Franz Delitzsch was a German Lutheran scholar known for bringing creativity and fresh perspectives to his study of Scripture. His works range from biblical psychology to interpretation of Hebrew literature, but always utilize a keen scholarly eye. Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews (2 vols.) is known as one of Franz Delitzsch’s finer exegetical works, offering exposition of the text, textual criticism, semantic interpretation, and clarification on key doctrine. Volume one provides exegesis on chapters one through six, and volume two covers chapters seven through 13.
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In this present commentary his thorough acquaintance with both Rabbinical and Alexandrian Jewish literature enables him to take clear and strong grounds in regard to the process by which public religious thought was bridged over from the old covenant to the new.
—The Methodist Quarterly Review
Franz Delitzsch (1813–1890) was professor of theology at the University of Rostock from 1846 to 1850, University of Erlangen from 1851 to 1867, and University of Leipzig from 1867 to 1890. Delitzsch is notable for his translation of the New Testament.