The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties.
In the New Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Meaning. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.
“Melchizedek is simply likened to the Son of God in that he remains a priest for ever” (Page 171)
“Inclusions (or ‘sandwich structures’) mark the boundaries of sections by using common words or phrases at the beginning and end.” (Page 6)
“the term is most likely used to describe the sort of mutual instruction that might be given by Christians to one another” (Page 147)
“ author strategically moves the audience to see no middle ground between pressing on to their goal and falling away.’” (Page 152)
“However, if a specific comparison is being made with the yearly process of cleansing the earthly sanctuary, because of the sin of the people (Lev. 16:14–19), the author could mean that Christ provided a definitive cleansing from sin that removed every barrier to fellowship with God that exists, not simply in human hearts. Westcott (p. 272) suggests that the consequences of human sin ‘extend throughout creation in a way which we are unable to define’, and conversely, ‘the effect of Christ’s work extends throughout creation, with reconciling, harmonising power (Eph. 1:10; Col. 1:20)’” (Page 217)