The Epistle to the Hebrews: The First Apology for Christianity
T&T Clark 1899
Distinguishing the book of Hebrews as a critical portion of the Christian religion, A. B. Bruce addresses the book of Hebrews in such a manner to convey both the implicit and explicit themes within the text. Bruce’s commentary covers the canonicity, authorship, scope, and doctrines within the book of Hebrews.
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- Distinguishes the book of Hebrews as a critical portion of Christianity
- Addresses implicit and explicit themes of the book of Hebrews
- Covers the canonicity, authorship, scope, and doctrines of the text
- Christ and the Prophets (Chap. 1:1–4)
- Christ and the Angels (Chap. 1:5–14; Chap. 2:1–4)
- The Humiliation of Christ and Its Rationale (Chap. 2:5–18)
- The Captain of Salvation (Chap. 2:10)
- The Way of Salvation (Chap. 2:11–18)
- Christ and Moses (Chap. 3)
- The Gospel of Rest (Chap. 4)
- Christ Not a Self-Elected, but a God-Appointed Priest (Chap. 5:1–10)
- The Teacher’s Complaint (Chaps. 5:11–14; 6:1–8)
- The Teacher’s Charity (Chap. 6:9–20)
- The Order of Melchisedec (Chap. 7:1–10)
- The Priest after the Order of Melchisedec (Chap. 7:11–28)
- Christ and Aaron (Chap. 8)
- The Ancient Tabernacle (Chap. 9:1–10)
- The More Excellent Ministry (Chap. 9:11–14)
- The New Covenant (Chap. 9:15–28)
- Shadow and Substance (Chap. 10:1–18)
- Draw Near! (Chap. 10:19–31)
- Be Not of Them that Draw Back (Chap. 10:32–Chap. 12:29)
- The Theological Import of the Epistle
Praise for the Print Edition
This book, the fruit of 30 years of study, is a companion volume to Professor Bruce’s The Kingdom of God, and St. Paul’s Conception of Christianity.
The epistle to the Hebrews becomes richer as we follow Dr. Bruce’s tender yet searching analysis of its thoughts and phrases.
—The London Quarterly and Holborn Review
- Title: The Epistle to the Hebrews: The First Apology for Christianity
- Author: Alexander Balmain Bruce
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 1899
- Pages: 470
About A. B. Bruce
A. B. Bruce was a Scottish theologian and minister of the Free Church of Scotland. Among his many works he authored The Chief End of Revelation, The Parabolic Teaching of Christ, and St. Paul’s Conception of Christianity.