Book Reviews

The following are links to electronic book reviews.  If the name of the reviewer is not mentioned, then the review is my own.

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Allen, David L. Hebrews. New American Commentary.

Allen, David L. Hebrews. New Americna Commentary. Review by Barry Joslin.

Allen, David L. Lukan Authorship of Hebrews.

Allen, David L. Lukan Authorship of Hebrews. Review by Michael Kibbe.

Allen, David L. Lukan Authorship of Hebrews. Review by Jacob J. Prahlow.

Allen, David M. Deuteronomy and Exhortation in Hebrews: A Study in Narrative Re-presentation. Review by Ched E. Spellman.

Anderson, Kevin L. Hebrews: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition.

Anderson, David R. The King-Priest of Psalm 110 in Hebrews. Studies in Biblical Literature 21. Reviews by Moschos Goutzioudis, Mark Wade Hamilton, and Richard W. Johnson.

Anderson, David R. The King-Priest of Psalm 110 in Hebrews. Studies in Biblical Literature 21. Review by Herbert W. Bateman IV.

Barnard, Jody A. The Mysticism of Hebrews: Exploring the Role of Jewish Apocalyptic Mysticism in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2/331. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.

Barnard, Jody A. The Mysticism of Hebrews: Exploring the Role of Jewish Apocalyptic Mysticism in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2/331. Review by Nicholas J. Moore.

Barnard, Jody A. The Mysticism of Hebrews: Exploring the Role of Jewish Apocalyptic Mysticism in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2/331. Review by Carl Mosser.

Bateman, Herbert W. Charts on the Book of Hebrews.

Bateman, Herbert W. Charts on the Book of Hebrews. Review by Phillip Long. A shorter review on his blog: Charts on the Book of Hebrews.

Bateman, Herbert W. Charts on the Book of Hebrews. Review by Rich Shields.

Bateman, Herbert W. Charts on the Book of Hebrews. Review by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones.

Bateman, Herbert W. Charts on the Book of Hebrews. Review by Erhard Gallos.

Bateman, Herbert W. Early Jewish Hermeneutics and Hebrews 1:5–13: The Impact of Early Jewish Exegesis on the Interpretation of a Significant New Testament Passage. American University Studies, Series 7 - Theology and Religion 193. Review by David M. Hay.

Bateman, Herbert W. Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews. Review by Felix H. Cortez.

Bateman, Herbert W. Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews. Review by Joseph D. Fantin.

Bateman, Herbert W. Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook.

Bateman, Herbert W. Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. Review by Phillip Long.

Bateman, Herbert W. Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. Review by Charles Savelle.

Bateman, Herbert W. Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. Review by Brian Renshaw.

Bateman, Herbert W. Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. Review by Joel Watts.

Bateman, Herbert W. Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. Review by Jason Gardner.

Bauckham, Richard, Daniel Driver, Trevor Hart, and Nathan MacDonald, eds. A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in Its Ancient Contexts. Review by Scott Mackie.

Bauckham, Richard, Daniel Driver, Trevor Hart, and Nathan MacDonald, eds. The Epistle to the Hebrews and Christian Theology. Review by John Dunnill.

Beavis, Mary Ann, and HyeRan Kim-Cragg. Hebrews. Wisdom Commentary.

Beavis, Mary Ann, and HyeRan Kim-Cragg. Hebrews. Wisdom Commentary. Review by Bryan J. Whitfield.

Belleville, Linda, Jon C. Laansma, and J. Ramsay Michaels. 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews. Vol. 17. Cornerstone Biblical Commentary.

Calaway, Jared C. The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Acces to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Preistly Contest. WUNT 2/349. Review by Mike Kibbe.

Calaway, Jared C. The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Access to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Priestly Context. WUNT 2/349. Review by Carl Mosser.

Calaway, Jared C. The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Access to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Priestly Context. WUNT 2/349. Review by Todd A. Scacewater.

Calaway, Jared C. The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Access to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Priestly Context. WUNT 2/349. Review by Nicholas J. Moore.

Cervera i Valls, Jordi. Jesús en la Carta als Hebreus: Una cristologia de matriu jueva. Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow.

Cockerill, Gareth Lee. The Epistle to the Hebrews.

Cockerill, Gareth Lee. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Jordi Cervera i Valls.

Cockerill, Gareth Lee. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Jim West.

Cockerill, Gareth Lee. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Scott Mackie. [May require to sign up with Academia.edu]

Cockerill, Gareth Lee. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Reviews by Kevin B. McCruden and Gabriella Gelardini.

Compton, Jared. Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews. Review by Madison Pierce.

Compton, Jared. Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews. Review by Matthew Easter.

Croy, N. Clayton. Endurance in Suffering: Hebrews 12:1–13 in Its Rhetorical, Religious, and Philosophical Context. Society for New Testament Monograph Series 98. Review by David A. deSilva.

DeSilva, David Arthur. Bearing Christ's Reproach: The Challenge of Hebrews in an Honor Culture. Review by Moschos Goutzioudis.

DeSilva, David Arthur. Despising Shame: Honor Discourse and Community Maintenance in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Bruce J. Malina.

DeSilva, David A. The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective.

DeSilva, David Arthur. Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Moschos Goutzioudis.

Docherty, Susan E. The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews: A Case Study in Early Jewish Bible Interpretation. Review by Nick Norelli.

Donelson, Lewis R. From Hebrews to Revelation: A Theological Introduction. Reviews by Robert M. Royalty and Moschos Goutzioudis. 

Dussaut, Louis. Synopse structurelle del’Épître aux Hébreux: Approche d’analyse structurelle. Review by C. Focant.

Easter, Matthew C. Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews.

Easter, Matthew C. Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews. Review by Bryan J. Whitfield.

Eisele, Wilfried. Ein unerschutterliches Reich: Die mittelplatonische Umformung und Parusiesgedankens im Hebraerbrief. Review by C. Patrick Gray.

Eisenbaum, Pamela Michelle. The Jewish Heroes of Christian History: Hebrews 11 in Literary Context. Review by George Howard.

Evans, Louis H., Jr. Hebrews. The Communicator's Commentary 10. Review by Robert Kerry McIver.

Farley, Lawrence R. The Epistle to the Hebrews: High Priest in Heaven. Review by Lasha Tchantouridzé.

Filtvedt, Ole Jakob. The Identity of God's People and the Paradox of Hebrews. Review by Nicholas Moore.

Gäbel, Georg. Die Kulttheologie des Hebräerbriefes: Eine exegetisch-religionsgeschichtliche Studie. Review by Gabriella Gelardini.

Gelardini, Gabriella, ed. Hebrews: Contemporary Methods - New Insights. Biblical Interpretation Series 75. Review by C. Patrick Gray.

Gelardini, Gabriella, ed. Hebrews: Contemporary Methods - New Insights. Biblical Interpretation Series 75.  Review by Christina Petterson.

Gelardini, Gabriella. “Verhärtet eure Herzen nicht”: Der Hebräer, eine Synagogenhomilie zu Tischa be-Aw. Biblical Interpretation Series 83. Review by Carl Mosser.

Gordon, Robert P. Hebrews. Readings: A New Biblical Commentary. Review by Herbert W. Bateman IV.

Gray, Patrick. Godly Fear: The Epistle to the Hebrews and Greco-Roman Critiques of Superstition. Reviews by Ron Fay and John Bertone.

Greer, Rowan. Captain of Our Salvation: A Study in the Patristic Exegesis of Hebrews. Review by Shawn J. Wilhite.

Grelot, Pierre. Une lecture de l'Epitre aux Hebreux. Lire la Bible 132. Review by Richard W. Johnson.

Griffiths, Jonathan I. Hebrews and Divine Speech.

Griffiths, Jonathan I. Hebrews and Divine Speech. Review by Bryan Whitfield.

Griffiths, Jonathan I. Hebrews and Divine Speech. Review by Chad Spellman.

Guthrie, George. The Structure of Hebrews: A Text-Linguistic Analysis. Review by Matthew Kent.

Hagner, Donald A. Encountering the Book of Hebrews: An Exposition. Review by Moschos Goutzioudis.

Harrington, Daniel J. The Letter to the Hebrews. Review by Martin Karrer.

Healy, Mary. Hebrews. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture.

Heemstra, Marius. The Fiscus Judaicus and the Parting of the Ways. Review by Jack Gibson.

Heemstra, Marius. The Fiscus Judaicus and the Parting of the Ways. Review by Shaye J. D. Cohen.

Heen, Erik M. and Philip D. W. Krey, eds. Hebrews. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture 10. Review by George H. Guthrie.

Heil, John Paul. Hebrews: Chiastic Structure and Audience Response. Reviewed by Philip Church.

Hoppin, Ruth. Priscilla's Letter: Finding the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Richard W. Johnson.

Human, Dirk J. and Gert J. Steyn. Psalms and Hebrews: Studies in Reception. Reviews by Steve Moyise and Scott Mackie.

Human, Dirk J. and Gert J. Steyn. Psalms and Hebrews: Studies in Reception. Review by Wolfgang Kraus.

Human, Dirk J. and Gert J. Steyn, eds. Psalms and Hebrews: Studies in Reception. Review by Jared M. Compton.

Jobes, Karen H. Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles.

Jobes, Karen H. Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles. Review by Andrew Bowden.

Jobes, Karen H. Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles. Review by Peter Davids.

Jobes, Karen H. Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles. Review by Mariam J. Kamell.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. Hebrews: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Reviews by Craig R. Koester and Wolfgang Kraus.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. Hebrews: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Review by Herbert W. Bateman.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. Hebrews: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Review by Scott D. Mackie.

Johnson, Richard. Going Outside the Camp: The Sociological Function of the Levitical Critique in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 209. Review by C. Patrick Gray.

Joslin, Barry C. Hebrews, Christ, and the Law: The Theology of the Mosaic Law in Hebrews 7:1–10:18. Review by David M. Allen.

Joslin, Barry C. Hebrews, Christ, and the Law: The Theology of the Mosaic Law in Hebrews 7:1–10:18. Review by Bryan R. Dyer.

Kim, Lloyd. Polemic in the Book of Hebrews: Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Supersessionism? 2006. Review by Lars Kierspel.

Koester, Craig R. Hebrews: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 36. Review by Tobias Nicklas.

Koester, Craig R. Hebrews: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 36. Review by Craig L. Blomberg.

Kuma, Hermann V. A. The Centrality of Αιμα (Blood) in the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews: AnExegetical and Philological Study.

Kuma, Hermann V. A. The Centrality of Αιμα (Blood) in the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews: AnExegetical and Philological Study. Review by Matthew Emadi.

Kuma, Hermann V. A. The Centrality of Αιμα (Blood) in the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews: An Exegetical and Philological Study. Review by James Harrison.

Laansma, Jon C. and Daniel J. Treier. Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the History of Interpretation.

Laansma, Jon C. and Daniel J. Treier. Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the History of Interpretation. Review by Mike Kibbe.

Laansma, Jon. "I Will Give You Rest": The Rest Motif in the New Testament with Special Reference to Mt 11 and Heb 3–4. WUNT 2/98. Review by Herbert W. Bateman IV.

Lamp Jeffrey S. The Greening of Hebrews?: Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews.

Lamp, Jeffrey S. The Greening of Hebrew?: Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews. Review by Amy L. B. Peeler.

Lane, William L. Hebrews 1–8; Hebrews 9–13. Review by Matthew M. Kent.

Lee, Gregory. Today When You Hear His Voice: Scripture, the Covenants, and the People of God. Review by David B. Hunsicker, Jr.

Lewicki, Tomasz. "Weist nicht ab den Sprechenden!": Wort Gottes und Paraklese im Hebraerbrief. Paderborner Theologische Studien 41. Review by Harold Attridge.

Lim, Bonggyeong. Horror and Hope: Exodus Theology in the Book of Hebrews.

Lincoln, Andrew. Hebrews: A Guide. Review by Martin Karrer.

Long, D. Stephen. Hebrews. Belief.

Long, Thomas G. Hebrews. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Review by Craig R. Koester.

Marohl, Matthew. Faithfulness and the Purpose of Hebrews: A Social Identity Approach. Review by Renate Viveen Hood.

Mason, Eric F. and Kevin B. McCruden, eds. Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students.

Mason, Eric F. and Kevin B. McCruden, eds. Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students. Review by Scott D. Mackie.

Mason, Eric F. and Kevin B. McCruden, eds. Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students. Review by Nicholas Moore.

McCruden, Kevin B. A Body You Have Prepared for Me: The Spirituality of the Letter to the Hebrews. Review by Nicholas Moore.

McCruden, Kevin B. Solidarity Perfected: Beneficent Christology in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Martin Karrer and Craig R. Koester.

McKelvey, R. J. Pioneer and Priest: Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

McKelvey, R. J. Pioneer and Priest: Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Mike Kibbe.

McKnight, Edgar V. and Christopher Church. Hebrews-James. Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary. Review by David Bauer.

McWilliams, David B. Hebrews. The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament.

Mitchell, Alan C. Hebrews. Sacra Pagina 13. Review by Craig R. Koester.

Moffitt, David M. Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 141. Review by Kenneth D. Litwak.

Moffitt, David M. Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Michael Kibbe.

Moffitt, David M. Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Jared Compton.

Moffitt, David M. Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review Aubrey Sequeira.

Moore, Nicholas J. Repetition in Hebrews: Plurality and Singularity in the Letter to the Hebrews, Its Ancient Context, and the Early Church. Review by Amy Peeler.

Moyise, Steve. The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation.

Moyise, Steve. The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation. Review by Amy Peeler.

Moyise, Steve. Later New Testament Writers and Scripture: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation.  Review by Yongbom Lee.

O'Brien, Peter. The Letter to the Hebrews. Pillar New Testament Commentay. Review by Martin Karrer.

O'Brien, Peter. The Letter to the Hebrews. Pillar New Testament Commentay. Review by Herbert W. Bateman IV.

O'Brien, Peter. The Letter to the Hebrews. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Review by Phillip Long.

O'Brien, Peter. The Letter to the Hebrews. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Review by James Stacey.

O'Brien, Peter. The Letter to the Hebrews. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Review by Erhard H. Gallos.

Ounsworth, Richard. Joshua Typology in the New Testament. Review by Nicholas Moore.

Ounsworth, Richard. Joshua Typology in the New Testament. Review by J. Cornelis de Vos.

Ounsworth, Richard. Joshua Typology in the New Testament. Review by Malcolm Gill.

Ounsworth, Richard. Joshua Typology in the New Testament. Review by Todd Scacewater.

Peeler, Amy L. B. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Peeler, Amy L. B. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Scott D. Mackie.

Peeler, Amy L. B. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Shawn J. Wilhite.

Peeler, Amy L. B. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Michael Kibbe.

Pfitzner, Victor C. Hebrews. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries. Review by Herbert W. Bateman IV.

Pfitzner, Victor C. Hebrews. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries. Review by Carl P. Cosaert.

Phillips, Richard D. Hebrews. Reformed Expository Commentary. Review by Knut Backhaus.

Rhee, Victor (Sung-Yul). Faith in Hebrews: Analysis within the Context of Christology, Eschatology, and Ethics. Studies in Biblical Literature 19. Reviews by John S. Mason and Moschos Goutzioudis.

Richardson, Christopher. Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus' Faith as the Climax of Israel's History in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Nicholas Moore.

Richardson, Christopher. Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus' Faith as the Climax of Israel's History in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Philip Church.

Salevao, Iutisone. Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews: The Construction and Maintenance of a Symbolic Universe. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 219. Reviews by C. Patrick Gray and Richard W. Johnson.

Salevao, Iutisone. Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews: The Construction and Maintenance of a Symbolic Universe. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 219. Review by Carl Mosser.

Schenck, Kenneth. Cosmology and Eschatology in Hebrews: The Settings of the Sacrifice. Society for New Testament Monograph Series 143. Reviews by Jason A. Whitlark and Thomas J. Kraus.

Schenck, Kenneth. Understanding the Book of Hebrews: The Story Behind the Sermon. Reviews by Moschos Goutzioudis, Richard W. Johnson, and James Sweeney.

Schreiner, Thomas R. Commentary on Hebrews. Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation.

Schreiner, Thomas R. Commentary on Hebrews. Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation. Review by Lindsay Kennedy.

She, King L. The Use of Exodus in Hebrews. Studies in Biblical Literature 142.

She, King L. The Use of Exodus in Hebrews. Studies in Biblical Literature 142. Review by Michael Kibbe.

Small, Brian C. The Characterization of Jesus in the Book of Hebrews. Biblical Interpretation Series 128. Review by Kevin Brown.

Son, Kiwoong. Zion Symbolism in Hebrews: Hebrews 12:18–24 as a Hermeneutical Key to the Epistle. Review by Martin Karrer.

Steyn, Gert J. A Quest for the Assumed LXX Vorlage of the Explicit Quotations in Hebrews.  Review by Mike Kibbe.

Thomas, C. Adrian. A Case for Mixed-Audience with Reference to the Warning Passages in the Book of Hebrews. Review by Gert J. Steyn.

Thompson, James W. Hebrews. Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament. Review by Alan C. Mitchell.

Trotter, Andrew H. Interpreting the Epistle to the Hebrews. Guides to New Testament Exegesis. Review by Gareth Lee Cockerill.

Trotter, Andrew H. Interpreting the Epistle to the Hebrews. Guides to New Testament Exegesis. Review by Louis Goldberg.

Vanhoye, Albert. A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews.

Vanhoye, Albert. A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews /The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary. Review by Nicholas Moore.

Vanhoye, Albert. A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by William W. Klein.

Vanhoye, Albert. The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary.

Vanhoye, Albert. The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary. Review by Charles Savelle.

Vanhoye, Albert. Situation du Christ: Hébreux 1–2. Lectio divina 58. Review by Paul-Émile Langevin.

Vanhoye, Albert. Structure and Message of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Subsidia Biblica 12. Review by Vasilije Vranic.

Walser, Georg A. Old Testament Quotations in Hebrews: Studies in Their Textual and Contextual Background.

Walser, Georg A. Old Testament Quotations in Hebrews: Studies in Their Textual and Contextual Background. Review by Mike Kibbe.

Westfall, Cynthia Long. A Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews: The Relationship between Form and Meaning. Library of New Testament Studies 297. Review by Gabriella Gelardini.

Whitfield, Bryan J. Joshua Traditions and the Argument of Hebrews 3–4. Review by Mike Kibbe.

Whitlark, Jason A. Enabling Fidelity to God: Perseverance in Hebrews in Light of Reciprocity Systems in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Paternoster Biblical Monographs. Review by Ryan D. Chivington.

Whitlark, Jason A. Enabling Fidelity to God: Perseverance in Hebrews in Light of Reciprocity Systems in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Paternoster Biblical Monographs. Review by Bryan R. Dyer.

Whitlark, Jason A. Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter “to the Hebrews.

Whitlark, Jason A. Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to "the Hebrews." Review by Arie W. Zwiep.


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