By Jon C. Laansma
the recent testomony booklet of Hebrews deals the most memorable passages of Scripture on perseverance, religion, relaxation, the observe of God, angels, divine self-discipline, salvation, the town of God, and Christ, Son and excessive Priest. a lot of its textual content has spoken with outstanding directness to peoples of all countries down in the course of the centuries. At different issues it has remained a tough argument, even, so it's acknowledged, a riddle. it is a observation should you are looking to stick to what this booklet says--follow it either when it comes to realizing it and dwelling it. The ebook is split into thirty-seven devices and every unit is mentioned when it comes to literary context, historical past, wording, topics, and attainable strains for instructing the textual content. The statement is written for any grownup reader, whether or not they already align with Hebrews' religion or are only curious. it's a severe dialogue, but in addition direct, to the purpose, and uncluttered through skills and technicalities. no matter if you're self-studying or getting ready to coach or lead dialogue, this publication is ready for you.
"Most pastors and scholars are trying to find neither the devotional nor the tutorial yet for a observation that either explains the textual content and the way the writer acquired there, after which additionally varieties out what the textual content capability within the context of the Bible and Christian theology. Laansma's remark moves a stability with reverence for God's observe and a wish to support Bible readers develop into greater Christians."
--Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of latest testomony, Northern Seminary
"Laansma's marvelous advent to this observation makes it a needs to for someone who cares approximately Christianity. As a Catholic, i feel that ecumenical discussions among Protestants and Catholics can hardly ever discover a greater reference aspect than Laansma bargains the following. As a Christian, i'm struck afresh by way of how inspiring and well timed the Letter to the Hebrews is, as printed via Laansma's religious and supple prose."
--Matthew Levering, James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary
"Laansma has produced a clean and fascinating observation that may fulfill the tutorial, teach the coed, and consultant the preacher or teacher."
--Karen H. Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of recent testomony Greek & Exegesis, Wheaton university and Graduate School
"Laansma has used his vast wisdom of the recent testomony and cautious exegetical judgment to offer us an insightful interpretation of this significant Biblical ebook. His paintings will give a contribution to using Hebrews for the edification of the folk of God."
--Gareth Lee Cockerill, Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Theology, Wesley Biblical Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
Jon Laansma's new statement on Hebrews is a perfect source for severe expositors, jam-packed with useful issues for instructing and preaching. As a proficient student with a center for the neighborhood church and for international evangelism, Dr. Laansma has an intuitive take hold of of the epistle's missional context and homiletical constitution. His scholarship - that's completely as much as date--is provided in a clean, obtainable variety and lively all through via a dramatic stumble upon with Jesus Christ because the Son of God and the nice excessive Priest of our salvation.
--Philip Ryken, President, Wheaton College
Jon C. Laansma is affiliate Professor of Greek and New testomony at Wheaton collage and Graduate institution. he's the writer of i'll provide you with relaxation: the remaining Motif within the New testomony with exact connection with Mt eleven and Heb 3-4 (1997), and editor (with Daniel J. Treier) of Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the heritage of Interpretation (2014).