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The Epistle to the Hebrews evidences twenty-five years of further study on Bruces's part especially through thoroughly updated and embellished footnotes that take into account the numerous publications on Hebrews that have appeared in the intervening years....

Title : The Epistle to the Hebrews
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ISBN : 9780802825148
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 448 Pages
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The Epistle to the Hebrews Reviews

  • Peter N.
    2019-05-09 01:59

    This was very good commentary, but O'Brien quotes and borrows so much from Bruce that if you get O'Brien then you probably don't need Bruce.

  • BJ
    2019-04-24 07:07

    I think Bruce is a good commentator but not the most pastoral and warmest of commentators. I love a deeply scholarly and exegetical commentary AND one that is convicting, devotional, and passionate.

  • Daniel Baltich
    2019-05-01 06:00

    Good technical commentary. Though Bruce does read the NT into the OT at times his work is still very helpful when studying the book of Hebrews.

  • Marty Taylor
    2019-04-28 01:11

    Great analysis of Hebrews. Academic enough, but very readable as well.

  • Justin
    2019-05-16 00:45


  • Sagely
    2019-05-16 05:45

    Ever since Grant Osborne assigned F F Bruce's Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free for a NT seminary course, I've been a fan of Bruce. In that volume, Bruce speaks with both a depth of insight and a candor that could make anyone fall in love with Paul. So, when I set out last Spring to preach through Hebrews, I as delighted to find a commentary by Bruce.There's been some of that study and spirit which enamored me in Paul--but just a little. Bruce's volume on Hebrews fails to dig down as far as, for instance Koester's AYB commentary. Bruce cover the historical-critical bases, but doesn't build from that to a revelatory treatment of the letter.Likewise, the lively writing of Paul gets left behind in the staid verse-by-verse treatment of this commentary.I did draw on this volume repeatedly in the course of the three-month study. But it never became my go-to resource.

  • Brian Reagan
    2019-05-04 02:14

    This is not an exegetical commentary...arguably one of the best exegetical commentaries on Hebrews is by Lane. That being said here are the reasons I like this one by Bruce: 1) It is easy to look and see what he says because of how the body of the text is formatted, 2) while not exegetical, the footnotes contain sufficient exegetical insights for reasonably deep study, 3) Baptism is connected with the concept of enlightenment and salvation, 4) It affirms the very real and true possibility of Christian apostasy. This is not a good commentary for Baptists or Calvinists, because most of what it says is antithetical to your particular brand of heresy. The text contains an approachable breakdown for both the novice and the more skilled exegete, while not getting bogged down in minutiae. This is probably in my top five for commentaries on Hebrews, and if the number of other commentators who quote Bruce is indicative of anything, apparently it is for many others.

  • Steve
    2019-04-24 05:07

    Bruce's commentary on Hebrews was well researched, but written in such a way that it is appealing to both the highly academic scholar and the lay person. He spends little time focusing on the grammatical functions of the words in their original language and focuses more on making the big picture of salvation clear to readers. His historical commentary on Jewish Orthodoxy is immensely helpful in understanding what the authors of Hebrews was getting at in each passage. It's an excellent resource to have if you're studying the epistle to the Hebrews.

  • Bob Pazehoski, Jr
    2019-04-20 07:53

    Bruce brings a lot to the table with this commentary. His depth of research is evident, the footnotes are - at times - quite interesting and challenging. He weaves practical thought in with academic exploration. As a note, I was reading Guthrie's NIV Application Commentary simultaneously. Together, they provide a nice balance of depth and warmth. I highly recommend both!

  • Warren B
    2019-05-01 05:03

    This is my first encounter with F.F. Bruce. I have been absolutely amazed at this man's scholarly ability and mind for this sort of work. He's a treasure, and I'll be looking forward to reading more from him.

  • Warren Pace
    2019-05-01 06:49

    Good conservative commentary. Truly pulls the historical context into view, even carefully utilizing apocrypha sources for explanation.

  • Douglas Wilson
    2019-05-12 09:04


  • Pascal Denault
    2019-04-30 03:46

    Concise, much useful for my exposition on Hebrews

  • Julia
    2019-04-29 02:45

    This is an excellent commentary on the book of Hebrews.