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Resources on the book of Hebrews

The following list of resources has been compiled to assist you in finding quality resources on the New Testament book of Hebrews. It is intended to function as a companion to John D. Barry's recurring study in Bible Study Magazine, "Facing Today with the Book of Hebrews." Below you will find a list of commentaries that range from the most technical and academic to the most practical and approachable commentaries available. You will also find a list of Bible study resources that will direct you in personal or group study of the book of Hebrews.

Blessings in your study of God's Word.

Commentaries on the Book of Hebrews


Allen, David L., Hebrews. New American Commentary (B&H Academic, 2008).

Andrew, Edgar, ed., A Glorious High Throne: Hebrews Simply Explained. Wesleyn Commentary Series (Evangelical Press, 2003).

Attridge, Harold W., ed. Hebrews. Hermeneia (Fortress Press, 1989).

Barclay, William, The Letter to the Hebrews. Daily Study Bible (Westminster John Knox, 2003).

Brown, Raymond E., The Message of Hebrews. Bible Speaks Today (InterVarsity Press, 1974).

Buchanan, George Wesley, To the Hebrews. Anchor Bible (Doubleday, 1972).

Carter, Charles W., R. Duane Thompson, Charles S. Ball, Leo G. Cox, and Harvey J. S. Blaney, “Hebrews” in Hebrews–Revelation. Wesleyan Biblical Commentary (Eerdmans, 1966).

Church, Christopher and Edgar V. McKnight, Hebrews–James. Smyth & Helwys (Smyth & Helwys, 2004).

Davie, J. H., A Letter to Hebrews. Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the New Testament (Cambridge University Press, 1967).

deSilva, David A., Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2000).

Edwards, Thomas Charles, “Hebrews” in Ephesians–Revelation. The Expositor's Bible, 6 (1903).

Ellingworth, Paul, The Epistle to the Hebrews. New International Greek Testament Commentary (Eerdmans, 1993).

Ellingworth, Paul and Eugene A. Nida, A Handbook on the Letter to the Hebrews. UBS Handbooks (American Bible Society, 1994).

Evans, Louis H., Hebrews. The Preacher's Commentary (Thomas Nelson, 2002).

Fruchtenbaum, Arnold G., The Messianic Jewish Epistles. Ariel’s Bible Commentary (Ariel Ministries, 2005).

Girdwood, James R. and Peter Verkruyse, Hebrews. College Press NIV Commentary (College Press Publishing Company, 1997).

Greenlee, J. Harold, An Exegetical Summary of Hebrews. SIL Exegetical Summaries (Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1998).

Guthrie, Donald, Hebrews. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (InterVarsity Press, 1983).

Hagner, Donald A., Hebrews. New International Biblical Commentary on the New Testament, 14 (Hendrickson Publishers, 1990).

Hagner, Donald A., Encountering the Book of Hebrews: An Exposition. Encountering Biblical Studies (Baker Academic, 2002).

Hendriksen, William and Simon J. Kistemaker, Thessalonians, the Pastorals, and Hebrews. Hendriksen & Kistemaker (Baker, 1996).

Hughes, R. Kent, Hebrews: An Anchor for the Soul. Preaching the Word.

Ironside, H. A., Studies in the Epistle to the Hebrews and the Epistle to Titus. The Works of H. A. Ironside (1932).

Johnson, Luke Timothy, Hebrews. New Testament Library (Presbyterian Publishing, 2006).

Koester, Craig, Hebrews. Anchor–Yale Bible (Yale Press, 2001).

Krey, Philip D. W. and Eric Heen, Hebrews. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (InterVarsity Press, 2005).

Lane, William L., Hebrews, 47a. Word Biblical Commentary (Thomas Nelson, 1998).

Lane, William L., Hebrews, 47b. Word Biblical Commentary (Thomas Nelson, 1998).

Lea, Thomas D., Hebrews & James. Holman New Testament Commentary (B&H Publishing Group, 1999).

Long, Thomas G., Hebrews. Interpretation (Westminster John Knox, 1997).

Manton, Thomas, Hebrews. The Complete Works of Thomas Manton (1873).

MacArthur, John, Hebrews. MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series (Moody Publishers, 1983).

Michaels, J. Ramsey, “Hebrews” in 1 Timothy–Hebrews. Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (Tyndale Press, 2008).

Mitchell, Alan C. and Daniel J. Harrington, Hebrews. Sacra Pagina (Michael Glazier Books, 2007).

Moffatt, James, Hebrews. International Critical Commentary (T&T Clark, 1924).

Morris, Leon. “Hebrews” in Hebrews–Revelation. Expositor's Bible Commentary (Zondervan, 1981).

Owen, John, An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews (1862).

Owen, John, Hebrews. Crossway Classic Commentaries (Crossway, 1998).

Riggans, Walter, Hebrews. Focus on the Bible (Christian Focus Publications, 1998).

Simeon, Charles. “Hebrews” in 2 Timothy–Hebrews. Horae Homileticae Commentary (1833).

Smith, Robert H., Hebrews. Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament (Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1984).

Stedman, Ray C., Hebrews. IVP New Testament Commentary (InterVarsity Press, 1992).

Trotter, Andrew H., Interpreting the Epistle to the Hebrews. Guides to New Testament Exegesis (Baker, 1997).

Witherington, III. Ben, Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude. Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (IVP Academic, 2007).

Walvoord, John F., Roy B. Zuck, The Bible Knowledge Commentary (Victor, 1983).

Westcott, B. F., The Epistle to the Hebrews. Classic Commentaries on the Greek New Testament (1903).

Wright, N. T., Hebrews for Everyone. Tom Wright's For Everyone Series (SPCK Publishing, 2003).

The Preacher's Commentary

Ariel’s Bible Commentary on Hebrews, James, I & II Peter, Jude

Kent R. Hughes: Preaching the Word

MacArthur New Testament Commentary

Horae Homileticae, Volume 19: 2 Timothy to Hebrews

The IVP New Testament Commentary on Hebrews

Interpreting the Epistle to the Hebrews

New International Greek Commentary on Hebrews

The College Press NIV Commentary on Hebrews

Word Biblical Commentary

Word Biblical Commentary

International Critical Commentary

An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, by John Owen

The Epistle to the Hebrews, by Brooke Foss Westcott

Bible Study Resources on the Book of Hebrews


Constance, Mrs. T. M., New Testament Epistles: Romans through Revelation. Explorer's Bible Study (1988).

Hayford, Jack W., Joseph Snider, Beyond the Veil: Unveiling Christ's Fullness (Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1994).

Lucado, Max, Book of Hebrews. Life Lessons with Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1991).

MacArthur, John. Hebrews. MacArthur Bible Studies (Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001).

Beyond The Veil: Unveiling Christ's Fullness

Life Lessons: Book of Hebrews