If you want to thoroughly understand the book of Hebrews, you should get this book. The author first delves into the background of Hebrewswho its intended audience was, who wrote it, when, where, etc. Next, he explains the authors goals and how the author makes use of first century techniques of persuasion to reach his audience. Then, deSilva breaks Hebrews up into ten distinct passages, providing an overview, detailed commentary and summary for each. Important issues, whether theological, historical or cultural, receive special attention. In addition, deSilva provides great insights into how to apply the messages found in each passage to our lives today. This inspiring commentary will greatly enrich your understanding, not only of one of the New Testaments most difficult books, but also of Christs work on the crosswork for which we should all be grateful.