Guthrie this course is the culmination of over 20 years of research and teaching on the book of hebrews by dr. Best commentaries and books on hebrews logos bible software. Hebrews helps us understand the overall story of the bible. Top 5 commentaries on the book of hebrews ligonier ministries. Bible study series on the book of hebrews chapter by chapter. The book of hebrews boldly proclaims the superiority of jesus christ and christianity over other religions, including judaism. It begins like an essay, continues as a sermon and ends like a letter. The early church father clement quoted from the book of hebrews in a.
This commentary provides an interpretation of the book of hebrews in conversation with the rapidly growing body of scholarly literature. The superior worth and dignity of christ above moses is shown. But it is the book of hebrews that contains the fullest exposition of our lords ministry as our great high priest. Regardless of the human hand that held the pen, the holy spirit of god is the divine author of all scripture 2 timothy 3. When studying one of the books of the bible, we always ought to ask ourselves the question. Philip edgcumbe hughes opens the introduction to his commentary on hebrews with some insights into this very enigmatic book. Steve runge reports from the faithlife language lab 3.
Commentary on the book of hebrews by matthew henry new. The attached powerpoint and audio were given during the teaching of these lessons. Read and study hebrews, including book summary, with the versebyverse bible commentary. There is anonymity of both author and recipients because these details are not included in the text of the letter. There is nothing in the letter to tell us who wrote it nor is there a strong tradition to associate an author with the book. Introduction to hebrews verse by verse bible study kjv. When we meet with other believers to study the word we are challenged to dig into it and share what we have learned with one another fulfilling the command found in hebrews 10. The author of the letter to the hebrews wrote his letter before then. From what is in the book we could argue that the jews were still. Each lesson on this study of hebrews is designed fit into the whole of the book. France hebrews in the expositors bible commentary, revised edition 2006. Holiest of all is currently my favorite book of all time i am about midway through it on my 4th or 5 th time reading it over the years.
Lesson 1 introduces perspectives on the author, audience, date and purpose of the book of hebrews that can help us interpret the original meaning and apply this book to our modern world. Welcome to the book of hebrews a sermon to the baptized the letter to the hebrews is more appropriately called the sermon to the hebrews. The book of hebrews compares and contrasts jesus to key historical people and events from the old testament. Some think that the apostle peter refers to this epistle, and proves paul to be the penman of it, by telling the hebrews, to whom he wrote, of pauls having written. The most common opinion is that the letter was written by paul. He also appears to have been one to whom the apostles had confirmed the lords word. He is greater than angels, the torah, moses, the promised land, priests, melchizedek, sacrifices, and the covenant. The believers are seen as men on earth having free entrance to god and a heavenly calling by the work of christ.
The author of hebrews is unknown but we know that god inspired him, just as he inspired the authors of the other books in the bible. In a logical argument, the author demonstrates christs superiority, then adds practical instructions for following jesus. Best hebrews commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. Hebrews commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Book of hebrews matthew henrys bible commentary concise. Biblical studies from the book of hebrews bible study guide. Its a book that helps struggling christians get a fresh perspective on jesus, resulting in a fresh burst of courage to endure in faith. Some think that paul wrote it but the style and vocabulary are very different from pauls other letters. Hebrews 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries.
The epistle to the hebrews, or letter to the hebrews, or in the greek manuscripts, simply to the hebrews. Sometimes labeled as a general epistle, alternatively treated as a separate letter. Suggested authors have included paul, luke, barnabas, silas, apollos, and others. Whoever wrote hebrews appears not to have been an apostle of jesus. More than most new testament books, hebrews requires detailed explanations of the background allusions within it, which reference the priesthood of christ being directly linked. One of the best places to delve into bible study is in small discussion groups.
Dan winklers book on hebrews is called gods word of encouragement now we always want to see how our biblical studies apply to us today. Acknowledging that many issues such as authorship and provenance remain open, william lane examines the evidence available and makes a compelling case for his reading of the book and its historical background. The book of hebrews solves this problem by arguing that the hebrew scriptures also foretold that the. Study hebrews using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. The structure of the book of hebrews is a different from other new testament books. Introduces perspectives on the author, audience, date and purpose of the book of hebrews that can help us interpret the original meaning and apply this book to our modern world. Hebrews 1 commentary new testament matthew henry st. And of necessity of faith in christ, and of stedfastly following him. The book of hebrews elevates jesus above historical people. If you think about the new testament of the bible at all, you may wonder about the name given one of the books. Hebrews differs in some respect with the other epistles of the nt.
The subject book of hebrews of course is timeless, what suprises me is the revelation that andrew murray brings in is as fresh today as it was over 100 years ago when he wrote it. Throughout the epistle, the author stresses the continuity and flow between the old testament revelation and the new faith in christ, while emphasizing the superiority of both christ and his new covenant, using such words as better, perfect and. If there is a second mustread commentary on hebrews, it is the contemporary classic by philip hughes. The last book in the old testament dates from about 400 years before christ. He writes,i appeal to you, brothers and sisters, bear with my word of exhortation, for i have written to you briefly hebrews. What does the book add to the contents of the whole bible. Verse 2 the phrase in the last days often meant the time of the messiah. And hebrews presents christ and his service in the heavens as antitype and fulfilment of the old testament instructions of service. Humble, cautious fear is urged, lest any should come short of the promised rest, through unbelief. In other words, if we would take the epistle to the hebrews out of the bible, what would this do to our understanding of the truth of god or of the gospel. The book of hebrews is an exhortation to jewish christians to hold fast to their faith in christ. Cargill, understanding the book of hebrews nashville. Hebrews free bible commentary in easy english easyenglish bible. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament.
They are intended for reflection and self study before readinglistening to the lesson. The believers are seen as men on earth having free entrance to. God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by his son. This commentary provides an interpretation of the book of hebrews in. Significantly, the book makes no reference to the destruction of the temple at jerusalem in ad 70, and the author wrote as if the sacrificial system were still in existence hebrews 10. Lane, word biblical commentary wbc, thomas nelson, 1991, 372 pp. The book of hebrews is quite challenging, claims commentary author donald guthrie, since there are many open questions about authorship, historical setting and audience.
The greeks saw everything on earth as the shadows cast by what was real, so they were always searching for reality. Thankfully, we do not need to know who wrote the book in order to know what the book. The epistle to the hebrews has suffered from anonymity. Hebrews with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. As you study the book of hebrews, you will see that the old testament was fulfilled by jesus christ in the new testament and the superiority of christ his glory, his honor, and his divinity. Hebrews, chapters 17 helps you know and apply the encouraging and. Hebrews could be called the book of better things since the two greek words for better and superior occur 15 times in the letter.
The book of hebrews is a powerful application lesson. The epistle to the hebrews, or letter to the hebrews, or in the greek manuscripts, simply to the. God is not called father of the believers hebrews 12. Calvins commentaries are classics of the first order, essenti. The writer uses it here to show that the messiah has come. Study hebrews using martin luthers bible commentary to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Read hebrews commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Study the bible online using commentary on hebrews and more. The book of hebrews appeals to the greek mind as well as the jewish mind. Let me make a general observation an overview of the book of hebrews and the whole study will become a thrilling application for us today. The book of hebrews can give you the spiritual refreshment you need. If there is a widespread unfamiliarity with the epistle to the hebrews and its teaching, it is because so many adherents of the church have settled for an understanding and superficial association with the christian faith. The hebrews were always expecting this person to come. You can find the best commentary on hebrews for you using the tools on the.
A bible study in easyenglish 2800 word vocabulary on the book of hebrews. Book of hebrews overview insight for living ministries. The attached word document study guides are questions for the congregation, handed out the week prior to the lesson. A striking feature of this presentation of the gospel is the unique manner in which the author employs expositions of eight specific passages of the ot scriptures. Hebrews commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Christ is greater 21st century biblical commentary series steven ger, ed hindson, mal couch on. The hebrews are warned of the sin and danger of unbelief. Donald guthries commentary the letter to the hebrews 1983 mentions priscilla by name as a suggested author. Philip edgcumbe hughes a commentary on the epistle to the hebrews 1977. The author of hebrews laid out a proposition in hebrews 1. It is this ministry which we most need in times of difficulty and adversity.960 771 1421 1197 1082 107 812 218 826 1138 510 127 558 1303 90 1106 1580 482 1313 1332 1350 92 323 152 1603 224 1363 321 841 177 229 1270 602 689 1650 531 1093 1342 1211 1265 1088 1397 1065 941 270 1462 1281 1298 1444 231