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Reading Hebrews and James


Smyth & Helwys 2002

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Marie Isaacs’ commentary offers a clear path through the unique and often divisive content. She expertly considers questions of authorship and historical context while also making both Hebrews and James undeniably relevant for today's faith.

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Marie E. Isaacs provides valuable and original readings of Hebrews and James that reveal the historical, literary, and religious contexts and messages of the books. Especially productive is her suggestion that Hebrews is written to Jewish Christians who had continued to worship in the Temple in Jerusalem and who were devastated by the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E.

—Edgar V. McKnight, Research Professor, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Religion, Furman University

Brief yet insightful, cautious yet judicious in weighing alternative interpretations, Marie Isaacs leads Christian interpreters to a fresh appreciation for two of the most enigmatic books of the New Testament. Hebrews and James are as vital for Christian instruction today as ever before. Students, pastors, and Bible study groups will find here an engaging guide for further, focused study of these letters.

—Alan Culpepper, Dean, McAfee School of Theology

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About Marie E. Isaacs

Marie E. Isaacs was head of the Department of Biblical Studies in Heythrop College, London, England. Her publications include The Concept of Spirit and Sacred Space: An Approach to the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews.