Hebrews

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Crossway, 1998 - Religion - 269 pages
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The Crossway Classic Commentaries
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For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God who were highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The Crossway Classic Commentary Series, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness, presents the very best work on individual Bible books for today's believers.

The author of Hebrews wanted his audience to know and understand one truth: Christ is superior, and therefore, so is Christianity. He demonstrates this by comparing the imperfect old covenant with the perfect new covenant. The person of Christ is better than prophets and angels, His priesthood is greater than that of Melchizedek and the line of Aaron, and His power within the believer's life is incomparable. Between these contrasts he exhorts the readers to persevere in their faith, be obedient, grow in their understanding, and not miss the grace of God. The lessons and admonitions of Hebrews have intensely practical application for all readers--then and now.

John Owens' unveiling of this text will give pastors and students of the Bible a thorough handle on its key passages. The message of Hebrews proves that Jesus Christ is still the Savior the world needs today. Contemporary believers will be inspired by it as they seek to uphold and defend Christ's supremacy in a pluralistic world.

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Review: Hebrews, 7 Volumes

User Review  - Rod - Christianbook.com

There is very little that I can say that has not already been said about John Owen's exposition of Hebrews. It is a superlative work, well worth purchasing. Potential purchasers should know that these ... Read full review

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User Review  - CH Jason McCash - Christianbook.com

This is, without a doubt, the greatest commentary ever written on Hebrews. This is no lightweight work; it is deep and rich. If one can master this work one has mastered something great. Owen ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Known as the "theologian's theologian," JOHN OWEN (16161683) was vice chancellor of Oxford University and served as advisor and chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. Among the most learned and active of the Puritans in seventeenth-century Europe, he was an erudite and accomplished theologian both in doctrine and practical theology.

ALISTER MCGRATH is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is also a noted author and co-editor of Crossway's Classic Commentary Series.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

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