|Sophisticated and compelling, the book of Hebrews challenges its readers to an unwavering commitment to Christ. The anonymous writer of this intriguing book skillfully draws upon the Old Testament and, with rhetorical finesse, reaches out to a struggling community with the message of Christ's magnificence and the call to radical devotion.|
NBBC author Kevin Anderson not only highlights and carefully explores the major themes of Hebrews but also adeptly addresses its authorship, date, and context. As with all NBBCs, this volume is marked with sound scholarship and application. It is a valuable resource for pastors, teachers, students, and laypeople.
The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God's Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.
Each volume features:
- Clear Verse-by-Verse Explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage's original language
- Comprehensive Annotation divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text; and significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text
- Helpful Sidebars which provide deeper insight into theological issues, word meanings, archeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and more