This commentary on Hebrews gleans fresh theological insight into this book by attending carefully to the cultural and educational context from which it emerges.
James W. Thompson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is the Robert and Kay Onstead Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, and associate dean of ACU's graduate school of theology. He is the editor of Restoration Quarterly and the author of Pastoral Ministry according to Paul, Preaching like Paul, and The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy.
List of Figures
Hebrews 1:1-4:13 Hearing God's Word with Faithful Endurance
Hebrews 1:1-4 Encountering God's Ultimate Word
Hebrews 1:5-2:4 Paying Attention to God's Word
Hebrews 2:5-18 The Community's Present Suffering
Hebrews 3:1-4:13 Hearing God's Voice Today
Hebrews 4:14-10:31 Discovering Certainty and Confidence in the Word for the Mature
Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Drawing Near and Holding Firmly
Hebrews 5:11-6:20 Preparing to Hear the Word That Is Hard to Explain
Hebrews 7 The Priesthood of Melchizedek as the Anchor of the Soul
Hebrews 8 The Sacrificial Work of Christ as the Assurance of God's Promises
Hebrews 9:1-10:18 The Ultimate Sacrifice in the Heavenly Sanctuary
Hebrews 10:19-31 Drawing Near and Holding Firmly in an Unwavering Faith
Hebrews 10:32-13:25 On Not Refusing the One Who Is Speaking
Hebrews 10:32-39 Remembering the Faithfulness of Earlier Days
Hebrews 11:1-12:3 Remembering the Faithful Heroes of the Past
Hebrews 12:4-13 Enduring Faithfully in the Midst of Suffering
Hebrews 12:14-29 Listening to the One Who Is Speaking from Heaven
Hebrews 13 Bearing with the Word of Exhortation
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Scripture and Ancient Sources
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