of the books of Luke and Acts. Also present throughout is commentary author David L. Allen’s thorough analysis of the writing style similarities between Hebrews, Luke, and Acts.

Author Bio

David Allen is dean of the School of Theology, professor of Preaching, and director of the Center of Biblical Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds degrees from Criswell College (B.A.), SWBTS (M.Div.), and the University of Texas at Arlington (Ph.D.).

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. That You May Know: Assurance of Salvation in 1 John
    That You May Know: Assurance of Salvation in 1 John
    Christopher David Bass
    B&H Books / 2008 / Hardcover
    $16.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 32% ($8.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW447613
  2. Hebrews, John MacArthur Study Guides
    Hebrews, John MacArthur Study Guides
    John MacArthur
    Thomas Nelson / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW508888
  3. The Lord's Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes, Book Club Edition - Slightly Imperfect
    The Lord's Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes, Book Club Edition - Slightly Imperfect
    Schreiner, Thomas R. & Matthew R. Crawford, eds.
    B&H Books / Hardcover
    $5.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 76% ($19.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW447570X
  4. Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom, Poetry and Writings:  A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship
    Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom, Poetry and Writings: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship
    Tremper Longman III, Peter Enns
    IVP Academic / 2008 / Hardcover
    $38.49 Retail: $60.00 Save 36% ($21.51)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW817832

Availability

Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/27/14. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search