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The Epistle to the Hebrews


Macmillan Co. 1908

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Focusing on critical exegesis, Edgar J. Goodspeed’s The Epistle to the Hebrews provides thorough commentary on the scope, canonicity, authorship, and literary qualities of the text. Goodspeed offers extensive notes for further clarification of key matters.

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Key Features

  • Focuses on critical exegesis of the book of Hebrews
  • Provides commentary on the scope, canonicity, authorship and literary qualities of the text
  • Offers extensive notes for further study


  • Introduction
    • Text
    • Canonicity
    • The Authorship of the Epistle
    • The Persons Addressed in the Epistle
    • Occasion and Purpose
    • Date and Place of Composition
    • Style and Language
    • Analysis of the Epistle
    • Bibliography
  • More Important Abbreviations
  • Commentary
    • Christ, the Mediator of the New Revelation, Superior to All Other Mediators of Revelation (Angels, Moses), Supreme in the Universe, and the Fulfiller of Man’s Destiny of Universal Dominion, 1:12:18
    • Christ the Son Greater than Moses the Servant, and His Rest Superior to that Ushered in by Joshua, 3:1–4:13
    • Christ above Aaron and All Earthly High Priests, the Final, Eternal, Sinless, Oathattested High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek, 4:14–7:28
    • Christ’s High Priestly Service, Carrying with It the New Covenant, Is Infinitely Better than Theirs (Which Was but the Shadow), in Its Heavenly Sanctuary, Its Sacrifice of Himself, and Its Eternal Efficacy, 8:1–10:39
    • The Character of Faith, as the Faculty of Laying Firm Hold on the Unseen Realities 11:1–12:29
    • General Exhortations, Personal Matters, and Farewell, 13:1–25
  • Note: Melchizedek in Philo

Praise for the Print Edition

Prof. Goodspeed’s comments on the text illuminate the difficult passages and will prove a boon to the inquiring mind. He gives the needed assistance in understanding one of the less-used books of the New Testament.

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Product Details

  • Title: The Epistle to the Hebrews
  • Author: Edgar J. Goodspeed
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 140

About Edgar Johnson Goodspeed

Edgar Johnson Goodspeed (1871–1962) was educated at Denison University and the University of Chicago. Goodspeed went on to become professor of biblical literature and patristics at the University of Chicago in 1894. Goodspeed’s works include The Twelve: The Story of Christ’s Apostles, Problems of New Testament Translation, and The Apostolic Fathers: An American Translation.

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