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The Epistle to the Hebrews, with Notes, Critical, Explanatory and Practical
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The Epistle to the Hebrews, with Notes, Critical, Explanatory and Practical


D. Appleton and Company 1878

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The paramount interest in Hebrews lies in its revelations of the character and redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Hebrews presents Jesus as the mediating High Priest and the atoning sacrifice for our sin. It also displays a firm awareness of the Old Testament laws and covenants, and connects Jesus to the long tradition of God’s revelation and provision for Israel. Perhaps more than any other book, Hebrews connects the Old Testament to the New. In fact, Cowles writes that “no Christian themes can possibly surpass these in profound interest and importance.”

In addition to detailed commentary on Hebrews, this volume also contains five essays which deal with theological themes related to Hebrews:

  • The Relation of the Divine to the Human in the Person of Christ
  • Apostasy and Saints’ Perseverance
  • The Premillennial Advent of Christ
  • The Atonement
  • The Christian “Higher Life”

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Save more when you purchase this book as part of the Henry Cowles Commentary Series.

Key Features

  • Examines the longer epistles to the Hebrews
  • Presents an essential commentary for today’s readers
  • Links all Scripture passages to the Bibles in your library

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About Henry Cowles

Henry Cowles was a professor at Oberlin College. He served as professor of languages from 1835 to 1837, professor of ecclesiastical history and pastoral theology from 1837 to 1840, professor of Old Testament literature from 1840 to 1848, and a lecturer on prophecy and biblical introduction from 1869 to 1878. He also served as editor of the Oberlin Evangelist from 1844 to 1862, where he promoted the efforts of the college and helped spread its theological ideals. While at Oberlin, Cowles advocated for African Americans during the decades preceding the Civil War, and promoted racial equality not only in academic settings, but also in his publications.

In 1863, at the age of 60, Cowles began writing his commentary on the Bible, and worked on the project nearly every day for 17 years. He also spoke and wrote widely on prophecy, biblical interpretation, and the practical application of the Bible for ordinary readers. He died in 1881.