What does the Letter to the Hebrews have to say to Christians today?
A compelling exhortation to hold true to the faith in the face of adversity. A sermon rife with iconic imagery and Old Testament allusions. A signal work of theology in the New Testament.
Above all, the Letter to the Hebrews proclaims the high priesthood of Jesus Christ. But the book’s textual complexity and long history of interpretation can be overwhelming. In this new Pillar commentary, Sigurd Grindheim illuminates the Letter to the Hebrews, paying careful attention to linguistic features and historical context—all while centering its relevance to modern readers.
Grindheim clearly and comprehensively addresses major issues about the text, including authorship, date, canonicity, formal qualities, and major themes. Following his thorough introduction, he explains each line of the text and its significance for believers today. Grindheim’s commentary offers pastors, students, and scholars the clarity and fresh insights they want in their scriptural study.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1.) Authorship and Date 2.) Audience 3.) Occasion 4.) Structure 5.) Rhetoric 6.) Canonicity 7.) Reception 8.) Theology
Commentary on Hebrews 1:1-4 Introduction 1:5-4:13 Jesus’s Superiority as Son 4:14-10:18 Jesus, the High Priest, and His Sacrifice 10:19-13:19 Faith, Endurance, and Sanctification 13:20-25 Epistolary Benediction and Closing
Index of Authors Index of Subjects Index of Scripture References Index of Early Extrabiblical Literature
Sigurd Grindheim is a professor in the Department of Pedagogy, Religion, and Social Studies at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
“Sigurd Grindheim’s commentary is an outstanding contribution to scholarship on Hebrews. At the same time, it is accessible to readers who desire help in interpreting the letter. Grindheim offers his interpretation in conversation both with interpreters throughout history and with modern scholarship. He also interacts often with primary sources, particularly Philo, as he guides readers through Hebrews. We have the benefit, therefore, of an interpreter who has considered the broad swath of the interpretation of Hebrews throughout the centuries. Still, Grindheim presents his own reading clearly and concisely. Here we find both careful exegesis and theological depth. I believe Grindheim's work will be consulted for years to come.” —Tom Schreiner Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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