Hebrews is a thorough and wide-ranging look at Jesus' place in fulfillment of much of the expectations and unfulfilled faith of the Old Testament. Pentecost guides the reader through the rich historical meaning and contemporary applications of Hebrews.
While the details of our lives may differ from those of the people to whom the book of Hebrews was written, there are some things that never change. We live in a hostile, unredeemed world, in an unredeemed body, and have an unredeemed nature within us. Because we belong to Christ, we are targets of the enemy's attack...
"The help the author of Hebrews gave to those in circumstances similar to ours will provide the help we need to live victoriously by faith. His exhortations to patiently endure and his warnings against moving backward in our spiritual experience are still valid. They show us the importance of walking by faith." —from the Preface to the print edition
This verse-by-verse study of one of the New Testament's most challenging books not only provides helpful insights into the structure and meaning of Hebrews, but also emphasizes the practical application of its truth in numerous "mini-commentaries" located throughout the book.
J. Dwight Pentecost is Distinguished Professor of Bible Exposition, Emeritus, at Dallas Theological Seminary where he has served since 1955. He holds a B. A. from Hampden-Sydney College and Th. M. and Th. D. degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary.