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Hebrews: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC)

ISBN: 9781683594307
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Jesus’ final cry on the cross—“it is finished”—captures the theology of Hebrews.

Thomas R. Schreiner clarifies Hebrews’s complex argument by keeping a sustained focus on its logical flow. He interprets Hebrews in light of its prominent structures of promise and fulfillment, eschatology, typology, and the relationship between heaven and earth. Schreiner probes the letter’s unique theological contributions, such as its presentation of Jesus’ divinity and humanity, his priesthood and sacrifice, the new covenant, warnings and exhortations, and the reward for those who persevere in Christ.

Praise for Hebrews

Tethered by a close reading of the text and the secondary literature, Schreiner leads the reader with skill and care through one of the New Testament’s most heavily weighted theological works. Pastors and lay students of the Word stand to benefit much from the exegetical labors and results of Schreiner’s work. More importantly, Schreiner’s commentary leaves the reader with a deep and abiding sense of the glory of Jesus Christ’s person and work. For what more could one hope?

Mark S. Gignilliat, Associate Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School

Balancing concise exegetical detail with thematic biblical theological insight, Schreiner traces the flow of thought through the book of Hebrews while highlighting its most important themes as they relate to the canon as a whole. Schreiner writes with clarity and precision that make his work a delight to read. This is an excellent example of exegetical and theological sensibilities brought together in one volume.

Darian Lockett, Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Biola University

Schreiner accurately expounds Hebrews verse by verse. He then synthesizes the theology of the entire book, showing how the theology of Hebrews integrates with the theology of the Bible as a whole. The commentary will help pastors formulate a more biblical theology and explain the rich theology of Hebrews to their congregations.

Charles Quarles, Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Tom Schreiner’s new commentary on Hebrews, a Bible book that is considered difficult by many, will help both pastors and Christian believers in general appreciate the foundationally important theological emphases and spiritual challenges of this New Testament text. Readers will be enriched in their understanding of the manifold theological and exegetical traditions that feed into one of the New Testament’s most consistently pastoral compositions. And they will be challenged to internalize strategies for revitalizing believers who are in danger of succumbing to the pressures that belonging to a minority entails. The volume is a worthy contribution to the expanding commentary literature on Hebrews.

Eckhard Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Top Highlights

“He writes for a practical reason, which becomes evident when we observe the warning passages that permeate the letter.” (Page 13)

“The main point of the first four verses is that God has spoken finally and definitively in his Son.” (Page 52)

“The words of the previous era are authoritative as the word of God, but they must be interpreted in light of the fulfillment realized in Jesus Christ.” (Page 53)

“however, for the word ‘shared in’ (μετόχους) denotes full participation.” (Page 185)

“The Son is also ‘the exact impression of his nature.’ The word translated ‘exact impression’ (χαρακτήρ) is used of the impression or mark made by coins.16 Here it denotes the idea that the Son represents the nature (ὑπόστασις) and character of the one true God.17 He reveals who God is, and thus he must share the divine identity. The Son cannot represent God to human beings unless he shares in the being, nature, and essence of God. The Son of God reveals the reality of the one true God.” (Page 57)

Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary series

The Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC) series locates each biblical book within redemptive history and illuminates its unique theological contributions. All EBTC volumes feature informed exegetical treatment of the biblical book and thorough discussion of its most important theological themes in relation to the canon—all in a style that is useful and accessible to students of Scripture and preachers of the word.

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  • Title: Hebrews: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC)
  • Author: Thomas R. Schreiner
  • Series: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC)
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Pages: 560
  • Format: Logos Digital, Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781683594307

Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate dean and James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including Romans (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), Galatians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ, and The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments.


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  2. Bella Schroeder
  3. Bella Schroeder
    Schreiner writes his commentary in a way that presents the book almost like a sermon. This makes this commentary an easy read and allows the reader to dive further into the Word to better understand Hebrews. This commentary stands out as an impressive scholarly work that provides an insightful examination of Hebrews. Through the course of this commentary, Schreiner delivers a resource for both scholars and new believers to use to dive further into the Word. "The words of Jesus on the cross, "It is finished!" (John 19:30), capture the theology of Hebrews." Throughout this commentary, Schreiner leads the reader through Hebrews with skill and care. Carefully of the fact that his audience might be young and not understand deep theology, Schreiner breaks down complex ideas into simple theology that is easy for the reader to understand. He demonstrates a clear and deep understanding of the Greek text and provides clear explanations of the historical context and theological implications of Hebrews. By walking the reader through this, it allows the reader to gain a deeper and more accurate understanding of the interpterion of the text. "Jesus lived a truly human life, knowing human suffering and temptation. He didn't live a privileged existence separated from the anguish of temptation and the sorrows that blight human existence. He learned obedience in the midst of his sufferings and temptations." Schreiner navigates the difficult topic of the unknown author of Hebrews with careful ease while reminding the reader that canonicity is important to the Christian faith. He navigates this topic with ease while focusing more on the theme of this book. Some of the themes that were explored were the promise-fulfillment, the already-but-not-yet, and partial orientation. The part that I enjoyed most was Schreiner talking about how Hebrews is not only a call to assurance but it is also a warning. "From one angle Hebrews can be read as a call to assurance. The warnings and admonitions are also given to the reader will be convinced they are on the right path, and that they are truly clean before God by the virtue of what Christ has done. The warnings aren't meant to cast doubts about the reader's assurance but to strengthen and confirm it. The author doesn't want them to doubt whether they are Christians but to be encouraged to keep living as Christians." Schreiner's Commentary on Hebrews pays attention to the structure and theological insights that make it a valuable aid for anyone to use when diving into the depths of Hebrews. While it might have some shortcomings that I did not realize, it is a guide that will benefit scholars and new believers alike.
  4. Jared Leach

    Jared Leach


    I used this book as a source for a seminary paper on the warning passages in Hebrews. Dr. Schreiner's scholarship is fantastic and I learned a tremendous amount from this book. Any study of Hebrews would be well-informed by this work.
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    Barry Usher


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