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.
Grant Osborne -- Trinity Evangelical Divinity School"We are living in an age of incredibly good evangelical commentaries. Gary Cockerill's Hebrews is among the best, a first-rate work that is both readable and very deep. The centrality of rhetorical analysis and structural concerns adds a lot to the value of this work, and his insights about the use of the Old Testament in understanding the book's message are extremely helpful. . . . Readers will gain a fine understanding of this incredibly important epistle and its place in the life of the church." I. Howard Marshall -- University of Aberdeen"It is no easy task to write a replacement for the work of such a scholar as F. F. Bruce on so demanding a book as Hebrews, but Cockerill amply justifies the trust placed in him by the editor of this series. In particular the attention that Cockerill pays to the author's use of the Old Testament and to the book's structure takes readers beyond Bruce's work. The exposition of the letter is profound and practical and yet so clearly presented that preachers will be particularly grateful for this volume." David A. deSilva -- Ashland Theological Seminary"As in the best commentaries, this volume is more than a rehashing of scholarship; it is also a contribution to the same. Cockerill advances new proposals regarding the structure of the sermon and its author's hermeneutics of the Jewish Scriptures. Cockerill's Hebrews will proudly take its place alongside Attridge's, Lane's, and Koester's commentaries as an essential resource." George H. Guthrie -- Union University"Gary Cockerill successfully integrates a thorough immersion in contemporary research on Hebrews with exegetical insight and pastoral sensitivity. This masterfully organized, crisply written commentary pulls together Cockerill's untiring work over the past three and a half decades. I highly recommend it."