Letter to the Hebrews

ISBN-10: 0802837298

ISBN-13: 9780802837295

Edition: 2010

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Description: The Pillar New Testament Commentary, designed for serious readers of the Bible, seeks above all to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it. Writers of the PNTC volumes interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate yet avoid undue technical detail. Their ideal is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with an eye alert both to biblical theology and to the contemporary relevance of the Bible.

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List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/22/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 630
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

O'Brien is senior research fellow in New Testament at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He is well-known for his major biblical commentaries, including The Letter to the Ephesians (Apollos), and several publications on the subject of mission.

Editor's Preface
Author's Preface
Abbreviations
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Introduction
Authorship and Canonicity
Paul
An Associate of Paul
Barnabas
Apollos
An Unknown Author
The Situation of the Recipients
Destination
Date
Hostile Actions against the Community
The Destruction of the Temple
The Development of Early Christianity
Genre
Structure
Conceptual (or Thematic) Analysis
Rhetorical Analysis
Literary Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Cynthia Long Westfall
Our Structure
Exposition, Exhortation, and Purpose
Hebrews in Its First-Century World
Philo, Alexandria, and Platonism
Gnosticism
Palestinian Jewish Writings
Christian Origins
Pauline Christianity
Jewish Christianity
Commentary on Hebrews
Introduction: God's Final Word to us in His Son, 1:1-4
The Position of the Son in Relation to That of Angels, 1:5–2:18
The Son Superior to Angels, 1:5-14
Warning: Do Not Reject the Word Spoken through God's Son, 2:1-4
The Son for a Time Lower than the Angels, 2:5-9
The Son Became Lower in order to Suffer for the Sons, 2:10-18
Fix Your Attention on Jesus — A Warning against Unbelief — A Promise of Entering God's Rest, 3:1–4:13
Jesus, the Supreme Example of the Faithful Son, 3:1-6
Warning: Avoid Israel's Example of Unbelief, 3:7-19
The Promise of Rest for Those Who Persevere in Faith, 4:1-13
Let Us Make Every Effort to Enter God's Rest, 4:1-11
Consider the Power of God's Word, 4:12-13
Since We Have a Great High Priest, Let Us Hold Fast and Draw Near, 4:14-16
The Son's Appointment as Unique High Priest, 5:1–7:28
Introduction: The Son, Taken from among Men and Appointed in the Order of Melchizedek, 5:1-10
Qualifications for High Priesthood, 5:1-4
Christ's Qualifications for High Priesthood, 5:5-10
Warning and Encouragement: The Peril of Apostasy, 5:11–6:12
The Problem with the Community—Spiritual Immaturity, 5:11-14
Let Us Move On to Maturity, 6:1-3
A Stern Warning about the Dangers of Apostasy, 6:4-8
An Encouragement to Persevere, 6:9-12
God's Promise Our Basis of Hope, 6:13-20
The Superiority of Melchizedek, 7:1-10
The Superiority of Jesus, the High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek, 7:11-28
The Order of Melchizedek Replaces the Order of Aaron, 7:11-19
The Superiority of the New Priesthood: The Divine Oath, Its Permanence, and the Character of Jesus, 7:20-28
The Superior Offering of the Appointed High Priest, 8:1–10:18
The More Excellent Ministry of the Heavenly High Priest, 8:1-6
The Superiority of the New Covenant, 8:7-13
The Superiority of the New Covenant Offering, 9:1-10:18
The Sanctuary under the Old Covenant, 9:1-10
Decisive Cleansing through the Blood of Christ, 9:11-28
Christ's atoning death has secured an eternal redemption, 9:11-14
Christ the mediator of the new covenant, 9:15-22
Christ's perfect sacrifice, 9:23-28
The Consummate Sacrifice, 10:1-18
Shadow and reality, 10:1-4
Sacrifice versus obedience, 10:5-10
The finality of Christ's priesthood, 10:11-14
The finality of Christ's sacrifice, 10:15-18
Since We Have Access to God Through Christ's Sacrifice, Let Us Draw Near and Hold Fast, 10:19-25
Let Us Draw Near to God, 10:19-22
Let Us Hold Unswervingly to the Hope We Possess, 10:23
Let Us Encourage One Another, 10:24-25
A Call to Perseverance and Faith, 10:26–12:29
A Warning against Apostasy and a Summons to Perseverance, 10:26-39
A Stern Warning: The Danger of Rejecting God's Son, 10:26-31
Remember the Past and Persevere, 10:32-39
Positive Old Testament Examples of Faithful Endurance, 11:1-40
Faith in the Unseen, 11:1-7
The Faith of Abraham and His Descendants, 11:8-22
The Faith of Moses, 11:23-31
Further Examples—Those Who Endured through Faith, 11:32-40
Let Us Run the Race with Endurance, Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus, 12:1-2
Endure Discipline as Children, 12:3-17
You Have Come to the Heavenly Zion, 12:18-24
A Final Warning: Do Not Reject the One Who Speaks from Heaven, 12:25-29
Concluding Exhortations, Final Prayers, and Greetings, 13:1-25
True Service to God Involves Serving His People, 13:1-16
Instructions for the Congregation, 13:7-19
Prayer and Doxology, 13:20-21
Personal Notes, Greetings, and Benediction, 13:22-25
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