Publisher IVP Academic
The letter to the Hebrews provides an amazing combination of warnings and assurances to encourage Christians to persevere in faith, hope, and love. The basis for this is a profound reflection on the person and work of Christ, viewed as the fulfilment of Old Testament Scripture. In this Tyndale commentary, David G. Peterson shows how the author expounds the implications of the gospel with pastoral insight and sensitivity, producing a "word of exhortation" that reaches across the centuries to speak to our lives today. 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. In the new New Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Theology. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.
Very Illuminating. Used to think the Tyndale series was more of an intro level commentary and it may have started that way, but the new revisions take more of the middle line but still highly readable. Peterson keeps an eye on inner textual links and parallels(like showing how the letter expounds the first 4 verses of intro), which is very helpful to understand the book as a whole. So much appreciated the brief exploring of OT context for the use of OT quotations as well. I have started to take the time to do this myself and its nice to have conversation partners in this without just the CNTUOT alone. Biblical Theology is a strength. This is certainly the one in competition with Hughes for my current favorite. Whole book, whole bible scope. Ex.: When Hebrews quotes Jeremiah 31:31-34, he teaches so much more on Jeremiah's promise of the new covenant than many Jeremiah commentaries that I have! Has spent a lot of time thinking through this book and theology in general. Some of his theological discussion is beautifully extended beyond the normal. For example, as I was thinking through the actual effects that forgiveness of sins has for us, besides pardon, I was met by Peterson's comments on its transforming work as well. A fine work that will greatly aid any to understand, teach, preach, or worship through Hebrews. Must buy...