Sermons from hebrews 3 the epistle to the hebrews introduction to the epistle introduction 1. Ethan smith, pastor of the congregational church in poultney, vermont, argued that the native americans were scattered israelites who would soon be restored into the gospel fold. By setting forth basic information that we do know about the book, we will begin our study by providing a foundation on which to. Commentary on the book of hebrews by matthew henry new. People who study bible books often begin with these subjects. The hebrews writer appears to combine these two stories into one. The mission of the ccel is to make classic christian books available to the world. It is obvious that there are certain lessons in the epistle to the hebrews. Hebrews commentary matthew henry commentary on the. I have chosen to end with these subjects because they are less important than the contents of the book. For centuries, church fathers and biblical scholars have sought to identify the author of hebrews.
In other words, if we would take the epistle to the hebrews out of the bible, what would this do to our understanding of the truth of god or of the gospel. White on bible study chapter 6 of the book of hebrews steadfastness in the faiththe covenant oath additional notes. We are delighted that this volume is part of the resources for biblical study series, published by the society of biblical literature and brill, and. Introductionthe book of the new testament routinely known as hebrews is a difficult nut to crack. The compositional strategy, structure, and peak of the book hebrews are heavily. Many struggled and disagreed regarding the human author of hebrews. The book of hebrews does not tell us its authors name.
The arguments and reflections in their whole form and spirit, even more than in the special details, are addressed to hebrews, men, that is, whose hearts were filled with the thoughts, the hopes, the consolations, of the old covenant. Chapter 3 of the book of hebrews christ and moses chapter 4 of the book of hebrews the sabbath additional notes the rest of god chapter 5 of the book of hebrews christs qualifications as high priest additional notes mrs. God is not called father of the believers hebrews 12. Hebrews commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Hebrews is one of the most significant books in the new testament for understanding the relationship between the old and new covenants. It was written to jewish christians who had it was written to jewish christians who had graduated from the inferior covenant of the mosaic law to the gospel of jesus christ cp. Humble, cautious fear is urged, lest any should come short of the promised rest, through unbelief. A bible study in easyenglish 2800 word vocabulary on the book of hebrews. The authors of the book of hebrews bluntly state that the old mosaic covenant is obsolete because of the new covenant through the sacrifice and priesthood of jesus christ. Hebrews 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. There is a sense in which the son does not speak in hebrews.
Macleod dean of the graduate program emmaus bible college, dubuque, iowa the question of emphasis or the doctrinal center of hebrews, is a vital one. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. It is in many ways an enigma, but it is also in many ways the clearest teaching in the whole nt about the value of christ and his ministry on our behalf before god. Modern scholars tend to object to pauline authorship. In the fourth commandment god showed that people could combine an attitude of reverence towards. Christocentric commentary series a commentary on the epistle to the hebrews jesus better than everything james a.
Biblical studies from the book of hebrews bible study guide. Epistle to the hebrews, in the grace new testament commentary, 2. The conjunction te is used most frequently in lukes writings and hebrews. Hebrews differs in some respect with the other epistles of the nt. The book of hebrews for the most part does not present jesus speaking of himself. And of necessity of faith in christ, and of stedfastly following him. The ancient hebrews called the book by its opening words, in the beginning. The writer of hebrews appeals to the hebrew scriptures on a number of occasions.
Hebrews is a book deeply rooted in the old testament. Again, he did not say about any angel, i will be his father, and he will be my son 2 samuel 7. The book of hebrews is the god the father telling us what god the son is all about. A commentary on the epistle to the hebrews jesus better than everything james a. Commentary on the book of hebrews by matthew henry. For some particular reasons, the writer of the book of hebrews did not pen his name on the book. In chapter 10 yahusha warns his disciples that they will find hostility within the jewish community when they attempt to. The epistle to the hebrews is a unique book in the new testament. Hebrews has 29 quotations and 53 allusions to the old testament, for a total of 82 references. And hebrews presents christ and his service in the heavens as antitype and fulfilment of the old testament instructions of service. The black history book you are reading provides heaps of answers including images of the hebrews. This african history book gives you the proof that our black ancestors were the authors of the bible. Tenney, a new approach to the book of hebrews, bibliotheca sacra. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the book of hebrews, and the following are five of the best.
The antijudaic statements of the gospel of matthew begin in chapter 10 and continue in chapter 15,22,23 and 27. Or it may seem only to contain songs and prayers, like psalms. Hebrews bible commentaries free online downloadable. Significantly, hebrews does not refer even once to the books of the apocrypha. The use of the phrase en gar to is found only in hebrews 2. The death of christ is spoken of as for the redemption of the transgressions which were under the first covenant 9. The superior worth and dignity of christ above moses is shown.
Written at a level for college and seminary students, understanding the book of hebrews shows how this early christian sermon utilized the events, settings, and characters of the salvation story line to remind the christian audience that christ has provided a definitive sacrifice. Pdf commentary on the epistle to the hebrews isaiah vance. Study hebrews using martin luthers bible commentary to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Nearclassical style of the prologues of luke, acts, and hebrews. The author of the book of hebrews teaches that this is true about each old testament book.
It was not uncommon for one individual to combine the roles. The believers are seen as men on earth having free entrance to god and a heavenly calling by the work of christ. Seven theological themes in hebrews gordon college. For almost a century critics of the authenticity of the book of mormon have claimed that view of the hebrews, first published by ethan smith in 1823 2d ed. Obviously, the title of hebrews tells of the flavor of the book. Hebrews is one of the three new testament commentaries on a single old testament verse. Hebrews 5 8 jesus is our high priest hebrews 6 be fruitful in your devotion to christ as our eternal high priest hebrews 7 christ is a priest after the order of melchizedek hebrews 8 christ, a minister of a superior covenant hebrews 9 10 jesus is our sacrifice for sins hebrews 9 christ offered himself in the perfect templetabernacle heaven. The book of hebrews pros ebraious introduction hebrews 1114 in many timesa.
Summary of hebrews, the general epistles and revelation. Hebrews 1 commentary new testament matthew henry st. I shall not forget my first sight of mont blanc, towering up beyond the chamonix valley, king among alpine giants, crowned. The hebrews are warned of the sin and danger of unbelief. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole. Yea, these things were the principal subject and substance of all divine revelations, 1 peter 1. Read hebrews commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. A book may seem to be about history, for example 2 samuel. In this work, kenneth schenck represents the complex argument of hebrews in terms of the salvation story it tells. Hebrews 12 commentary john owen exposition of hebrews. Easyenglish is a system of simple english designed by wycliffe associates uk. Pantaenus died 190 ad, clement of alexandria, jerome, and augustine all believed paul wrote the book.
If men cannot learn about god from the son, no amount of prophetic voices or. This book is available in pdf, html, kindle, and other formats. The authors describe the old covenant, explaining that everything was a shadow of what is in heaven and of the perfect new covenant. Doddridge and scott, like calvin, combine the two ideas of guilt and pollution. The inclusion of hebrews into the new testament canon came. Hebrews with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. A hebrew and english lexicon of the old testament by f. Whence he makes it the ground of his undertaking, that in the volume, or head of the book of god, it was written of him, that he should do his will, hebrews 10. See all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. This reference to the old testament will be repeated often through the book of hebrews.
Study the bible online using commentary on hebrews and more. God has also given to him a name that is greater than theirs. In the book of hebrews, the concept pist, like so many theo logical concepts in the book, serves the hortatory purpose of the author. Hebrews bible commentaries free online downloadable pdf.617 1625 109 424 1143 794 647 1289 1639 717 52 1533 270 1629 428 688 1005 1513 438 928 164 1275 1613 1430 859 1071 930 857 1051 1137 384 16 563 1473 458 1391 574 674 1220 1192 300 151 1000 1479 583 180 746