Hebrews

Headline for Best Bible Commentaries on Hebrews

Hebrews is the nineteenth book of the New Testament. Authorship is unknown, though many scholars have arguments, theories, and guesses as to who wrote the epistle. The letter-writer believed that the recipients needed to move beyond the elementary teachings of the faith to more sophisticated ones. Commentaries on Hebrews often address the authorship-recipient mystery, the superiority of Christ, the warnings about apostasy, and the necessity of growing in faith and maturity.

Hebrews 1-8 and 9-13 (WBC) by William L. Lane

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Hebrews
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a technical but enormously helpful commentary on Hebrews - best in my judgment"
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Hebrews; "Of all the commentaries on Hebrews that I have looked at and used, I have found the two-volume set by William Lane to be the one I turn to first."

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Hebrews (NICNT) by F.F. Bruce

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a clear exposition of the letter"
  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Hebrews; "Originally published in the mid-1960s, this commentary was completely revised and republished in 1990, the year of Professor Bruce’s death. The commentary is thorough yet accessible and should be consulted by all students of this book of Scripture."

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  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Hebrews (NIVAC) by George Guthrie

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Hebrews
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "lucid exposition with application to today's world"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Hebrews (NIGTC) by Paul Ellingworth

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  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Hebrews
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "technical details supplied, but it is hard to see the big picture"
  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Hebrews; "Paul Ellingworth’s commentary on Hebrews is a massive technical commentary on the Greek text. For those doing in-depth study of the book, it is invaluable."

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Hebrews - Revelation (EBC) by R. T. France

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  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Hebrews; "France has done extensive work on the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, which suits him particularly well as a commentator on Hebrews."

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Hebrews (Preaching the Word) by R. Kent Hughes

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a theologically astute exposition"

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Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews by David A. DeSilva

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Hebrews
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a social scientific commentary"

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Hebrews (NIGNT) by Gareth Lee Cockerill

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Hebrews

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Hebrews (PNTC) by Peter T. O'Brien

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Hebrews (NAC) by David L. Allen

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Hebrews (TNTC) by Donald Guthrie

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Hebrews (BST) by Raymond Brown

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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The Epistle to the Hebrews by Philip Edgcumbe Hughes

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  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Hebrews; "If there is a second “must-read” commentary on Hebrews, it is the contemporary classic by Philip Hughes. He is particularly helpful in drawing out theological implications of the text."

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Hebrews (HERM) by Harold W. Attridge

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Hebrews
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a technical and very helpful exposition of the letter"

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Hebrews (NTL) by Luke Timothy Johnson

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Hebrews (UBCS) by Donald A. Hagner

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a brief and insightful interpretation for the busy pastor"

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Hebrews (Interpretation) by Thomas G. Long

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Hebrews (IVPNTC) by Ray Stedman

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