Gareth Lee Cockerill’s commentary offers sound insight into Hebrews as a well-constructed sermon encouraging its hearers to persevere despite persecution and hardships in light of Christ’s unique sufficiency as Savior.
Cockerill analyzes the book’s rhetorical, chiastic shape and interprets each passage in light of this overarching structure. He also offers a new analysis of how Hebrews uses the Old Testament—continuity and fulfillment, rather than continuity and discontinuity—and shows how this consistent usage is relevant for contemporary biblical interpretation. Written in a clear, engaging, and accessible style, this commentary will benefit pastors, laypeople, students, and scholars alike.
First, Hebrews is completely free from any kind of ethnic distinction.5 people highlighted this
To practice the old before Christ was to anticipate his fulfillment; to practice it after, however, is to deny his sufficiency.5 people highlighted this
His words are a warning to believers of every age pressured by rejection from the unbelieving world and enticed by its offer of immediate, though temporary, gratification.5 people highlighted this