Item description for The Epistle to the Hebrews (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Frederick Fyvie Bruce...
Overview The original NICNT volume on Hebrews was first published in 1964---so it's time for a revision! Bruce's understanding of the epistle hasn't changed radically, but twenty-five years of further study allow him to fully consider the book in light of many other works. Replacing the original ASV text with his own ad hoc translation permits Bruce to render his comments on the Greek text as clearly, thoroughly, and carefully as possible. The discussions are focused, pointed, and scholarly, the same qualities that originally earned it such high commendations from critics.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.58" Width: 6.56" Height: 1.15" Weight: 1.76 lbs.
Release Date Jun 23, 1997
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Series New International Commentary On
ISBN 0802825141 ISBN13 9780802825148
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More About Frederick Fyvie Bruce
Frederick Fyvie Bruce (F.F. Bruce) (12 October 1910 – 11 September 1990) was a Biblical scholar and one of the founders of the modern evangelical understanding of the Bible. His first book, New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (1943), was voted by the American evangelical periodical Christianity Today in 2006 as one of the top 50 books "which had shaped evangelicals".
Bruce was born in Elgin, Moray, in Scotland and educated at the University of Aberdeen, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the University of Vienna. After teaching Greek for several years, first at the University of Edinburgh and then at the University of Leeds, he became head of the Department of Biblical History and Literature at the University of Sheffield in 1947. Aberdeen University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him in 1957. In 1959 he moved to the University of Manchester where he became Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis. In his career he wrote over 40 books and served as editor of The Evangelical Quarterly and the Palestine Exploration Quarterly. He retired from teaching in 1978.
Bruce was a distinguished scholar on the life and ministry of Paul the Apostle and wrote several studies, the best known of which is Paul: Apostle of the Free Spirit (published in the United States as Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free). He also wrote commentaries on several biblical books including Romans, Acts of the Apostles, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, the Gospel and Epistles of John, and the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Bruce was in Christian fellowship at various places during his life, though his primary commitment was to the Open Brethren among whom he grew up. He enjoyed the fellowship and acceptance of this group, though he was very much a maverick in relation to his own personal beliefs. He never accepted the dispensationalism and pretribulationism usually associated with the Brethren, and he was also an advocate of the public ministry of women – something that Plymouth Brethren would still disapprove of today.
Most of Bruce's works were scholarly, but he also wrote several popular works on the Bible. He viewed the New Testament writings as historically reliable and the truth claims of Christianity as hinging on their being so. To Bruce this did not mean that the Bible was always precise, or that this lack of precision could not lead to considerable confusion. He believed, however, that the passages that were still open to debate were ones that had no substantial bearing on Christian theology and thinking.
Bruce was honored with two scholarly works by his colleagues and former students, one to mark his sixtieth and the other to mark his seventieth birthday. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, and served as President of the Society for Old Testament Study, and also as President of the Society for New Testament Study. He is one of a handful of scholars thus recognized by his peers in both fields.
Frederick Fyvie Bruce was born in 1910 and died in 1990.
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Bible Guide Aug 22, 2005
Scholarly exegetical look at the Epistle to the Hebrews. Provides information regarding author's as well as other scholars' thoughts and insights. Informative. At times, wording is on a high level. Not a good Bible guide for beginners.
Could there be any better? Apr 9, 2003
This is an informative commentary, done by one of the foremost evangelical scholars. Good for academic and non-academic use. However, the exegetical conclusions of work Bruce's work is hardly impressive. There are quite a few misinterpretations of some key passages passages of Hebrews, though many will not probably see it because of the veil that has been created in many evangelical circles. A more critical commentary is needed, but you probably will not find any. So, could there be any better?
For the serious(but not necessarily scholarly) Bible student Apr 25, 2000
Bruce has carefully and thoroughly digested the scholarship of the Book to the Hebrews. The novice might find some portions difficult or even beyond them but any Bible College student will benefit from the text and footnotes. I am using this book as the textbook for a course I am teaching in Hebrews.