Commentaries on Hebrews

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Donn Heinrich | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 13 2010 8:49 AM

There are several commentaries on Hebrews on Pre-Pub.  Peter O'Brien (Pillar) is scheduled for release tomorrow.  Can you give me a time frame for Allen (NAC) and Philip Hughes release?  Just wanted to know as I plan on preaching through Hebrews shortly.  Thanks for any help you can give.

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 13 2010 6:35 PM

Although it's not available individually, the NIVAC on Hebrews by Guthrie is outstanding. The introduction to the book is worth the price of the volume. It is a narration that the author does (in Biblical costume) before he begins teaching his class on Hebrews. It gives you the mindset of the intended audience for the book. It is incredibly moving.

http://www.logos.com/products/details/5459

If you can't buy the set, I recommend you buy the print volume.

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Peter Jonas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 14 2010 5:58 AM

If Hermeneia is still on sale, I would encourage you to go for it.  Harold Attridge's commentary is a masterwork.

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Kaye Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 14 2010 6:14 AM

Donn,

Thanks for your post because it prompted me to order the Pillar yesterday.  I'm studying Hebrews right now so the timing is great.  Now, if they would just release it...  Indifferent

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 14 2010 7:09 AM

Donn Heinrich:
Can you give me a time frame for Allen (NAC) and Philip Hughes release? 

I can't, and I am not sure Logos will be able to, either.  Certainly not in come for your current study. 

Edwin Bowden:
Although it's not available individually, the NIVAC on Hebrews by Guthrie is outstanding.

I heartily second that.  In fact, Guthrie has several good Hebrews commentaries, each unique, each I would recommend, including this one very highly: The Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament--his section on Hebrews is fantastic.  Since Hebrews quotes and alludes to so much Old Testament scripture, his insight is critical for good study.  He also did a nice job in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary.  And many pictures (of the tabernacle, temple, sacrifice, etc, good for power points).  The ZIBBC is somewhat brief, but he condenses well for a quick read and understanding.

Edwin Bowden:
The introduction to the book is worth the price of the volume

Yes

Kaye Anderson:
I'm studying Hebrews right now so the timing is great.  Now, if they would just release it...  Indifferent

Me three! (in line after you and Donn).  I preached through it two years ago, but as part of a "Journey through the NT" this year am getting ready to do a short three sermon series.  I LOVE this book, anyway. 

FYI, John Barry did a looooong study series in Bible Study Magazine starting with their first issue (Nov 2008?), took him over a year to get through it.  If you have that, you might get some ideas yourself.

 

 

 

 

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 14 2010 8:13 AM

Dan DeVilder:

[I heartily second that.  In fact, Guthrie has several good Hebrews commentaries, each unique, each I would recommend, including this one very highly: The Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament--his section on Hebrews is fantastic.  Since Hebrews quotes and alludes to so much Old Testament scripture, his insight is critical for good study.  He also did a nice job in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary.  And many pictures (of the tabernacle, temple, sacrifice, etc, good for power points).  The ZIBBC is somewhat brief, but he condenses well for a quick read and understanding.

Dan,

Thanks for that info. I have those volumes, but didn't realize that Guthrie had contributed to them on Hebrews. I'll check it out.

When I taught Hebrews to my SS class a few years ago, I read his introduction to the class. I was in tears by the time I finished reading it.

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 14 2010 5:13 PM

Just browsed through my new Logos edition of Pillar Commentary on Hebrews. The author's preface included this line:

"Special mention should be made of George H. Guthrie, whose range of insightful writings on Hebrews has been of considerable influence on my thinking."

O'Brien, P. T. (2010). The Letter to the Hebrews. The Pillar New Testament commentary (xiii). Grand Rapids, MI; Nottingham, England: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
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Fred Greco | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 14 2010 5:24 PM

John Owen's Exposition of Hebrews (7vols) is a masterpiece.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 15 2010 5:38 AM

Edwin Bowden:

"Special mention should be made of George H. Guthrie, whose range of insightful writings on Hebrews has been of considerable influence on my thinking."

I emailed him a little over a year ago to thank him (I don't know him personally).  He said the surprise "thank you" was well received and came at a time when he was (my words) feeling burdened and contemplating another project--whether it would be worth it.  (I hope I am not misrepresenting what he said, but something to that effect).

I think his dad did the Tyndale volume on Hebrews.

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 15 2010 6:52 AM

Dan DeVilder:

Edwin Bowden:

"Special mention should be made of George H. Guthrie, whose range of insightful writings on Hebrews has been of considerable influence on my thinking."

I emailed him a little over a year ago to thank him (I don't know him personally).  He said the surprise "thank you" was well received and came at a time when he was (my words) feeling burdened and contemplating another project--whether it would be worth it.  (I hope I am not misrepresenting what he said, but something to that effect).

We never know when a word of appreciation is just what another person was in need of.

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Kaye Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 15 2010 8:16 AM

You're right.  You never know when you've touched a life for good!  And you guys have forced me to go buy the recommended book with Guthrie's Hebrews commentary.  :-)

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 15 2010 8:36 AM

I agree, thanks for the insight.  I have platinum which is a good platform, but needs help in certain areas such as commentaries on Hebrews.  I got in on the prepub for Pillar and I appreciate the heads up on other good resources!

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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 15 2010 12:22 PM

Jerry M:

I agree, thanks for the insight.  I have platinum which is a good platform, but needs help in certain areas such as commentaries on Hebrews.  I got in on the prepub for Pillar and I appreciate the heads up on other good resources!

The Pillar Hebrews was the only one out of the original 8 which I have elected to pick up as they've come off the pre-pub line.  I was browsing through it a little last night and this morning...meaty stuff.  

I think the more resources on a seminal book such as Hebrews the better.  Hebrews is a book much like John - it is just full of ground breaking doctrine. 

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Ralph Mauch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 15 2010 2:03 PM

Dan DeVilder:

Edwin Bowden:

"Special mention should be made of George H. Guthrie, whose range of insightful writings on Hebrews has been of considerable influence on my thinking."

 

I emailed him a little over a year ago to thank him (I don't know him personally).  He said the surprise "thank you" was well received and came at a time when he was (my words) feeling burdened and contemplating another project--whether it would be worth it.  (I hope I am not misrepresenting what he said, but something to that effect).

I think his dad did the Tyndale volume on Hebrews.

Right, it's Tyndale, and I'm a big fan of his from reading him in "Beale, G. K., & Carson, D. A. (2007). Commentary on the New Testament use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI; Nottingham, UK: Baker Academic; Apollos." on Hebrews. I found an interesting new project of his here:

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Clifford B. Kvidahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 15 2010 2:03 PM

Overall, commentaries on Hebrews are starting to come in to their own.  Some of the better ones are now becoming available in L4, but there are still some that I would like to see in L4, let alone back in print (I am thinking specifically of C. Spicq's 2 vol. work in French).

I would agree with the compliments shown towards Guthrie's work in NIVAC. I tend to dislike that series, but Guthrie's is a 5-star masterpiece. It perfect for reading after doing exegetical work on the text.  While other more technical commentaries like Attridge, Ellingworth, Lane, etc. are a go to first work, Guthrie's work puts flesh on the bones of ones exegesis.

I would suggest also getting Dr. Allen's Commentary in the NAC series.  His introduction is excellent!

Also, David deSilva's commentary in the Socio-Rhetoroical series (Ben Witerington) is likewise a very good resource.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 16 2010 4:55 PM

Clifford B. Kvidahl:
I would suggest also getting Dr. Allen's Commentary in the NAC series.

Thanks.  I've got that, and will pay a little closer attention to it.

 

One other I'd recommend (and have suggested): Hebrews by James W. Thompson in the "Paideia" series from Baker Academic.  Being a Baker product, I wonder how long before Logos publishes them . . .But it is a very good volume which pays closer attention to the overall argument/flow, rather than minutiae.  It's definitely a good add.  I hear the rest in the series is good, too.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 22 2010 6:22 AM

I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality and breadth of the College Press NIV series edition on Hebrews by Girdwood/Verkruyse.    It is not at all over technical, and yet it deals quite in depth with the sensitive and complex arguments.  And whenever they refer to Lane, Attridge, or others, I just open up those works for more technical detail.  I sure wish these books were linked to all those resources (BAGD, Lane, etc).

I like Apples.  Especially Honeycrisp.

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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 22 2010 6:25 AM

Dan DeVilder:

 And whenever they refer to Lane, Attridge, or others, I just open up those works for more technical detail.  I sure wish these books were linked to all those resources (BAGD, Lane, etc).

 

Can you site those resources for Lane and Attridge?

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 22 2010 6:34 AM

Wilson Hines:

Dan DeVilder:

 And whenever they refer to Lane, Attridge, or others, I just open up those works for more technical detail.  I sure wish these books were linked to all those resources (BAGD, Lane, etc).

 

Can you site those resources for Lane and Attridge?

Did you know that you can search for them on www.logos.com?  Smile  Lane has two volumes: 1 and 2.  Together they cost $100.  Logos just had a sale on the whole series for 499.  As always, contact your preferred salesperson at Logos.com.  I use Jared at Logos.  Attridge is part of the Hermeneia series.  I have linked that to the NT set, but you can buy the whole Bible for 600 (well, just under--) up through December, I believe, then it goes higher (probably MUCH higher)

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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 22 2010 6:42 AM

I did a search in my library and I came up with the Hermeneia volume (thank the Lord for that price :) and then I didn't get a hit on the WBC because I only have an expansion pack of that, like six volumes.  

Anyway, I thought about doing a search on the site, but then dismissed it because sometimes those searches will lead to confusion.  I just wanted to hear it from you, figured that would be the best way.  Thanks for the response.

Wilson Hines

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