Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. The New Testament Poetical Books Ultimately, of course, the author was the Holy Spirit (2 Pet. ... Hebrews: New Testament Commentary (MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series) John F MacArthur. First, many biblical texts teach that true believers cannot be lost (John 6:39-40; 10:27-30; Rom. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! General Epistles Major Prophets The letter was written to give them encouragement and confidence in Christ, their Messiah and High-Priest. Historical Books Buy Hebrews (MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series) by John F. MacArthur (ISBN: 9780802407535) from Amazon's Book Store. Published by Moody Publishers, 1983. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. This epistle is more than a doctrinal treatise, however. During that time, he has preached verse-by-verse through the entire New Testament. The Old Testament General Epistles Cookie Notice: of Scripture. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. General Epistles Commentaries for the book of Hebrews. -------------------- Historical Books John MacArthur (b. Luke-Acts Moody Press) William MacDonald - We should not conclude that Melchizedek had no parents, that he was never born, and that he never died. Hebrews: A Call to Commitment, by the late William L. Lane was recommended to me by Pastors Gary and Jeremy and has been an invaluable resource for the preparation of this class. The writer of this epistle emphasized the superiority of Christianity over Judaism and the superiority of Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice over the repeated and imperfect Levitical sacrifices observed in the temple. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. He celebrated the character of faith in chapter11and then summoned the readers to endurance in Hebrews 12:1-13. This work on Hebrews has proven to be his best in the series. Therefore, it seems best to accept the epistle’s anonymity. Those who belong to the New Covenant dwell in a completely new and heavenly atmosphere, they worship a heavenly Savior, have a heavenly calling, receive a heavenly gift, are citizens of a heavenly country, look forward to a heavenly Jerusalem, and have their very names written in heaven. Amazon has encountered an error. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Watch our overview video on the book of Hebrews, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. AbeBooks, an Amazon company, offers millions of new, used, and out-of-print books. In addition, it may be noted that Timothy had just been released from prison (13:23) and that persecution was becoming severe (10:32–39; 12:4; 13:3). Everyday low prices and free delivery on … The primary group addressed were Hebrew Christians who suffered rejection and persecution by fellow Jews (10:32–34), although none as yet had been martyred (12:4). Hebrews must be read in light of the law. The New Testament Emphases on the Levitical priesthood and on sacrifices, as well as the absence of any reference to the Gentiles, support the conclusion that a community of Hebrews was the recipient of the epistle. Luke-Acts The Whole Bible This epistle’s title bears the traditional Greek title, “To the Hebrews,” which was attested by at least the second century A.D. One’s hope is in the very presence of God, into which he follows the Savior (6:19, 20; 10:19, 20). It looks like WhatsApp is not installed on your phone. John MacArthur's commentaries on the New Testament (and how I long for him to do the same with the Old) are one of my favorite sets. His absolute supremacy overshadows all else and demands the worship and allegiance of every individual. These kinds of doctrinal aberrations could explain the emphasis in Hebrews chapter one on the superiority of Christ over the angels. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. Cf. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series continues to be one of today's top-selling commentary series. 13). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible ... Scripture: Hebrews 2:1, Mark 9:7, Colossians 3:1–3, Proverbs 27:20. Since the temple was destroyed by General (later Emperor) Titus Vespasian in A.D. 70, the epistle must have been written prior to that date. Major Prophets Apparently, they had been evangelized by “those who heard” Christ and whose ministries had been authenticated “with signs and wonders, with various miracles” (2:3, 4). MacArthur is thorough, and he writes with the layperson in mind. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point However, the need for sacrifices never ended because the people and priests continued to sin. Poetical Books That is not the point. A list of the best commentaries on Hebrews ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Copyright 2007, Grace to You. Title When the various NT books were formally brought together into one collection shortly after A.D. 100, the titles were added for convenience. “Those from Italy” (13:24) is an ambiguous reference since it could mean either those who had left Italy and were living elsewhere, or those who were still in Italy and being singled out as native residents of that country. Used by permission. Minor Prophets Historical Books Luke-Acts That would seem to rule out someone like Paul who claimed that he had received such confirmation directly from God and not from men (Gal. The book of Hebrews may briefly be summarized in this way: Believers in Jesus Christ, as God’s perfect sacrifice for sin, have the perfect High-Priest through whose ministry everything is new and better than under the covenant of law. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day. The Old Testament Within the epistle itself, however, there is no identification of the recipients as either Hebrews (Jews) or Gentiles. Since the epistle is filled with references to Hebrew history and religion and does not address any particular Gentile or pagan practic… His commentary is readable and accessible. But they have two big problems. Commentaries on Hebrews. When the various NT books were formally brought together into one collection shortly after A.D. 100, the titles were added for convenience. In 1969, after graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, John came to Grace Community Church. Israel’s sin had continually interrupted God’s fellowship with His chosen and covenant people, Israel. Historical Books The congregation was not new or untaught (“by this time you ought to be teachers”) yet some of them still needed “milk and not solid food” (5:12). The phrase “once enlightened” is often taken to refer to Christians, and the accompanying warning taken to indicate the danger of losing their salvation if “they fall away” and “crucify again for themselves the Son of God.” But there is no mention of their being saved and they are not described with any terms that apply only to believers (such as holy, born again, righteous, or saints). -------------------- Since the epistle is filled with references to Hebrew history and religion and does not address any particular Gentile or pagan practice, the traditional title has been maintained. It is significant that the writer includes himself among those people who had received confirmation of Christ’s message from others (2:3). Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Possible locations for the recipients of the epistle include Palestine, Egypt, Italy, Asia Minor, and Greece. Pentateuch 160 ratings by Goodreads. Humble, cautious fear is urged, lest any should come short of the promised rest, through unbelief. Hebrews 2. The Old Testament They may have considered demoting Christ from God’s Son to a mere angel. Luke-Acts It was just a year ago (August 1, 2007) that the bridge which spanned the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, resulting in the death of 13 and injuring 145. (MacArthur, John: Hebrews. Those exhortations are given in the form of 6 warnings: Another significant aspect of this epistle is its clear exposition of selected OT passages. Please use a different way to share. Sad to say, it can also happen to Christians. Exhortations designed to stir the readers into action are found throughout the text. Failure to acknowledge these groups leads to interpretations inconsistent with the rest of Scripture. -------------------- GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Hebrews 10:26 says that a person who sins willfully cannot be brought back to salvation. -------------------- -------------------- John MacArthur (Devotional) I pull out John MacArthur’s 1983 commentary whenever I have a quick question on Hebrews. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. 11, 14, 15, 27, 28). 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GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point One of the key theological themes in Hebrews is that all believers now have direct access to God under the New Covenant and, therefore, may approach the throne of God boldly (4:16; 10:22). Such a precedent had already been set in the Qumran community of messianic Jews living near the Dead Sea. Join John MacArthur in Hebrews as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical.The theme of Hebrews is simple: Jesus Christ is superior to and preeminent over everyone and everything. -------------------- Coming tonight to our first in the series of the book of Hebrews, I have titled the book the Superiority or the Preeminence of Jesus Christ. As they confronted this possibility, the Hebrews were tempted to cast aside any identification with Christ. Pentateuch The Qumran community had even gone so far as to claim that the angel Michael was higher in status than the coming Messiah. 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