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The Epistle to the Hebrews
Cockerill, Gareth Lee

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012 pp. l + 742. $60.00

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New International Commentary on the New Testament


Description: This commentary by Gareth Lee Cockerill offers fresh insight into the Epistle to the Hebrews, a well-constructed sermon that encourages its hearers to persevere despite persecution and hardships in light of Christ's unique sufficiency as Savior. Cockerill analyzes the book's rhetorical, chiastic shape and interprets each passage in light of this overarching structure. He also offers a new analysis of the epistle's use of the Old Testament -- continuity and fulfillment rather than continuity and discontinuity -- and shows how this consistent usage is relevant for contemporary biblical interpretation. Written in a clear, engaging, and accessible style, this commentary will benefit pastors, laypeople, students, and scholars alike.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, Literature

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Review by Gabriella Gelardini
Published 8/23/2014
Citation: Gabriella Gelardini, review of Gareth Lee Cockerill, The Epistle to the Hebrews, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


Review by Kevin B. McCruden
Published 8/23/2014
Citation: Kevin B. McCruden, review of Gareth Lee Cockerill, The Epistle to the Hebrews, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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