Both the epistle to the Hebrews and the epistle of James generated much discussion and debate during the Reformation period, yet both of these letters have proven to be essential for Christians during the Reformation era and today. Edited by Ronald K. Rittgers, this RCS volume provides Reformation-era biblical commentary on Hebrews and James, drawing on Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Radical, and Roman Catholic resources.
In this commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude, Ben Witherington III applies his socio-rhetorical method to elucidate these letters within their primarily Jewish context, probing the social setting of the readers and the rhetorical strategies of the authors of the letters.
Written in a fresh, succinct style, this commentary on the book of Hebrews from influential evangelical pastor Ray C. Stedman supplies helpful background information that paves the way for our seeing what the text means for us today as well as what it meant for its original hearers.
Times were hard for the first readers of the letter to the Hebrews. Many had been fiercely persecuted. The writer of the letter turns their eyes to Christ and calls his readers to a steadfast faith that will take them through the hard times they now face. Raymond Brown shows how such encouragement and challenge remain relevant to Christians today.
Edited by Erik M. Heen and Philip D. W. Krey, this volume contains commentary on thirty-four homilies from John Chrysostom which have deeply influenced subsequent interpretation in both the East and the West. Here is a rich treasure of ancient wisdom from Hebrews for the enrichment of the church today.
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