The epistle to the Hebrews begins by unveiling the glory of Christ—the eternal Son of God who shares the everlasting throne of "the Majesty on high." It shows in entrancing detail how he descended from that throne to become a man, that he might rescue his people from death, judgment, and the power of sin.
How? By inaugurating a new covenant—"the new covenant in my blood"—replete with better promises, a better priesthood, a better sacrifice, and a better hope than had hitherto prevailed under the Law of Moses. By one offering for sin forever, Christ our great High Priest has perfected forever those he has set apart for his glory and who come to God through him. He is their advocate, their rest, their righteousness, their example, and their "exceeding great reward."
Praise for the Print Edition
Professor Andrews has tackled the task of unraveling the twists and turns of Hebrews with obvious enthusiasm and equally obvious integrity. None of the 'problem passages' is ignored, and none of the text is glossed over, while his careful scholarship is made accessible by the use of apt illustrations. Best of all, every page is full of Christ and 'the grace of God that brings salvation.' This volume will be of enormous help to the busy preacher, the enquiring student, and the ordinary Christian who wants to learn more about this wonderfully rich New Testament letter, and to apply its teaching to the problems and pressures of living a godly life in a godless world.
—Dr. John Blanchard
- Title: A Glorious High Throne: Hebrews Simply Explained
- Author: Edgar Andrews
- Publisher: Evangelical Press
- Series: Welwyn Commentary Series
- Publication Date: 2003
- Pages: 432
About the Author
Edgar Andrews is emeritus professor at the University of London and co-pastor of the Campus Church, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. He is also joint editor of the Evangelical Times. He has written Christ and the Cosmos, From Nothing to Nature, The Spirit Has Come, and other books.