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Fortress Press 1984

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The book of Hebrews is not an epistle, not by Paul or any other eyewitness, and not addressed to a specifically Hebrew audience. In that case, what can be said positively about the author, the form, the genre, the time of composition, or the situation of the readers?

In this commentary, Robert H. Smith confronts the exegetical challenges posed by Hebrews. He offers a lengthy introduction to the authorship and historical situation of the book of Hebrews, and his chapter-by-chapter commentary and detailed outline offer interpretive and historical clues about the origins, purpose, and function of the book. In the end, Smith shows that the core themes of the book of Hebrews—the mediation of Christ and faith of believers—transcend geographical and temporal fixation.

Key Features

  • Discussion of historical issues, such as authorship, dating, and location
  • Textual and literary notes
  • Bibliographies and suggestions for further reading and study
  • Scripture references linked to your Greek New Testament or English translation

Product Details

  • Title: Hebrews
  • Author: Robert H. Smith
  • Editors: Roy A. Harrisville, Jack Dean Kingsbury, and Gerhard A. Krodel
  • Publisher: Augsburg
  • Series: Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Pages: 207

About Robert H. Smith

Robert H. Smith earned the degree of Doctor of Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis. In 1968 he began to teach New Testament in seminaries, first at Concordia Seminary and at Seminex in St. Louis, and now as Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor of New Testament at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California.

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