Encountering the Book of Hebrews is a splendid treatment of one of the most important, Though probably one of the most difficult, New Testament writings. It is not a verse-be-verse commentary but a section-by-section assessment of the argument and
issues of the book. It reflects extensive and detailed investigation and is user-friendly
in style and expression. with helpful sidebars, excursuses, charts, tables, photographs, bibliographies, and study questions. Its intended readership is upper=livel christian college students, and it speaks to them exceedingly well, but this informed and
engaging exposition also deserves careful study by all earnest, inquiring Christians."
Richard N. Longenecker, Bethel Seminary
"This thoughtful, well-documented, and attractively produced study should help
undergraduate level students come to terms with a writing that, as the author admits, most people do not initially regard as user-friendly."
Paul Ellingworth, University of Aberdeen
"I have long admired Don Hagner's ability to reflect clearly and concisely on Hevrews. In this excellent new work, he aplies an obvious breadth of research in a lucid style
that invites while it informs. Commentary, pictures, sidebars, review questions,
beginning bibliographies, and lists of key terms coalesce in a highly accessible tool
for the beginning student. I recommend it enthusiastically."
George H. Guthrie, Union University
"The beginning student of Herbrews could not have wished for a more thorouhg,
balanced, and accessible introduction to the message of this enigmatic text. Hagner
masterfully facilitates the student's engagement with Hebrews itself while remaining
thoroughly comversant with recent scholarship. He distinguishes himself especially in his attention to the context and background of the letter, the interpretation of the Old
Testament in Hebrews, and the letter's distinctive contributions to Christian theology
and life. Both student and teacger will appreciate the attractive layout and the many
learning adks the author has diligently prepared."
David A. deSilva, Ashland theological Seminary
Danald A. Hagner(Ph. D., University of Manchester)is George Eldon Ladd Progessor of New Testament at Fuller Theological seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous works, including a two-volume commentary on Matthew(Word Biblical Commentary).