J. Michael McKay, Jr. reviews Madison N. Pierce, Divine Discourse in the Epistle to the Hebrews: The Recontextualization of Spoken Quotations of Scripture.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Joseph, Simon J. “‘In the Days of His Flesh, He Offered Up Prayers’: Reimagining the Sacrifice(s) of Jesus in the Letter to the Hebrews.” Journal of Biblical Literature 140.1 (2021): 207–27.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
Stevens, Daniel Joseph. “A Promise Remains: A Study of Promise in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., King’s College, 2019.
I have added the following dissertation to the Theses & Dissertations page:
Hodson, Alan. “The Pneumatology of the Letter to the Hebrews: Confused, Careless, Cavalier, or Carefully Crafted?” Ph.D. diss., University of Chester, 2019.
The newest article by Philip Church:
Church, Philip. “The Punctuation of Hebrews 10:2 and Its Significance for the Date of Hebrews.” Tyndale Bulletin 71 (2020): 281–92.
Also, I have added the following articles to our Articles and Essays page:
Church, Philip. “Hebrews 1:10–12 and the Renewal of the Cosmos.” Tyndale Bulletin 67.2 (2016): 269–86.
Church, Philip. “The Temple in the Apocalypse of Weeks and in Hebrews.” Tyndale Bulletin 64.1 (2013): 109–28.
Thanks to Philip for the heads up on these articles.
Monday, March 8, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
Madison Pierce reviews Son, Sacrifice, and Great Shepherd, the collection of essays on Hebrews edited by David Moffitt and Eric Mason.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Lexham Press sent me Thomas Screiner's commentary on Hebrews in their new Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary. As I sat down to look over the commentary I realized that this commentary is exactly identical to his commentary in the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series. It has been repackaged by a different publisher with a different cover in a different series.
is exactly identical in contents to this book:
I reviewed Schreiner's commentary previously here. Thanks to Lexham Press for a copy of the book.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
I just learned about the publication of this book:
Martin Pochon. L'épître aux Hébreux au regard des Evangiles. Les éditions du Cerf, 2020.
Translated from the website:
"A New Testament book about which all aspects, author, genre, dating, addressees, reasons for canonicity, and even the exact theme, are the subject of intense scholarly disputes? This is the case with the Epistle to the Hebrews, sometimes attributed to Saint Paul, which deals with the two Covenants, hope in persecutions, Jesus mediator and which, for the first time in Christian literature, uses the Old Testament figure of Melchizedek, priest of God Most High, to establish the priestly identity of Christ. A letter that does not seem like one, rather a lecture, and which can attest as much to tradition as to the most daring innovation in thinking about the meaning of Christ's sacrifice. But what is the meaning of this sacrifice? This is the question that Martin Pochon resolves here, thanks to meticulous and documented work. Examining the text, its construction, its assertions, its vocabulary, its figures of speech, but also penetrating into its deep significance, he shows how the Epistle to the Hebrews is indeed a pivotal text in the understanding of the death of Christ. It is because it offers a singular interpretation of the forgiveness of sins, singular if we relate it to the proposition of the Gospels, while integrating the Christology of primitive communities. A fascinating investigation. A major elucidation. A study destined to become a classic."
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
"The Epistle to the Hebrews is usually associated with its theology of Christ the High Priest. However, the term "high priest" is not so common in the first four chapters of Hebrews, occurring only four times with a further reference to sacrifice in 1:3. Rather than emphasising the priestly or sacrificial activity of Christ, these opening sections contain a number of references to creation: 1:2-3,10-12, 2:5-9, 10; 3:1-6; 4:3-4 and 4:9-10. In this volume, Angela Costley uses discourse analysis to explore the importance of the topic of creation to the discourse of the Epistle to the Hebrews, uncovering a close link between creation and salvation. She highlights the interaction of the topic of creation with the topic of salvation in the discourse to uncover a depiction of Christ as the creator who descends to take on human flesh, God who becomes human, in order to lead humanity heavenward."
The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Fontes Press is announcing the forthcoming publication of the following book:
Félix H. Cortez. Within the Veil: The Ascension of the Son in the Letter to the Hebrews.
"Most scholars understand that the Day of Atonement ritual of Leviticus 16 provides the main template for understanding Jesus’s death and exaltation in the argument of Hebrews. This study suggests that the perspective of Hebrews is much wider than that, conceiving of the ascension as the inauguration of Jesus’ office as “Son” at the “right hand of God.” The title “Son” is the fulfillment of the promises made to David (2 Sam 7:12–15), which are claimed for Jesus explicitly in Heb 1:5 and 13. This connection to the Davidic covenantal traditions brings closer the theology of Hebrews and the theology of other New Testament documents, which opens new vistas for understanding early Christianity."
Publication will be available in January 2021
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Yeo Khiok-khng, Harry R. Kendall Professor of New Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is reporting that New Testament scholar Robert Jewett passed away on December 4, 2020. Jewett is probably best known for his magisterial commentary on Romans in the Hermeneia series. But Jewett also wrote a more popular-level commentary on Hebrews: Letter to Pilgrims: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. According to Bestcommentaries.com he was also slated to do the Hebrews volume in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary series. May he rest in peace.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Here is the newest book to come out on Hebrews: