A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews

A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews

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The Epistle to the Hebrews has been the subject of controversy and conjecture: its author is unknown, its occasion unstated, and its destination disputed. But these questions pale in comparison to the importance of the letter's pervasive theme: the absolute supremacy of Christ--a supremacy which allows no challenge, whether from human or angelic beings.

Hughes's introduction includes an outline and synopsis of Hebrews and discusses theme, origin, authorship, and date. His verse-by-verse study of the text is accessible to specialist and nonspecialist readers alike. Technical points are dealt with in notes and excursuses.
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  • Paperback | 623 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 38mm | 862g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0802877311
  • 9780802877314
  • 918,626

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--The Princeton Seminary Bulletin
"Hughes deals fully and minutely with the Epistle from a philological as well as a theological point of view. . . .Hughes's erudition is impressive, and his exposition and evaluation of complicated theories proposed over the centuries are models of lucidity. No one can work through this volume without gaining a deeper appreciation of the great and abiding themes taught in the Epistle in all their power and fullness. Pastors and students alike will gain from the commentary a deeper understanding of the riches of the Epistle." J. V. Langmead Casserley
--New Oxford Review
"What should rejoice the heart of the Catholic reader is the way in which so Evangelical a writer as Dr. Hughes affirms the basic faith in the supremacy and absoluteness of the Christ that is common to both Catholics and Evangelicals." Geoffrey B. Wilson
--The Banner of Truth
"Hughes has produced not only a monument of learning, but also an inspiring and compulsively readable exposition of a very difficult part of God's Word. . . . He is obviously steeped in the literature of the Epistle and fully conversant with all shades of scholarly opinion." --Christianity Today
"As in the rest of Hughes's writings, the treatment is not only full, astute, and of the highest scholarly standards but also rich in theological insight."
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About Philip Edgcumbe Hughes

Philip Edgcumbe Hughes (1915-1990) was an Anglican clergyman and New Testament scholar whose life spanned four continents: born in Australia, he grew up in South Africa, was ordained in England, and spent the latter half of his career teaching in several seminaries in the United States.
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