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The Book of Hebrews

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Hebrews extensively treats matters that do not receive the same kind of attention anywhere else in the New Testament. Stanley Outlaw, who taught Hebrews many times during his career at Free Will Baptist Bible College, has given us a commentary that is both practical and able in its exposition. Dr. Outlaw knows New Testament Greek well, having also taught that for many years. At the same time, he has a pastor's heart. In this commentary, then, he has capably combined careful exegesis of the text with practical, pious application.

Hebrews deals with some things that are not so thoroughly dealt with in the rest of the New Testament. No other New Testament writer so carefully explains the relationship between the Mosaic system and the person and work of Jesus Christ. Hebrews enables us to understand exactly the meaning of the sacrifices and priestly ministry that helped define Israel, the Old Testament people of God, especially their function to point forward to Him who would be the only finally effective sacrifice and high priest, Jesus Christ. The possibility of apostasy is a theological issue that has long occupied the Christian church. In Hebrews the discussion of apostasy is at the forefront. Even commentators who do not believe that apostasy is possible, after all, acknowledge that the five major warning passages of Hebrews indicate that it is. We ought to master its teaching on this subject and warn those to whom we minister accordingly.

  • Title: The Book of Hebrews
  • Author: W. Stanley Outlaw
  • Editor: Robert E. Picirilli
  • Series: Randall House Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Randall House
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 389

W. Stanley Outlaw was ordained as a Free Will Baptist minister in southeast Alabama, near Dothan, in 1959. He has pastored churches in Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. He attended Troy State University in southern Alabama and graduated from Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville in 1962. He received a M.A. in Bible and a Ph.D. in New Testament Interpretation from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Outlaw returned to Free Will Baptist Bible College to teach Bible and Greek in 1966, ministering full time in that capacity for the next 32 years. Students fondly remember his drilling of New Testament Greek and his enthusiastic presentation of such Bible course as Old and New Testament Survey, Genesis/Exodus, Daniel and Revelation, and Hebrews. He continues to teach, write, and preach throughout the denomination.


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  1. Aaron Baldridge
    A super, approachable commentary on this important New Testament epistle. Written from an Arminian perspective Dr Outlaw does a masterful job dealing with the text in this verse by verse commentary. He presents varied views on key texts of the letter in a fair, balanced way. While not a technical commentary, Outlaw deals with many of textual issues of Hebrews in a clear, understandable way.


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