Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hebrews Highlights January 2016

After several months of relative neglect, Hebrews has received considerable attention this month among the biblioblogs:

Mitch Chase talks about Prophet, Priest, and King in Hebrews 1. He also avers that Jesus evinced Reverence, Not Rebellion, in the Garden of Gethsemane.

David Alan Black shares his musings after Reading Hebrews in the Good News Bible.

Black's post prompted a response by Henry Neufeld on Identifying Extremes - Examine Everything.

Phillip Long has started a series on Jewish Christian Literature, which covers Hebrews through Revelation. The initial posts are not primarily about Hebrews but touches on it from time to time. Introduction. Jewish Christian Literature and High Christology. Jewish Christianity according to N.T. Wright. Jewish Christian Literature and the Law.

Long gets to a more detailed analysis of Hebrews with discussions on Hebrews and the Shame of Suffering; Moses, the Servant in 3:1–6; An Exhortation to Righteousness in 3:7–19; Jesus as High Priest in 4:14–16; Why Does Hebrews Call Jesus a Priest? in 5:5–10; and Old Israel, New Church? in Hebrews 8–9.

Matt Capps has a brief video noting that The Book of Hebrews Points Us to Jesus. The video is meant to promote his 12-week study on Hebrews.

Kevin Wong has announced an upcoming seminar: ". . .  the Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies is hosting a non-accredited summer seminar on “The Transcendent Christ: St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews” in Norcia, Italy, focusing on Thomas’ commentary on the work. The seminar takes place July 10th – July 24th, with the application deadline on May 16th." Details of the seminar can be found here.


  1. Hi Brian, have you discussed Griffith's book on Hebrews and Divine Speech? Any thoughts on this volume?

    1. As a matter of fact I have reviewed the book. Since the review has appeared in print, I am hesitant to publish the review on my blog. The review appeared in Review & Expositor 112.4 (November 2015): 628–29. If you want to contact me privately via email (see sidebar), I can send you a copy.

    2. Excellent. Thanks for this reply.