This is a different kind of commentary, one which seeks to expound and explain a marvelous New Testament letter without the filler, references to past commentators or over-reliance on other Bible verses. The Book of Hebrews is one of the most important books in all of the Bible, yet it is under-studied because so many are unfamiliar with its purpose. A need for a verse-by-verse consideration is important if Bible students are to understand the full scope of the saving plan of God from Old Testament to New.
The Jewish Christians, to whom this letter was penned, were being assaulted daily by Roman authorities. Their Jewish neighbors, meanwhile, still following the Old Law, were living comfortably. The temptation to return to the old ways and abandon the Christian life was growing stronger by the day. The Book of Hebrews was written to these faith-failing brethren, in the hopes that they might see that the way of Christ is not only the better life, it is the only life worth living and dying for.
This commentary approaches the 303 verses of the inspired letter in one engrossing narrative. Along the way the purpose of the letter will be highlighted, as the author breaks down the functions and limitations of the Old Law of Moses while proclaiming the greatness of Christianity.If you are serious about understanding God's Word, beyond a simple "reading" of the text, but you are frustrated by the college-level, overly-academic books presently available, let this commentary be your first step into the larger world of deeper Bible study.