Hebrews – F.F. Bruce – New International Commentary on the New Testament

New International Commentary HebrewsF.F. Bruce is the author of the Hebrews volume in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series.

For many readers the Epistle to the Hebrews is among the most difficult books of the New Testament.

Understanding this rich, complex letter calls for a deep knowledge of its Old Testament underpinnings and of first-century biblical exegesis.

This volume on Hebrews—originally part of the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT) series—demon­strates F. F. Bruce’s mastery of both subjects.

First published in 1964 to instant critical acclaim, Bruce’s commentary has since become a classic work of evangelical biblical scholarship.

Just before his death Bruce completed a full revision of the text, incorporating twenty-five years of further study.

Every reader of Hebrews—whether student or scholar, minister or layperson—will benefit from the careful exegesis and pastoral wisdom distilled in this volume. [1]

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Volume Reviews

“Every preacher and New Testament scholar should have a commentary by F. F. Bruce on Hebrews in his or her library.” — Calvin Theological Journal

“The original edition was still arguably the best English commentary on Hebrews for general use. . . .The update of this standard commentary is unreservedly welcomed.” — The Bible Translator

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Commentary Series

“Faithful criticism” characterizes volumes in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT). Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has been widely recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike for its attention to the text of Scripture, its currency with contemporary scholarship, and its service to the global church.

The interpretive work reflected in these commentaries is based on careful study of the Greek text, but commentary readers need not be practiced in the biblical languages in order to benefit from them.

In the same way, NICNT volumes reflect serious work in technical areas — such as linguistics, textual criticism, and historical concerns — but the commentary itself focuses on understanding the text rather than navigating scholarly debates.

Readers can turn to the footnotes and excursuses for more specialized interaction with the Greek text and engagement with critical issues and literature.

Under the editorship of outstanding New Testament scholars — first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England) and Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Canada), and now Joel B. Green (Fuller Theological Seminary) — the NICNT series has flourished.

In order to keep the commentary fresh and contemporary, NICNT volumes are revised and replaced as needed.

Newer volumes in the NICNT account for emergent emphases in biblical studies.

These include heightened attention to rhetorical features of New Testament texts, the cultural settings within which they were written, and their theological significance for God’s people.

In this way, the NICNT series endures as an accessible, authoritative guide to the biblical text.

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