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November 23 2017, 6PM

A new article has appeared which discusses Jesus' indestructible life:Kibbe, Michael. “‘You are a Priest Forever!’ Jesus’ Indestructible Life in Hebrews 7:16.” Horizons in Biblical Theology 39.2 (2017): 134–55.Abstract:"Hebrews 7:16 suggests t... [New Articles]

November 22, 3PM

Having recently returned from the annual SBL conference, I came across a few new resources on Hebrews.First, Concordia has come out with a commentary on Hebrews by John Kleinig:"This commentary is built on the common agreement that this book is a written... [New Books]

November 7, 7AM

The annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature will be held on November 18–21, 2017 in Boston, MA. The following are sessions relevant to the book of Hebrews.P17-204Institute for Biblical Research11/17/20171:00 PM to 3:15 PMRoom: Back Bay C (S... [Conferences]
The 69th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society will be held Wednesday through Friday, November 15-17, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Omni Providence Hotel. The following sessions are relevant to the book of Hebrews.Wedn... [Conferences]

November 6, 10PM

Todd Scacewater has informed me that Exegetical is providing a Greek reading video series on Hebrews. The author is Amy Peeler, who is Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. She walks you through translating every verse in the... [New Resources]

October 31, 9PM

Michael Kruger argues that One of the Best (and Most Overlooked) Passages that Demonstrates the Divinity of Jesus is Hebrews 1.Mike Heiser has posted his latest podcasts on Hebrews 3 and Hebrews 4:1–13. (I'll be adding links to the podcasts on my multim... [blogs] [Divinity of Jesus] [Hebrews 4]

October 20, 7PM

New article:Bertolet, Timothy. “Hebrews 5:7 as the Cry of the Davidic Sufferer.” In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 51.1 (2017). [New Articles]

October 16, 7PM

In a recently published monograph, Andrei Orlov argues that, in Hebrews, Jesus is identified with the immolated goat of the Yom Kippur ritual. His argument can be found in the following chapter:Orlov, Andrei A. “Jesus as the Immolated Goat in the Epistl... [New Articles]

October 12, 10PM

Laansma, Jon C. The Letter to the Hebrews: A Commentary for Preaching, Teaching, and Bible Study. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017. Pp. xxii + 342.This commentary was originally slated to be a part of Baker’s Teach the Textseries, but that series was can... [book review]

September 30, 9PM

Hebrews has seen some considerable discussion this month, but it has all been on Michael Kok's blog: He provides some Ancient External Evidence for the Authorship of Hebrews. He links to articles about Irenaeus and Origen on the Epistle to the Hebrews. He... [Audience] [Authorship] [blogs] [date] [Genre] [Melchizedek]

September 15, 6PM

Scott Mackie has made available his most recent article on his "blog":Mackie, Scott D. "Visually Oriented Rhetoric and Visionary Experience in Hebrews 12:1–4." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79.3 (2017): 476–97.Thanks, Scott! [New Articles]

September 11, 6PM

Mike Heiser has been doing a series of podcasts on his blog The Naked Bible. His most recent one is on Hebrews 1:5–14. I will be adding links to his podcasts on my Multimedia page as they become available. [blogs] [Multimedia]

September 9, 7PM

Michael Kok, author of the blog The Jesus Memoirs, has begun blogging about Hebrews. His first post deals briefly with introductory issues, theology of Hebrews, and supercessionism in the Patristic period. In his second post he plugs my own blog (thanks f... [blogs]


Bryan Dyer reviews Hebrews in Contexts, edited by Gabriella Gelardini and Harold W. Attridge. [book review]

August 31, 9PM

Joshua Bloor discusses Apostasy and the Falling Away Passages in Hebrews. [apostasy] [Hebrews 6]

August 21, 5AM

I have added the following two articles:Wenkel, David H. “Sensory Experience and the Contrast between the Covenants in Hebrews 12.” Bibliotheca Sacra 173 (2016): 219–34.Wenkel, David H. “Two Contrasting Portraits of the Exodus Generation in Hebrew... [New Articles] [Updates]

July 26, 9AM

The Catholic Biblical Association will have its eighteenth international meeting on August 5-8, 2017 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. They will be having a continuing seminar on the Epistle to the Hebrews. The following is the sla... [Announcements] [Conferences]

July 18, 5PM

This just came in the mail today:Markus-Liborius Hermann. Die "hermeutische Stunde" des Hebräerbriefs: Schriftauslegung in Spannungsfeldern. Herders Biblische Studien 72. Freiburg: Herder, 2013. [Acquisitions]

July 14, 1PM

I received this new book in the mail:Peter T. O'Brien. God Has Spoken in His Son: A Biblical Theology of Hebrews. Apollos/InterVarsity Press, 2016.Blurb from the Amazon site:"Hebrews is one of the most attractive and powerful yet challenging books of the... [New Books]

June 30, 11AM

Ken Schenck dreams about writing a commentary on Hebrews. Go for it, Ken! [blogs]

June 29, 7AM

Ben Witherington argues that Hebrews 6 does state that it is possible for Christians to fall away from the faith. [apostasy] [blogs] [Hebrews 6]

June 20, 10PM

Kevin McCruden has sent along to me a link to a fresh review of Albert Vanhoye's commentary, The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary. [book review]


This new article is worth checking out!:Jamieson, R. B. “When and Where Did Jesus Offer Himself? A Taxonomy of Recent Scholarship on Hebrews.” Currents in Biblical Research 15.3 (2017): 338–68.Abstract:"This article surveys how recent scholarship an... [New Articles]

June 19, 4PM

I only recently became aware of this work and have managed to find a used copy from Germany: Winter, Aloysius. Die überzeitliche Einmaligkeit des Heils im “Heute”: Zur theologie des Hebräerbriefes. Neuried: Ars Una, 2002.Blurb translated from t... [Acquisitions]

June 1, 8PM

Here are some new articles and essays that I have come across in the blogosphere:Samra, Jim. “Faith as an Epistemology: Hebrews 11:3 and the Origins of Life.” Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology 4.1 (2017): 1–12. -The whole journal is available for ... [New Articles]

May 29, 12 PM

Matt O'Reilly promotes the new book Listen, Understand, Obey: Essays on Hebrews in Honor of Gareth Lee Cockerill. [New Books]

May 25, 8PM

Jon Laansma informed me that his commentary on Hebrews will be coming out soon. It is entitled The Letter to the Hebrews: A Commentary for Preaching, Teaching, and Bible Study. It will be published with Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf & Stock. The c... [New Books]

May 12, 9PM

Here is the latest article on Hebrews to appear:David M. Moffitt. "Jesus’ Heavenly Sacrifice in Early Christian Reception of Hebrews: A Survey." Journal of Theolical Studies 68.1 (2017): 46–71.Abstract:"Modern readings of Hebrews tend to reduce the te... [New Articles]

May 9, 7AM

In their latest catalog, Wipf & Stock has announced the publication of this book:Caleb T. Friedeman, editor. Listen, Understand, Obey: Essays on Hebrews in Honor of Gareth Lee Cockerill."This volume brings together a diverse group of scholars, includi... [New Books]

May 2, 2PM

New article:Casey Croy. "Humanity as City-Builders: Observations on Human Work from Hebrews’ Interpretation of Genesis 1–11." Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies 2.1 (2017): 32–41."Hebrews 11:10 claims that Abraham “was looking forward to ... [New Articles]

April 20, 10AM

IBR has announced this program for the Scripture and Doctrine Seminar at the upcoming SBL meeting in November:We are entering our third year of partnership with the Scripture and Doctrine Seminar. The following program has been arranged for 2017:Welcome a... [Announcements]

April 10, 10AM

Alas, I probably won't be able to attend this: [Announcements]

March 30, 2PM

I received in the mail today, R. Albert Mohler Jr.'s new commentary on Hebrews in the Christ-Centered Exposition series. According to the blurb on the back page, this series is "presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a 'Reflect &am... [New Books]

March 22, 7AM

Philip Church's book appears to be available now with Brill:Philip Church. Hebrews and the Temple: Attitudes to the Temple in Second Temple Judaism and in Hebrews.Abstract:"In Hebrews and the Temple Philip Church argues that the silence of Hebrews concern... [New Books]

March 17, 10PM

Baugh, S. M. “Hyperbaton and Greek Literary Style in Hebrews.” Novum Testamentum 59.2 (2017): 194–213.Abstract: “Hyperbaton,” the separation of words that are semantically and syntactically inter-connected, is used in the epistle to the Hebrews ... [New Articles]

February 23, 4PM

This review originally appeared in Review & Expositor 112.4 (November 2015): 628–29. Thanks to Nancy Declaisse-Walford and Review & Expositor for permission to publish this review here.  *****  Jonathan I. Griffiths. Hebrews and D... [book review]

February 20, 11AM

I just got in the mail a new two-volume commentary set that would probably not be on most scholars' radar because it is not published with your standard scholarly publishers:Tim Hegg. Commentary on the Book of Hebrews. Volume 1:Chapters 1–8; Volume 2: C... [New Books]

February 16, 8PM

Amy Peeler reviews Nicholas Moore's monograph, Repetition in Hebrews: Plurality and Singularity in the Letter to the Hebrews, Its Ancient Context, and the Early Church, for RBL.(I've just started into the book for a review that I will be doing for BBR) [book review]

February 14, 9PM

Ken Schenck gives a summary of his paper delivered at the panel discussion on Hebrews at the recent midwest regional of the SBL: The Riddles of Hebrews. [blogs]
The British New Testament Society is calling for papers for its upcoming meeting at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on 31 August – 2 September 2017. The Hebrews seminar group led by David Moffitt ( has the following directions:W... [Announcements]


In the days to come I will be adding new links to dozens, if not hundreds, of articles and book reviews. The book reviews tend to be of older works on Hebrews and shorter in length. Nevertheless, hopefully you find something useful. Stay tuned. [Updates]

February 13, 8PM

Jeffrey L. Morrow reviews Jordi Cervera i Valls' book, Jesús en la Carta als Hebreus: Una cristologia de matriu jueva for RBL. [book review]

February 9, 3PM

I see that my review that I published with Review & Expositor is available online:Jonathan I. Griffiths, Hebrews and Divine Speech, in Review & Expositor 112.4 (October 2015): 628–29. [book review]

February 3, 4PM

In a week from today I will be headed up north to South Bend, IN to attend the 2017 Midwest Regional of the SBL at St. Mary's College. Hebrews will be featured in a number of sessions, one of which I am chairing. Session C of the Hebrews & Catholic Ep... [Announcements] [Conferences]

January 31, 10PM

Henry Neufeld reflects on the notion that God is perfected through suffering (Hebrews 2:10).Neufeld also has a "review" of Luke Timothy Johnson's commentary on Hebrews.Neufeld also discusses Perfection and Maturity in Hebrews 6:1.Ian Paul summarizes a boo... [blogs] [Hebrews 2] [Hebrews 6] [perfection] [suffering] [Worship]

January 20, 8PM

Nicholas Moore gives a review of Old Jakob Filtvedt's monograph, The Identity of God's People and the Paradox of Hebrews on the Review of Biblical Literature website. Unfortunately, you now have to be a member of SBL to access it. [book review]

January 19, 7AM

Thomas R. Schreiner. Commentary on Hebrews. Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation. Nashville: Holman Reference, 2015. Hardback. Pp. xviii + 539. Thomas Schreiner’s Commentary on Hebrews is the inaugural volume of the new Biblical Theology for Chr... [book review]

January 14, 7PM

David B. McWilliams. Hebrews. The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament. Powder Springs, GA: Tolle Lege Press, 2015. Hardback. Pp. xxxvii + 408.The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament is a new expository comment... [book review]

January 13, 1AM

Albert Vanhoye. The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary. New York: Paulist Press, 2015. Paperback. Pp. v + 266.Albert Vanhoye is one of the most prolific writers on the Book of Hebrews. In my compiled bibliographies on Hebrews, I count 42 works by Van... [book review]

12 AM

Mary Healy. Hebrews. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. Paperback. Pp. 316.Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, has produced one of the most recent commentaries on Hebrews. Thi... [book review]

January 12, 11PM

Mary Ann Beavis and HyeRan Kim-Cragg. Hebrews. Wisdom Commentary. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015. Hardback. Pp. xciv + 238.This commentary on Hebrews by Beavis and Kim-Cragg is one of the inaugural volumes in the Wisdom Commentary series, which ... [book review]

December 29, 11PM

Hebrews & General Epistles According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation. English Translation by Daniel King & J. Edward Walters; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz."This volume is part of a series of English translations of t... [New Books] [syriac]

December 27, 7AM

Matthew Easter reviews Jared Compton, Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews for The Journal of Theological Studies. [book review]

December 14, 10PM

Jonathan Bernier has put forth an argument (originally argued by John A. T. Robinson) that he thinks is decisive for placing the dating of Hebrews before 70 A.D. I find this interesting. While I lean towards a pre-70s date, I have encountered many Hebrews... [blogs] [date]


Eisenbrauns is advertising my book for the deal of the day. Half price this day only. What a steal! [Announcements]

December 13, 10PM

I just found out about this new book:Alan Kam-Yau Chan. Melchizedek Passages in the Bible: A Case Study for Inner-Biblical and Inter-Biblical Interpretation. De Gruyter."Adopting discourse analysis and text-linguistic approaches, Chan attempts to tackle t... [New Books]

December 12, 8PM

Michael Kibbe reviews Amy L. B. Peeler, You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews for Themelios. [book review]

December 2, 3PM

Bryan Whitfield reviews the Wisdom Commentary on Hebrews for Review of Biblical Literature.I hope to have my review of the book up by the end of the month. [book review]

November 30, 10PM

Richard Goode summarizes the lecture of Saara-Maria Jurva on "The Cognitive-Emotive Functions of Biblical Narration in the Letter to the Hebrews."George Guthrie identifies 6 Surprising Characteristics of Biblical Faith According to Hebrews 11. [blogs] [faith] [Hebrews 11]

November 29, 11AM

A new book on Hebrews in Hebrew: Yair Zakovitch and Serge Ruzer. God’s Word Is Powerful: Eight Conversations on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2016."The character of the Epistle to the Hebrews differs greatly from all other letters... [New Books]


I have done a thorough revision of the Scholars page. I have added some profiles and additional information and updated links. I would certainly welcome any help on updating this page. [Updates]

November 23, 12 PM

At the recent meeting of the SBL, I saw an advance copy of this book which is scheduled to come out very soon:The Epistle to the Hebrews: Writing at the Borders. Edited by R. Burnet, D. Luciani, and G. Van Oyen. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theo... [New Books]

November 15, 9PM

Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical LiteratureSan Antonio, TexasNovember 19–22, 2016P18-203Institute for Biblical Research11/18/20161:00 PM to 3:45 PMRoom: Lone Star F (2nd Level) - Grand Hyatt (GH)Theme: Scripture and Doctrine Seminar (SADS)The ... [Announcements] [Conferences]

November 12, 6PM

I am pretty psyched about getting this new French commentary on Hebrews in the mail:Jean Massonnet. L'épître aux Hébreux. Commentaire biblique: Nouveau Testament 15. Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 2016. Pp. 493. Paperback.Jean Massonnet, a priest of the dio... [Acquisitions] [New Books]


Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological SocietySan Antonio, TXNovember 15–17, 2016Wednesday, November 168:30 AM-11:40 AMMarriott-Rivercenter - Room 3Letter to the HebrewsModerator: Cynthia Long Westfall(McMaster Divinity College)8:30 AM—9:10 AMT... [Announcements] [Conferences]

November 11, 1PM

Jody A. Barnard. The Mysticism of Hebrews: Exploring the Role of Jewish Apocalyptic Mysticism in the Epistle to the Hebrews. WUNT 2/331. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.This monograph represents a revision of the author’s doctoral dissertation submitted t... [apocalyptic] [book review] [Mysticism]

October 31, 9PM

Jonathan Bernier surmises about the context in which Hebrews was written. [Audience] [Authorship] [blogs]

October 24, 12 PM

I just received the following book for review:Bong-chur Shin. New Exodus in Hebrews. Apostolos New Testament Studies. London: Apostolos Publishing, 2016.Amazon only has a kindle version available, but the book is available for purchase directly from Apost... [New Books]

October 10, 10PM

Richard Goode announces that Saara-Maria Jurva of the University of Eastern Finland is speaking at Newman University on Monday, October 24 about her doctoral research on "The Cognitive-Emotive Function of Renarrated Biblical Stories in the Letter to the H... [Announcements]

September 30, 9PM

Michael Kok discusses The Epistle to the Hebrews and Subsequent Christian Supersessionism. [blood] [supersessionism]

September 28, 6AM

Bobby Jamieson has informed me that his article on Hebrews 9:23 has recently been published:Jamieson, R. B. “Hebrews 9:23: Cult Inauguration, Yom Kippur and the Cleansing of the Heavenly Tabernacle.” New Testament Studies 62.4 (2016): 569–87.Abstra... [New Articles]

September 24, 10AM

I just learned that this book contains a chapter on Hebrews, entitled "Historical Exegesis in the Epistle to the Hebrews": Sargent, Benjamin. David Being a Prophet: TheContingency of Scripture upon History in the New Testament. Beihefte zur Zeitscrif... [New Books]


A new article on Hebrews (available on, David H. “Sensory Experience and the Contrast between the Covenants in Hebrews 12.” Bibliotheca Sacra 173 (2016): 219–34.Abstract:"Studies of the contrast between Mount Sinai and Mount Zio... [New Articles]

September 22, 11PM

Docherty, Susan. “Recent Interpretation of Hebrews Chapters3–4: Critical Issues and Scholarly Trends.” Irish Theological Quarterly 81.4 (2016): 385–96. Abstract:"Chapters 3–4 have emerged as key to much recent scholarly interpretation of t... [New Articles]

September 10, 11AM

A bit late but here are the highlights from the month of August: Allan Bevere reflects upon Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16. Ben Witherington discusses The Sin of Apostasy in Hebrews 6.Ken Schenck opines on The Timing of Hebrews.Henry Neufeld reviews the NIV Cul... [blogs] [Hebrews 11] [Hebrews 6]

September 9, 6PM

Bryan Whitfield reviews Matthew C. Easter, Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews for RBL. [book review]

September 1, 12 PM

[This review first appeared in Bulletin for Biblical Research 26.2 (2016): 297–99. It is reprinted here by permission.]Amy L. B. Peeler. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Library of New Testament Studies 486. London: Bloom... [book review]
[This review first appeared in Bulletin for Biblical Research 26.1 (2016): 141–43. It is reprinted here by permission.]Jason A. Whitlark. Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews.” Library of New Testament Studies ... [book review]


[This review first appeared in Bulletin for Biblical Research 25.4 (2015): 582–84. It is reprinted here by permission.]Matthew C. Easter. Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews. Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series 160. New York: C... [book review]

August 24, 9PM

Madison Pierce reviews Jared Compton, Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews. [book review]

August 19, 11AM

Bryan Whitfield reviews Jonathan I. Griffiths, Hebrews and Divine Speech, for RBL (only available to those who are members of SBL). [book review]

July 26, 10PM

Charles Savelle has a brief review of Albert Vanhoye, The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary. [book review]

July 16, 7PM

Kim, Kyu Seop. “Better Than the Blood of Abel? Some Remarks on Abel in Hebrews 12:24.” Tyndale Bulletin 67.1 (2016): 127–36."The sudden mention of Abel in Hebrews 12:24 has elicited a multiplicity of interpretations, but despite its significance, th... [New Articles]

July 15, 10PM

One can buy a poster on Hebrews. It is a bit pricey, but one can download a free image. [Resources]

July 5, 5PM

Gregory W. Lee has a new book entitled, Today When You Hear His Voice: Scripture, the Covenants, and the People of God. The title gives no overt clue that the book has anything to do with Hebrews (the title does allude to Psalm 95:7, which is quoted in He... [New Books]

July 3, 4PM

I am a few days late posting last month's Hebrews highlights because I was in the process of moving during the latter part of June. I have now finished scanning through the last couple of week's posts and have found a few posts on Hebrews.Andrew Perriman ... [blogs] [Hebrews 1] [Hebrews 4]

July 2, 2PM

Ben Ribbens informed me that his revised dissertation, Levitical Sacrifice and Heavenly Cult in Hebrews, has now been published with De Gruyter.Abstract from the website:"This monograph examines Hebrews’ understanding of the relationship between old cov... [New Books]

June 11, 4PM

Todd Scacewater has a Greek Webinar on Hebrews 6:4–8. [Hebrews 6] [Multimedia]

May 31, 9PM

David Allen has A Sermon Introduction for Hebrews 1:1–4. [blogs] [Hebrews 1]

May 25, 7PM

Apparently I have not reported on two other new books on Hebrews that have come out recently:Michael Kibbe. Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure? Hebrews 12 and the Sinai Theophanies."Aims and Scope: A cursory glance at Hebrews' critique of Israel's fear at Sina... [New Books]


James Swetnam. Hebrews: An Interpretation.From the webpage:"The present work is an attempt to arrive at a plausible macro-structure of the Epistle to the Hebrews based on a palusible micro-structure which in turn is based on a close reading of the indi... [New Books]

May 11, 9PM

Shawn J. Wilhite reviews Amy Peeler's You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews.I too have reviewed the book, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of Bulletin for Biblical Research. [book review]

April 30, 9PM

Henry Neufeld talks about Translating Hebrews 2:6–8. Then he discusses The Apologetics of Hebrews. [Hebrews 2; Blogs]

April 14, 10PM

Matthew R. Malcolm, ed. All That the Prophets Have Declared: The Appropriation of Scripture in the Emergence of Christianity. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2015.At the outset, I want to say that while this blog is primarily concerned about the book of Hebre... [book review]

March 23, 6PM

My thanks to Chris Cowan for a gratis copy of Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenant Theologies, edited by Stephen J. Wellum and Brent E. Parker. Here is the blurb on the back jacket:"Building on the foundation of... [New Books]

March 10, 7PM

I just became aware of this book which came out last month:Jeff Fisher. A Christoscopic Reading of Scripture: Johannes Oecolampadius on Hebrews. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016.Synopsis: "The focus of this study is on Oecolampadius’s 1534 commentary on... [New Books]

March 1, 7PM

The latest issue of New Testament Studies has a couple of articles on Hebrews:Jean-René Moret. "Le rôle du concept de purification dans l’Épître aux Hébreux : une réaction à quelques propositions de David M. Moffitt."Abstract:David M. Moffitt has... [New Articles]


David Allen has posted a video chapel sermon on Hebrews 1:1–4 in order to illustrate text-driven, Christ-centered preaching. [Hebrews 1] [Multimedia]

February 29, 10PM

Phillip Long (it was nice to meet him in person at the most recent midwest regional) continues his series on Hebrews:Leaving  Elementary Teachings Behind - Hebrews 6:1–3Hebrews 6 and Eternal SecurityIs It Really Impossible? - Hebrews 6The Christ, t... [blogs] [Hebrews 12] [Hebrews 6] [Hebrews 9] [New Articles]

February 14, 10PM

Yesterday, I came across a number of lesser-known academic journals available online. I have added links to the following articles touching upon Hebrews. All articles are available for download. This blog has now surpassed the milestone of 500 articles.Co... [Resources] [Updates]

February 10, 7AM

Nicholas Moore has a fresh review of Albert Vanhoye's two most recent commentaries on Hebrews:Albert Vanhoye. A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews. Translated by Leo Arnold. Rhetorica Semitica. Miami, FL: Convivium, 2011.Albert Vanhoye. The Lett... [book review]

January 31, 10PM

After several months of relative neglect, Hebrews has received considerable attention this month among the biblioblogs:Mitch Chase talks about Prophet, Priest, and King in Hebrews 1. He also avers that Jesus evinced Reverence, Not Rebellion, in the Garden... [Announcements] [blogs] [Hebrews 1] [Hebrews 3] [Hebrews 4] [Hebrews 5] [Hebrews 8] [Hebrews 9]

January 30, 10AM

Nicholas Moore has uploaded to a book review (which originally appeared in the Journal of Theological Studies) on Jared Calaway's book, The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Access to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Priestly Context. [book review]

January 14, 4PM

Recently, SBL has decided to put all their book reviews behind a pay wall. That is, one now has to join SBL in order to read the reviews. Normally, I don't link to any articles that are behind a subscription wall. I try to link to articles and books that ... [book review]

December 31 2015, 10PM

Ken Schenck gives his musings about Jon Laansma's opening essay, "Hebrews: Yesterday, Today, and Future" in his co-edited volume Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the History of Interpretation.Jonathan gives his thoughts about the Date... [blogs] [date]

December 26, 11PM

I have been wondering why I have not been getting comments on my posts. Well, this evening I discovered that about a dozen comments were awaiting moderation on the blogger dashboard. In the past I have gotten notifications of comments through my email. I ... [Updates]

December 17, 8PM

I have recently been made aware of this article on Hebrews which appeared earlier this year: Filtvedt, Ole Jakob. “Creation and Salvation inHebrews.” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 106.2 (2015): 280–303.Abstract: "Der ... [New Articles]

December 9, 11PM

Andy Naselli interviews Jared Compton about his new book, Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews. [Interviews] [New Books]


I was pleased to get the following book in the mail:Paolo Garuti. Alle origini dell'omiletica cristiana: La lettera agli Ebrei. Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press, 1995.I have been looking for this book for some time and managed to find a used copy in e... [Acquisitions]

December 5, 8AM

Another new commentary on Hebrews is by Steven Mueller for the Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary published by Concordia Publishing House. A preview of the book is available on the website.Description of the volume and series from the website:"About th... [New Books]
Liturgical Press is launching a new commentary series called the Wisdom Commentary, which will feature "a detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible." One of the first books to come out in the series is the volume on Hebrews by Mary Ann B... [New Books]
Lindsay Kennedy briefly reviews Thomas Schreiner's commentary on Hebrews in the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series. [book review]


In contrast to David Moffitt's argument that the resurrection is the key for understanding atonement in Hebrews, Mike Skinner argues that the locus of atonement in Hebrews is the ascension. [ascension] [Atonment] [resurrection]

November 16, 11PM

Here are the papers on Hebrews that will be delivered at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta this year:P21-127Institute for Biblical Research11/21/20159:00 AM to 11:30 AMRoom: A602 (Atrium Level) - MarriottRuth Anne Reese, ... [Announcements]


Here are the papers on Hebrews that will be given at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society: Tuesday, November 17 8:30 AM-11:40 AMCrystal Ballroom AMarriage and the Family:Family and Discipleship 9:20 AM—10:00 AMBarry Joslin(Boyce C... [Announcements]

November 2, 10PM

I am a tad late getting this out, but I have been busy. Blog posts on Hebrews have been sparse in the past several months. There are only two posts for the month of October:Joel Watts asks: Is Hebrews 4:12–16 Christological?Ken Schenck ponders: Can we "... [blogs] [Hebrews 4] [salvation]

September 25, 9PM

Here are some recent articles on Hebrews:(1) Steyn, Gert Jacobus. “Moses as ΘΕΡΑΠΩΝ in Heb 3:5–6: Portrait of a Cultic Prophet-Priest in Egypt?” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 40.2 (2014): 113–25.-Steyn's article is available on Aca... [New Articles]

September 22, 8PM

ISD Publishers is announcing the publication of the forthcoming book on Hebrews:The Epistle to the Hebrews: Writing at the Borders. Edited by R. Burnet, D. Luciani and G. Van Oyen.Synopsis: "This volume contains the exegetical contributions of a conferenc... [New Books]

September 16, 9PM

Some other recent publications on Hebrews include:Compton, Jared. Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews (Bloomsbury T & T Clark).Vanhoye, Albert. The Letter to the Hebrews: A Commentary (Paulist Press).McWilliams, David B. Hebrews. Lectio Continua Expos... [New Books]


I notice that a new noteworthy book on Hebrews has just come out:Ole Jakob Filtvedt. The Identity of God's People and the Paradox of Hebrews. Mohr Siebeck.Abstract:"Does the letter to the Hebrews confirm traditional notions of Jewish identity, does it art... [New Books]

September 1, 8PM

Rob Bradshaw has announced that Irish Biblical Studies journal, which has ceased publication, is now giving permission to make available online all of its past articles, pending approval of the individual authors. The following articles on Hebrews are now... [Resources] [Updates]

July 23, 10PM

Arriving in the mail today, Knut Backhaus' commentary was the last major commentary on Hebrews missing from my library. I managed to find a pretty good price (under $40) for a brand new copy. [Acquisitions]

July 18, 10PM

Over the course of eight videos, Harold W. Attridge and David L. Bartlett discuss the book of Hebrews. These videos are part of the Yale Bible Study Series, which is done in conjunction with the Congregational Church of New Canaan in New Canaan, CT. Study... [Multimedia]

July 12, 10PM

I have added numerous resources this evening, but the following are the most important:Articles:Brege, Daniel J. “Eucharistic Overtones Created by Sacrificial Concepts in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Concordia Theological Quarterly 66 (2002): 61–81.... [Resources] [Updates]

July 6, 9PM

Some additional resources added this evening: Ribbens, Benjamin J. “Levitical Sacrifice and Heavenly Cult in Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Wheaton College, 2013. Langenhoven, Hanno, Eliska Nortjé, Annette Potgieter, and Yolande Steenkamp. “The Day of Aton... [Updates]


The Review of Biblical Literature has two new reviews on books pertinent to Hebrews study:Peeler, Amy L. B. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Review by Scott D. Mackie.Whitlark, Jason A. Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purp... [book review]

July 5, 9PM

I see that my dissertation is now available online:Small, Brian Christopher. "The Characterization of Jesus in the Book of Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., Baylor University, 2012.(I apologize in advance for any typos you may find. I cleaned them up before my book ... [Dissertation]


I have stumbled across this dissertation which has been added to the theses and dissertation page:Filtvedt, Ole Jakob. “The Identity of Israel and the Paradox of Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., MF Norwegian School of Theology, 2014.I have also added this revie... [Resources] [Updates]

June 30, 9PM

Some of the Hebrews highlights for June 2015:I respond to Felix Cortez's review of my book on the RBL blog.Paul Barnett speaks about The Hugenot Heart, basing his talk upon Hebrews 9:26.Matthew Malcolm gives a synopsis of his chapter in All That the Proph... [blogs] [Hebrews 1] [Hebrews 2] [Hebrews 9]
I have added almost a dozen new book links, including my own monograph, to the partial books page. [Updates]


The Bible Project has a very nice brief video explaining the meaning of the Book of Hebrews:HT: Darrell Pursiful and Ben Witherington [Multimedia]

June 26, 11AM

The Review of Biblical Literature has just published my review of Herbert W. Bateman's Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. [book review]

June 25, 9PM

The latest issue of Novum Testamentum has an article on Hebrews:Guzmán, Ron, and Michael W. Martin. “Is Hebrews5:11–6:20 Really a Digression?” Novum Testamentum 57.3 (2015): 295–310.Abstract from the Brill website:"This study challenges the view ... [New Articles]


Thanks to Chris Cowan with B & H Publishing Group for a copy of Thomas Schreiner's new commentary on Hebrews. It's in the queue for review. [Acquisitions]

June 23, 4PM

Here is my rough translation of the table of contents of Jordi Cervera's new book: Jesus in the Letter to the Hebrews:A Christology from a Jewish MatrixTable of ContentsPresentation Introduction First PartThe HebrewsFirst ChapterTHE HEBREWS: BELIEVERS IN ... [New Books]


Many thanks to Jordi Cervera for sending me a copy of his book, Jesús en la Carta als Hebreus: Una cristologia de matriu jueva. It is my first book in Catalan! [Acquisitions]

June 15, 4PM

Jacob Prahlow reviews David L. Allen's book Lukan Authorship of Hebrews. [book review]


Ken Schenck has announced that his new book on Revelation, Hebrews, and the General Epistles is now available:The Early Church: Letters to the Body of ChristCongratulations, Ken! [New Books]

June 12, 8PM

Felix Cortez’ review of my book has recently appeared on the RBL website. In his critique of my book, he says that I failed to uncover the story world of Hebrews. However, it was not my intent to uncover the entire story world of Hebrews except for that... [book review] [My book]


Steve Cook informed me that the following dissertation is available online: Johnsson, William George. “Defilement and Purgation in the Book of Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University, 1973.As usual, I will add a link to the dissertations and thes... [Updates]

June 1, 8PM

I was pleased to discover that the journal La nouvelle revue théologique has a number of their articles available online, including the following articles dealing with Hebrews. I came across some articles I have not discovered before (I don't know how th... [Resources] [Updates]


Jody Barnard has informed me that a brief review of his book, The Mysticism of Hebrews, has appeared in La nouvelle revue théologique. The review appears on his blog with his translation. [book review]

May 31, 9PM

It appears that posts on Hebrews have slowed to a crawl. Here is the only post for the past two months on Hebrews: Henry Neufeld discusses Yet Again Hebrews Authorship. [Authorship] [blogs]

May 30, 10PM

I stumbled across this article which has now been added to the Articles page:Köstenberger, Andreas J. “Jesus, the Mediator of a ‘Better Covenant’: Comparatives in the Book of Hebrews.” Faith and Mission 21/2 (2004): 30–49. [Updates]

May 13, 8AM

A new article on Hebrews has appeared in the Journal of Theological Interpretation:Rebekah Eklund. "'To Us, the Word': The Double-λόγος of Hebrews 4:12–13." Journal of Theological Interpretation 9.1 (Spring 2015): 101–16. [New Articles]

April 29, 8PM

A recent issue of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  has an article on resurrection in Hebrews. The full issue is available as a pdf download. Downloads of individual articles are also available.David Schrock. "Resurrection and Priesthood: Chr... [New Articles]

April 24, 12 PM

In the latest round of RBL reviews Carl Mosser reviews Jared Calaway's monograph:Jared C. Calaway. The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Access to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Priestly Context. [book review]

April 23, 10PM

Now added to the Articles and Essays page:Manson, T. W. “The Problem of the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 32 (1949): 1–17. [Updates]

April 20, 2PM

Jordi Cervera, professor at the Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, has informed me that his book on Hebrews is coming out soon:Jordi Cervera i Valls. Jesús en la Carta als Hebreus: Una cristologia de Matriu Jueva. Col·lectània Sant ... [New Books]

April 14, 8PM

The NT journal Neotestamentica has a new article on Hebrews: Heath, David M. “The Problem of Peak in Hebrews.” Neotestamentica48.2 (2014): 405–16.Abstract:"Scholars use various terms for the phenomenon of discourse peak. Only in the last forty... [New Articles]
I have discovered that the African Journal Archive contains archives of Neotestamentica through the year 2000. Neotestamentica published an issue dedicated to Hebrews in 1971. Here are the articles, which have been added to my Articles page:Fensham, F. C.... [Resources] [Updates]


Nicholas Moore has informed me that his thesis has now been published. Congratulations to him!Nicholas J. Moore. Repetition in Hebrews: Plurality and Singularity in the Letter to the Hebrews, Its Ancient Context, and the Early Church. WUNT II 388. Mo... [New Books]

March 31, 9PM

Henry Neufeld comments on Authorship and Hebrews 6:1–8. [Authorship] [blogs] [Hebrews 6]

March 26, 12 PM

Jody A. Barnard. "Anti-Jewish Interpretations of Hebrews: Some Neglected Factors." Melilah 11 (2014): 25–52.Abstract:"Perhaps one of the most significant developments within contemporary Jewish Studies is the reclamation of the New Testament. The recov... [New Articles]

March 24, 8AM

Timothy Luckritz Marquis. "Perfection Perfected: The Stoic 'Self-Eluding Sage' and Moral Progress in Hebrews." Novum Testamentum 57.2 (2015): 187–205.Abstract:"Hebrews evinces the linked exegetical aporiae of, on the one hand, tension between the assert... [New Articles]

March 16, 6PM

Bloomsbury T & T Clark is giving advance notice of the publication of Jared Compton's monograph on Hebrews:Jared Compton. Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews.The PDF version is coming out July 30, but the print version will be on September 24. [New Books]

March 6, 10PM

Word is getting out on FB that Fred Craddock, Bandy Professor Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, at Candler School of Theology, has passed away. While he is most noted for his contribution to homiletics, he has also made contributions to NT studies, i... [Announcements]

March 4, 7PM

Rob Bradshaw continues to digitize articles to make them available via the internet. Recently, he had made available the first four series of The Expositor. Hence, I have been able to add new links to numerous articles on Hebrews (many of which I was not ...

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February was a slow month for blog posts on Hebrews. Jared Calaway has posted the abstract for his recent paper, "Jesus as Creator, Sustainer, and Destroyer in Hebrews."I have about a half dozen books to review for this blog and hope to have these review ... [blogs]
Phillip Long reviews Peter O'Brien's commentary on The Letter to the Hebrews in the Pillar Commentary series. [book review]

February 27, 2PM

New article on Hebrews:Filtvedt, Ole Jakob, and Martin Wessbrandt. "Exploring the High Priesthood of Jesus in Early Christian Sources." Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 106.1 (2015): 96–11.Abstract:"Das Faktum, dass der Hebräerb... [New Articles]

February 26, 11PM

Larry Hurtado comments upon Mary Ann Beavis's article, "Hebrews and Wisdom" in the Festschrift, Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism: Essays in Honor of Larry W. Hurtado, eds. Chris Keith & Dieter T. Roth (London:  Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015), 2... [New Articles] [wisdom]

February 12, 8PM

The latest academic catalog of Paulist Press is announcing a new commentary by Albert Vanhoye, one of the leading Hebrews' scholars. I cannot find it on Paulist Press' website, but Amazon is announcing that it will be coming out on July 28 of this year.I ... [New Books]

February 5, 11PM

There will be several papers on Hebrews given at the Midwest Regional Society of Biblical Literature this coming weekend:Saturday, February 73:30-4:30HEBREWS & CATHOLIC EPISTLES (B) Burke 010Chair: Mike Kibbe, Wheaton CollegeJared Calaway, Illinois Co... [Announcements] [Conferences]

February 3, 9PM

Larry Hurtado summarizes and comments upon a recent essay written by David M. Allen: “Who, What, and Why? The Worship of the Firstborn in Hebrews 1:6,” in Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism: Essays in Honor of Larry W. Hurtado, eds. Chris Keith and Die... [angels] [New Articles] [Worship]

February 2, 7PM

Baker Academic Blog has a brief interview with Thomas Schreiner about his upcoming commentary on Hebrews. [New Books]

January 31, 10PM

Ken Schenck argues for the Gentile audience of Hebrews. He further argues that Rome is the most likely destination for the book.Matthew Montonini discusses Tom Schreiner on Hebrews.Andrew Perriman comments on The glory of the builder of the house in Hebre... [Audience] [blogs] [Hebrews 3]

January 23, 2PM

I see that my review of Georg A. Walser's monograph, Old Testament Quotations in Hebrews: Studies in Their Textual and Contextual Background, has been published with RBL. [book review]

January 7, 8PM

The latest issue of Criswell Theological Review has an article on Hebrews:Mel Winstead. "The Significance of Verbal Aspect on the Participles in Hebrews 6:1–12." Criswell Theological Review ns 12.1 (Fall 2014): 109–22.Here is the description from thei... [New Articles]

December 31 2014, 10PM

Paul Himes gives some recommendations for Resources for Studying and Teaching the Epistle to the Hebrews. However, he misidentifies the author of the WBC series, who is William Lane (not William Lane Craig). He does not mention another good conservative c... [blogs] [Hebrews 13]


I see that the latest Tyndale Bulletin (65.2) has a summary of Dana Benesh's  dissertation:Dana Benesh. "Thomas Aquinas on Hebrews: The Excellence of Christ.""Due to the influence of his two great Summae, Thomas Aquinas' reputation as a 'systematic... [Dissertations]

November 30, 10PM

Chuck Grantham continues to assemble antique commentary quotes: Hebrews 11:1–7, Hebrews 12:1–7, 12:18–24, 13:1–8.Henry Neufeld has been active this month as he is revising his book on Hebrews. He has Some Thoughts on the Christ of Faith after Read... [discipline] [Hebrews 11] [Hebrews 12] [Hebrews 13] [Hebrews 2] [Use of the OT]

November 18, 7PM

The following are papers on Hebrews that will be delivered at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature:P21-302Institute for Biblical Research11/21/20144:00 PM to 6:00 PMRoom: 202 B (Level 2 (Indigo)) - Hilton Bayfront (HB)Theme: Emerging S... [Conferences]
The following are papers dealing with Hebrews at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.Thursday, November 208:30 AM-11:40 AMGENERAL EPISTLESHistory & Interpretation: How Important is History to Interpreting the General Letters11:00... [Conferences]

November 4, 8PM

A new article on Hebrews has appeared in the latest issue of Biblica:Lukas Stolz. "Das Einführen des Erstegeboren in die οικουμενη (Hebr 1,6a)." Biblica 95 (2014): 405–23.Here is the synopsis:"The meaning of the firstborn's ei)vsagwgh/ into th... [Hebrews 1] [New Articles]

October 31, 9PM

Chuck Grantham continues to assemble antique commentary quotes: Hebrews 4:14–5:6, Hebrews 6:1–8, 7:23–28, 8:1–13, 9:11–15.David L. Allen gives some Lessons on Preaching Hebrews . . . from Hebrews. [blogs] [Hebrews 4] [Hebrews 5] [Hebrews 6] [Hebrews 7] [Hebrews 8] [Hebrews 9] [Preaching]

October 24, 10PM

Christopher Wade Cowan's dissertation "'Confident of Better Things': Assurance of Salvation in the Letter to the Hebrews" is also available on the Boyce Digital Library online site. [Dissertations] [Resources]

October 22, 7PM

Robert Bruce Jamieson's Th.M. thesis, "Purging God's People and Place: Levitical Sacrifice as a Prolegomenon to Hebrews" is available on The Boyce Digital Library webpage. [Dissertations] [Resources]

October 13, 6PM

Harold Attridge reviews Gary Cockerill's NICNT commentary The Epistle to the Hebrews in the most recent issue of The Journal of Theological Studies. Most of the review is hidden behind a subscription wall, but I thought I would draw attention to it anyway... [book review]

October 11, 6PM

Todd Scacewater reviews Richard Ounsworth's monograph Joshua Typology in the New Testament for Westminster Theological Journal. [book review]

September 30, 9PM

Durham University has announced a conference on Neglected Texts and Early Christian Identities. These texts include Hebrews.Chuck Grantham has assembled antique commentary quotes on Hebrews 1:1–4, Hebrews 2:1–4, and Hebrews 2:14–18, Hebrews 3:7–15... [blogs] [Conferences] [discipline] [Hebrews 1] [Hebrews 12] [Hebrews 2] [Hebrews 3]

September 24, 8PM

Thomas Schreiner informed me that his non-techncial commentary on Hebrews will be coming out in February 2015:Commentary on Hebrews. Biblical Theology Christian Proclamation Commentary (Holman).Part of the blurb on the Amazon website:In his volume on Hebr... [New Books]

September 5, 8AM

Amy Peeler's dissertation is now published as a book:Amy L. B. Peeler. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. The Library of New Testament Studies. Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014.Blurb from the web page:"The author of Hebrews c... [New Books]

August 31, 9PM

Here are some of the highlights on Hebrews for the month of August:New Book Announcement: The T & T Clark blog announces the publication of Jonathan I. Griffiths' book, Hebrews and Divine Speech.Synopsis from their website:"Griffiths offers here an a... [blogs] [book review] [Hebrews 11] [New Books] [Updates]

August 6, 11PM

I have not posted on this blog lately because I moved over the summer and there has been very little activity regarding Hebrews on the biblioblogs. However, there are a number of book reviews that I need to draw your attention to:Herbert Bateman's Interpr... [blogs] [book review]

June 30, 9PM

Ken Schenck queries, Is The Unpardonable Sin in Hebrews? [sin]

June 16, 10PM

I received this shocking bit of news this evening: Ellen Aitken, Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University passed away on Saturday after a short bout with cancer.While I have only had a couple of brief conversations with her over the y... [obituaries]


Kevin L. Anderson. Hebrews: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition. New Beacon Bible Commentary. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2013.First, I want to thank Barry Russell of Beacon Hill Press for a review copy of this book. As the subtitle indicates,... [book review]

June 4, 9PM

I have added links to a few resources that I have recently come across:Dyer, Bryan R. “The Epistle to the Hebrews inRecent Research: Studies on the Author’s Identity, His Use of the OldTestament, and Theology.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity an... [Resources] [Updates]

June 1, 10PM

I am in the process of reviewing Georg Walser's monograph, Old Testament Quotations in Hebrews for RBL. In trying to find something out about the author, I discovered that his dissertation is available online:"Textual and Contextual Background of the Old ... [Dissertations] [Updates]

May 31, 9PM

Ken Schenck has been doing a series on Hebrews, apparently in the process of writing a book:Its SituationStrange Sacrificial TeachingsStrange Teachings TodayJesus, the Definitive Sacrifice 1Definitive PriestTrue Sanctuary with a Superior SacrificeSo Keep ... [Hebrews 10] [high priest] [sacrifice] [sanctuary]

May 30, 10PM

Phillip Long reviews Herbert Bateman's Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. [book review]

May 26, 2PM

Herbert W. Bateman IV. Charts on the Book of Hebrews. Kregel Charts of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2012.First, I want to thank Kregel Academic for a review copy of this book.I like the book of Hebrews and I like chart-books, so when the two ... [book review]

May 4, 4PM

Well, the first review of my book is in, and it is very favorable. Thanks to Kevin Brown for the review. [book review]

April 30, 9PM

Other than several new book reviews and the appearance of  two new articles, Hebrews has gotten scant attention among the biblioblogs in the month of April: Continuing from March, Ken Schenck has additional thoughts on Hebrews 4:14–13:25. Ken also ... [blogs] [Hebrews 4] [temptation]

April 28, 2PM

April 27, 6PM

Malcolm Gill has a brief review of Richard Ounsworth, Joshua Typology in the New Testament in the most recent issue of Themelios. [book review]

April 21, 8PM

Mike Kibbe reviews R. J. McKelvey, Pioneer and Priest: Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews.I reviewed the book last July here. My review gives a more thorough overview of the book, while Mike's review appears to be more critical than mine. I agree ... [book review]

April 14, 4PM

Two additional book reviews should be noted:Philip Church reviews for RBL: Herbert W. Bateman. Charts on the Book of Hebrews.Shawn J. Wilhite reviews Rowan Greer. Captain of Our Salvation: A Study in the Patristic Exegesis of Hebrews. [book review]
Two new articles on Hebrews have come out this month:Michael Kibbe. "Is It Finished? When Did It Start? Hebrews, Priesthood, and Atonement in Biblical, Systematic, and and Historical Perspective." Journal of Theological Studies 65.1 (2014): 25–61.Abstra... [book review] [New Articles]
Shaun Tabatt interviews Herbert Bateman about his new book, Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook.I will add a link to this interview under the Multimedia tab. [Interviews] [New Books]

March 31, 9PM

William Mounce, commenting on Hebrews 13:21, argues that we should respect the parts of speech when translating.BakerAcademic posted an excerpt of R. Michael Allen's on the topic of Justification in Hebrews.Ben at Arminian Perspectives queries, Was Jesus ... [blogs] [Hebrews 1] [Hebrews 13] [Hebrews 2] [Hebrews 3] [Hebrews 4] [justification]

March 27, 8AM

Rob Bradshaw continues to do a tremendous work by making available public domain articles for access on the internet. He has recently added the first twenty volumes of the Journal of Theological Studies, which includes this article on Hebrews: Selwyn, E. ... [Updates]

March 25, 4AM

Rowan Greer, Emeritus Professor at Yale Divinity School, recently passed away. While he was a professor of Anglican studies at Yale, he did make contributions to New Testament studies, particularly The Captain of Our Salvation: A Study in the Patristic Ex... [obituaries]
Review of Biblical Literature has posted a new review by Amy Peeler on Jeffrey S. Lamp's, The Greening of Hebrew?: Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews.You may also read my more detailed review and critique of Lamp's book which I did in May of... [book review]

March 23, 8PM

Congratulations to Mike Kibbe who successfully defended on Friday his dissertation, "Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure? Hebrews 12:18–29 and the Sinai Narratives," at Wheaton College, under the direction of Douglas Moo.Abstract:A cursory glance at Hebrews... [Dissertations]

March 6, 3PM

The following are papers that will be delivered at regional SBL meetings this spring, as far as I can ascertain. I will be attending the Southwest regional meeting.Midwest RegionSaturday, February 8, 9:00-10:30HEBREWS & CATHOLIC EPISTLESBurke 411Chair... [Announcements] [Conferences]


The Universitè catholique de Louvain is sponsoring an upcoming colloquy on April 7–9, 2014:L’Épître aux Hébreux comme écrit «à la frontière»The brochure in French.English description:"The Epistle to the Hebrews as a Frontier/Border WritingThe... [Announcements]
Review of Biblical Literature has a new review:Kuma, Hermann V. A. The Centrality of Αιμα (Blood) in the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews: An Exegetical and Philological Study. Edwin Mellen Press, 2012. Review by James HarrisonYou can also read ... [book review]

February 28, 10PM

The Hebrews Highlights for the month of February:Phillip Long continues his series on Hebrews:Hebrews 6:4–12 - "It is Impossible . . ." (Part 1)Hebrews 6:4–12 - "It is Impossible . . ." (Part 2)Hebrews 7:1–3 - The Priesthood of MelchizedekHebrews 7 ... [Hebrews 12] [Hebrews 5] [Hebrews 6] [Hebrews 7] [Melchizedek] [Typology]

February 26, 5AM

Another book on Hebrews has appeared on the horizon, this one by my Baylor colleague:Jason A. Whitlark. Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to "the Hebrews." T & T Clark International. Expected: August 28, 2014.Description: "This bo... [New Books]

February 25, 7AM

I have discovered that two new books on Hebrews are on the horizon:Matthew C. Easter. Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews. Society for New Testament Monograph Series. Cambridge University Press. Expected: August 31, 2014Description:"This volume... [New Books]

February 24, 4PM

I came across this video in which Anton Tasos reads the Book of Hebrews in Greek: [Multimedia]

February 18, 5AM

At the beginning of this month, I received word from Brill that my book, The Characterization of Jesus in the Book of Hebrews, has now been published and is available for purchase."In The Characterization of Jesus in the Book of Hebrews Brian Small appli... [My book]

February 12, 9PM

Philip Church reviews Christopher A. Richardson, Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus' Faith as the Climax of Israel's History in the Epistle to the Hebrews for Review of Biblical Literature. [book review]

February 8, 2PM

I got word via Joel Green on Facebook that Daniel Harrington, Professor of NT at Boston College, has passed away. See the obituary and tribute.Harrington has made contributions to Hebrews studies. He wrote a small commentary on Hebrews for Liturgical Pres... [obituaries]

February 6, 9AM

Howard Tillmann Kuist, Lectures on Hebrews, Asbury Theological Seminary.Addresses Delivered at the vespers service of the 1963 Evangelical Seminary Ministers Conference. The Keynote of the Christian Evangel: A Study of the Epistle to the Hebrews, Chapters... [Multimedia] [Resources]


Robert Angelo Traina was a long-time professor of biblical studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He developed a Methodical Bible Study method, which he taught for many years to Asbury students, it and continues to be taught at Asbury. His method was dev... [Resources]

February 1, 3PM

Herbert W. Bateman IV has made available online a number of his articles and reviews.  The following articles have been added to this site:Bateman, Herbert W. “Psalm 45:6–7 and Its Christological Contributions to Hebrews.” Trinity Journal ns 22... [Resources] [Updates]


Apparently, this handbook to the General Epistles is now available:Herbert W. Bateman IV. Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis. Kregel, 2013.Description from the Kregel website:"A concise guide to ... [New Books]

January 31, 10PM

The Hebrews Highlights for the month of January 2014: Christian Brady proposes a comparison between 1 Maccabees 2 and Hebrews 11. He summarizes his argument when he argues that Hebrews 11 is a Midrash of 1 Macc. 2.Phillip Long informs us about Frederic W.... [angels] [Authorship] [blogs] [Firstborn] [Galatians] [Hebrews 1] [Hebrews 11] [Hebrews 3] [Hebrews 4] [high priest] [maccabees] [Paul] [Preaching] [Worship]

January 20, 6PM

Mike Kibbe has posted another review:Jared Calaway. The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Acces to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Preistly Contest. WUNT 2/349. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. [book review]

January 17, 6PM

Logos Software has now made available an additonal 13 classic commentaries and studies dating from 1590–1914.  The collection includes the following titles:Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews by A. C. KendrickTwenty-Seven Lectures, or Readings... [Announcements] [software]


Among Philip Harland's many podcasts on religions of the ancient Mediterranean, he has two on the book of Hebrews:Podcast 2.10: Hebrews’ Portrait of Jesus – Highpriest Melchizedek, part 1 (Download)Podcast 2.11: Hebrews’ Portrait of Jesus – Highpr... [Multimedia]

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Congratulations to Jared Compton who defended his doctoral dissertation in November:Jared Compton, "Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews." PhD diss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2013, xv + 232 pp.Supervisors: D. A. Carson, Eckhard J. Schnabel, and ... [Dissertations]

January 2, 8PM

David Allen, Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a ten-part series on Interpreting and Preaching Hebrews 6.1–8. He is an advocate for the "Loss of Rewards" view of this passage.I ha... [Hebrews 6] [Preaching] [Resources]

December 18 2013, 3PM

Review of Biblical Literature has a new review:Richard Ounsworth. Joshua Typology in the New Testament. Review by J. Cornelis de Vos. [book review]

November 30, 10PM

The Hebrews Highlights (formerly Carnival) for the month of November 2013:Shawn Wilhite queries, Did Early Communities Have a Pauline Reading of Hebrews?Abram K-J contends that Hebrews ventures an answer to the question, Who Is Isaiah's Shepherd of the Sh... [blogs] [Conferences] [Isaiah] [Paul] [Philo] [Shepherd] [Use of the OT]

November 29, 7PM

Rob Bradshaw continues to add more and more articles to his site.  He has recently completed the first series of The Expositor (1875–1880).  The following articles are pertinent to the book of Hebrews:R. E. Bartlett. "Th... [Resources] [Updates]


TEDS Lecture Series has posted a four-part video lecture series on the book of Hebrews by D. A. Carson.  You can access the videos via the links below.  Naturally, these links will be placed on  the Mulimedia page of this blog.Video 1Video ... [Multimedia] [Resources]

November 12, 12 PM

Mike Kibbe reviews, Bryan J. Whitfield, Joshau Traditions and the Argument of Hebrews 3–4 (Walter de Gruyter Press). [book review]

November 1, 2PM

Walter Übelacker has published a new commentary in Swedish on the Book of Hebrews in the Kommentar till Nya Testamentet (KNT) series:Walter Übelacker. Hebreerbrevet. Verbum, 2013.Here is the blurb for the book (roughly translated from the Swedish):"HEBR... [New Books]

October 31, 9PM

David Allen discusses Outlining Hebrews 10.19–25.Henry Neufeld discusses The Numerous Authorship Proposals for Hebrews.Gerry Breshears discusses the Hebrews Warnings.Nicholas Moore reviews David Moffitt, Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Ep... [Authorship] [blogs] [Hebrews 10] [Hebrews 11] [Hebrews 13] [Hebrews 4] [Introductory Matters] [Use of the OT] [Warning Passages]

October 26, 9PM

Scott Mackie and I would like to invite you to our annual Hebrews' Get-Together Dinner at the 2013 SBL National Meeting.  There are two late afternoon Hebrews' sessions this year (one on Saturday and one on Monday).  The plan is to attend the Mo... [Announcements]


Friday, November 22P22-302Institute for Biblical Research11/22/20134:00 PM to 6:00 PMRoom: Peale C - Hilton BaltimoreTheme: Emerging Scholarship on the New TestamentThis session showcases emerging New Testament scholars sponsored by Fellows of the Insti... [Announcements]


Tuesday, November 19 8:30 AM–11:40 AMNEW TESTAMENTGeneral11:00 AM–11:40 AMLiz Myers(Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary)Assessing Intertextual Relationships between New Testament Books: A New Methodology and Application to 1 Peter and Hebrews We... [Announcements]

October 23, 3PM

The following is a lists of articles that have come out in 2013.  I will update this list as I learn of new articles:Barnard, Jody A. "Ronald Williamson and the Background of Hebrews." Expository Times 124 (July 2013): 469–79.Burnet, Régis. “La... [New Articles]

October 21, 3PM

New Article:Bryan R. Dyer. "The Epistle to the Hebrews in Recent Research: Studies on the Author's Identity, His Use of the Old Testament, and Theology." Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 9 (2013): 104–31. [History of Research] [New Articles]

October 3, 6AM

Nicholas Moore has one more review on a book on Hebrews:Richard Ounsworth. Joshua Typology in the New Testament. Mohr Siebeck, 2012. [book review]

September 30, 9PM

Clifford Kvidahl reminds us that Ceslas Spicq's two-volume commentary, L'Épître aux Hébreux, is being translated into English and is available for prepublication purchase at Logos Bible Software.  Spicq' commentary is still the most important Fren... [Announcements] [Authorship] [blogs] [discipline] [Hebrews 12] [Hebrews 13] [Hospitality] [Preaching]

September 23, 9PM

Andrei Orlov asked me to post information about his new book, Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham, which ponders connections with the theology of Hebrews.Andrei A. Orlov, Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham (Cambridge University ... [New Books]

September 3, 2PM

Zondervan is announcing yet another new commentary series, The Story of God Bible Commentary.  Their description of the series is as follows:"Emphasizing the historical distance between the contexts of the biblical world and contemporary culture, Zon... [Announcements]

August 31, 9PM

Since there was only one blog post for July, the July and August blog posts are combined here: Ken Schenck discusses the Ethnicity of Hebrews' Audience.Henry Neufeld discusses David Alan Black's Rhetorical Analysis of Hebrews 1:1–4.  Black's articl... [Hebrews 11] [Hebrews 10] [blogs] [Hebrews 1] [Audience] [Hebrews 9]

August 28, 10PM

Jody Barnard informed me that he has a new article out:"Ronald Williamson and the Background of Hebrews." Expository Times 124 (July 2013): 469–79.Abstract:"In 1976 Ronald Williamson published a brief article in the Expository Times ... [New Articles]

August 17, 8PM

Mike Kibbe has a new review for the Themelios journal:Gert J. Steyn. A Quest for the Assumed LXX Vorlage of the Explicit Quotations in Hebrews. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011. [book review]

August 14, 3PM

I stumbled across this article while looking for something else:Dae-I Kang. "The Royal Components of Melchizedek in Hebrews 7." Perichoresis 10.1 (2012): 95–124.A PDF file is available for immediate download. [New Articles]

August 8, 4PM

I was just made aware of this forthcoming book:David Alan Black. The Authorship of Hebrews: The Case for Paul. Energion PublicationsBlurb from the website:"Over the last few centuries the authorship of the book of Hebrews has been a contentious topic, but... [New Books]

July 26, 3PM

Abram Kielsmeier-Jones has a brief review of Herbert W. Bateman's book, Charts on the Book of Hebrews.  I hope to get my review of the book up soon, probably sometime in August. [book review]

July 24, 3PM

My Mohr Siebeck catalog arrived in the mail today and it looks like a new book on Hebrews will be appearing soon (due in September):Georg A. Walser. Old Testament Quotations in Hebrews: Studies in Their Textual and Contextual Background.Synopsis from the ... [New Books]

July 21, 8PM

Apparently Bryan Whitfield's monograph is now available:Whitfield, Bryan J. Joshua Traditions and the Argument of Hebrews 3 and 4 (Walter de Gruyter).From the website:Aims and Scope"This monograph examines the place of chapters 3 and 4 in the larger ... [New Books]

July 16, 10AM

Nicholas Moore has posted his latest review:Eric F. Mason and Kevin B. McCruden, eds. Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students. SBL Resources for Biblical Study 66. [book review]

July 12, 3PM

R. J. McKelvey. Pioneer and Priest: Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick Publications, 2013. Pp. xxiv + 250. First, I want to thank William Poncy and Wipf & Stock Publishers for a review copy of this book. R. J. McKelvey... [book review]

July 9, 6AM

Bonggyeong Lim. Horror and Hope: Exodus Theology in the Book of Hebrews. Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012. Pp. 60. First, I would like to thank Anne Blank for a PDF copy of this book.This short booklet attempts to argue that the Exodus ... [book review]

July 4, 1PM

My previous post mentioned that Ben Ribbens defended his dissertation at Wheaton College.  Ben contacted me by email and gave me the following additional information:Title: "Levitical Sacrifice and Heavenly Cult in Hebrews"Mentor: Dr. Douglas MooSeco... [Dissertations]

June 30, 9PM

Henry Neufeld has some good thoughts on Approach[ing] the Throne of Grace with Confidence.  He also has posted A Rhetorical Outline of the Book of Hebrews by David Reed.  He also makes Some Comments on Hebrews Outlines.  He also discusses a... [blogs] [Structure] [Hebrews 6] [Hebrews 9] [Announcements]

June 28, 2PM

Apparently the newest issue of the Tyndale Bulletin has an article on Hebrews:Philip Church. "The Temple in the Apocalypse of Weeks and in Hebrews." Tyndale Bulletin 64.1 (2013)."Several Second Temple texts make no explicit mention of the temple, but it c... [New Articles]

June 27, 11PM

I have added several new biographical blurbs on my Scholars page, which highlights prominent Hebrews scholars, both living and deceased.  I hope to add names to this list throughout the summer.  I have tried to provide links to pertinent pages f... [Updates]

June 21, 10AM

Nicholas Moore provides an in-depth review of Christopher Richardson's book, Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus' Faith as the Climax of Israel's History in the Epistle to the Hebrews, for Biblical and Early Christian Studies. Naturally, this review wil... [book review]

June 17, 3PM

Alan Mitchell, author of the Sacra Pagina commentary on Hebrews, has written four short reviews of the following books in the March 7 issue of Religious Studies Review (you will have to scroll down for the reviews):John Paul Heil. Hebrews: Chiastic Struct... [book review]

June 8, 10AM

Ken Schenck mentioned on his blog that the Asbury Bible Commentary is now available online.  (Ken and I graduated from Asbury the same year).  For the purposes of this blog, I will be adding a link to the commentary on Hebrews by John Walters. [Resources]

June 6, 6PM

Jon C. Laansma and Daniel J. Treier. Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the History of Interpretation. Library of New Testament Studies 423. London: T & T Clark International, 2012. Pp. xvi + 264. First, I want to thank T & T C... [book review]

June 3, 9PM

Andrew Bowden has a brief review of Karen Jobes, Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles.  See the Book Reviews page for other reviews of the book, including my own. [book review]

May 31, 9PM

Gene Green gives some brief recommendations on commentaries on Hebrews (as well as other NT books). James McGrath has some ramblings about "He Learned Obedience" in Hebrews 4.  He also has some musings on Christ's Elementary Word in Hebrews 6.Matthew... [blogs]


Hermann V. A. Kuma. The Centrality of Αιμα (Blood) in the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews: An Exegetical and Philological Study. Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012. Pp. x + 422. First, I would like to thank Edwin Mellen Press for a revi... [book review]

May 29, 3PM

Jeffrey S. Lamp. The Greening of Hebrews?: Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012. Pp. xii + 134. First, I want to thank James Stock of Wipf and Stock Publishers for a review copy of this book.With our e... [book review]


Apparently, some people have had trouble contacting me privately through the email form I had set up on the sidebar.  For whatever reason, Blogger has never provided an email feature for people to contact bloggers privately, so I have had to rely on ... [Updates]

May 24, 6PM

David A. deSilva. The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective. Cascade Companions. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xv + 187. First, I want to thank James Stock of Wipf and Stock Publishers for a review copy of this book.David deSilva,... [book review]


Mark Goodacre has posted audio lectures of George Bradford Caird's lectures on NT Theology at Oxford from the years 1979 to 1982.  The audio files are not labelled according to content, so you will have to click through to discover the topic for each... [Resources]

May 20, 1PM

Gareth Lee Cockerill. The Epistle to the Hebrews. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. Pp. xlix + 742. First, I want to thank Gary Cockerill and Eerdmans Publishing Company for a review copy of this commentary.... [book review]

May 17, 9PM

Yongbom Lee reviews for RBL Steve Moyise, Later New Testament Writers and Scripture: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation. [book review]

May 14, 5PM

Kevin McCruden's book is about to come off the press:Kevin. B. McCruden. A Body You Have Prepared For Me: The Spirituality of the Letter to the Hebrews. Liturgical Press.The synopsis from the Liturgical Press website:"While all of the New Testament writin... [New Books]

April 30, 9PM

James McGrath wonders about a "Two Powers" reading in Hebrews 2.Dave Black and Henry Neufeld critique An Exegetical Outline of Hebrews. Henry Neufeld then adds Another Note on Hebrews Outlines. [Hebrews 2] [blogs]

April 29, 9PM

Rich Shields has a brief review of Herbert Bateman's, Charts on the Book of Hebrews.Update: Charles Savelle also has a brief review at Bible X. [book review]

April 26, 2PM

The New Beacon Bible Commentary on Hebrews came out at the beginning of this month:Kevin L. Anderson. Hebrews: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition. [New Books]
The newest offering from Pickwick Publications:R. J. McKelvey. Pioneer and Priest: Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews.The blurb from the website:"The interest that Hebrews holds today is testimony to its enduring message. Central to its message i... [New Books]

12 PM

Here is the newest book on my radar screen.  The book is based on Amy's 2011 dissertation with Princeton Theological Seminary:Amy L. B. Peeler. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Bloomsbury T & T Clark. Due date: Nov... [New Books]

April 20, 6PM

Nathan E. Brown has recently completed An Exegetical Outline of Hebrews: "The Superiority of Christ and His Covenant". You may find his outlines useful, particularly for the background material that he provides.  I will be including a link to this re... [Resources]


The international meeting of the SBL this year is at St. Andrews from July 7 to July 11.  It looks like a nice slate of papers on Hebrews this year:Biblical Characters in the Three Traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)7/09/20139:00 AM to 12:00 PM... [Announcements]

April 15, 3PM

I have added a new article to the Electronic Articles page:Bruce, F. F. “Recent Literature on the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Themelios 3.3 (1966): 31–36.I have added the article to the History of Research page as well.  The article gives a brief ... [History of Research] [Updates]

April 10, 3PM

Mike Kibbe reviews: Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the History of Interpretation. Edited by Jon C. Laansma and Daniel J. Treier. [book review]
I have added new links to three Bible Translator articles:Hollander, Harm W. "Hebrews 7.11 and 8.6: A Suggestion for the Translation of nenomothetetai epi." Bible Translator 30.2 (1979): 244–47.Koops, Robert. "Chains of Contrasts in Hebrews 1." Bible Tr... [Resources] [Updates]

April 9, 5AM

Here is a new article on Hebrews:Richard Ounsworth. "Faith in the Epistle to the Hebrews." Scripture Bulletin 43.1 (2013): 22–32.Here is his own synopsis:"In this essay I explore the notion of faith that emerges from the Epistle to the Hebrews. I begin... [New Articles]

April 6, 8AM

I have added 23 new links to the Electronic Books (Partial) page.  I also recently updated the Electronic Articles page, removing broken links and updating others. [Updates]

April 1, 5PM

Phillip Long reviews Herbert W. Bateman IV, Charts on the Book of Hebrews, published by Kregel.James Gray also has a brief review of the same book. [book review]

March 31, 9PM

Only one blog post worthy of notice for March: Henry Neufeld comments on Hebrews 2:6 and Inspiration. [Hebrews 2] [blogs]

March 20, 2PM

I recently became aware of this upcoming publication:Calaway, Jared. The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Access to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Priestly Context. Mohr Siebeck, May 2013.Here is the synopsis from the Mohr Siebeck website:"Who can ent... [New Books]

March 18, 1PM

I learned from Stephen Cook about a new commentary series, Illuminations, which will be published by Eerdmans.  A description of the new series can be found here.  Naturally, I was interested in who would do the Hebrews volume: Ellen Aitken of M... [Announcements]

March 13, 10PM

Steve Moyise. The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles and Revelation. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012. x + 182 pages.First, I want to thank Trinity Graeser and Baker Academic for a revie... [book review]

March 12, 7PM

I have added a couple new links to theses:Allison, Dawn Elizabeth. "A Study of the Priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews." M.A. thesis, Durham University, 1991. Barbee, Dawn. "The Concept of Faith in Hebrews 10:32–12:3." M.A. thesis, Regent... [Resources] [Updates]

February 28, 10PM

There has been very little activity on the blogs about the book of Hebrews in the past couple of months.  Here are few posts that may be of interest: Fred Sanders provides Three Vintage Posts on Hebrews. Rich Shields reflects on Hebrews 4:15 and the ... [blogs] [Hebrews 4]


James Swetnam has published a new article on Hebrews:"The Meaning of toi/j a)kou/sasin at Hebrews 4,2." Biblica 93 (2012): 601-608.Here is the abstract of the article:"The words toi/j a)kou/sasin in Heb 4,2 are frequently taken as referring either to the... [New Articles]
Amy Peeler reviews Steve Moyise, The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation in RBL.I have a review in the works on the same book, but I have been buried in work the past s... [book review]

December 31 2012, 10PM

William Burch explains what "holiness" means in Hebrews 12:14.Michael Barber reports that John Paul the Great Catholic University is hosting James Swetnam, a leading Catholic interpreter of Hebrews, as Distinguished Visiting Faculty.  He is lecturing... [Hebrews 10] [blogs] [Hebrews 12]

December 24, 3PM

Apparently, French dissertations are starting to come online at  A quick search discovered one dissertation that was completed last year:Judith Massengo. "Soteriologie de l'epitre aux hebreux." Ph.D. diss., University of Strasbourg, 2011.T... [Dissertations]

December 15, 9PM

Clifford Kvidahl has a review of Herbert Bateman's Charts on the Book of Hebrews, recently put out by Kregel Academic Press. [book review]