Masterfully interfacing with recent scholarship, O'Brien's The Letter to the Hebrews [PNTC] time and again plunges into the discussion of difficult passages and surfaces with incisive exegesis, lucid explanations, and powerful theological explanations. Although a noticeable upturn in Hebrews research has occurred over the past two decades, no commentary has emerged, until now, to lead the discussion on this most enigmatic of New Testament books.
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Date:February 8, 2012
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When it comes to scholarship and reliability, Pillar New Testament commentary on the book of Hebrews stands above the rest. In pulpit ministry, I appreciate the solid historical research that I glean from this volume. In my attempts to consistantly convey the centrality and superiority of Jesus Christ when relating biblical truth, this commentary is a dependabe resource.
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Peter T. O'Brien has authored NT commentaries onColossians, Philippians, and Ephesians. He definitelybrings his skills to bear on this commentary on Hebrewsand has produced a very readable and yet scholarly work. O'Brien has confined the Greek exegesis to thefootnotes and has provided a lucid exposition in themain text. When compared to others, O'Brien is deeper and more targeted than F.F. Bruce, but is notso deep as Paul Ellingworth (both who have writtencommentaries on Hebrews). If your level and tastelie in-between Bruce and Ellingworth, this commentaryfills that gap among commentaries on Hebrews. O'Brienfollows the outline format of George Guthrie who highlights exposition and exhortation pericopes inHebrews. Definitely worth having if you want somethingsubstantial but you do not go as deep as Ellingworth or Westcott on Hebrews.