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Charts on the Book of Hebrews by Herbert W. Bateman IV


 

Description:

The book of Hebrews presents interpretive challenges and theological comparisons unrivaled in the New Testament. Charts on the Book of Hebrews puts this demanding yet rewarding information in an accessible and useful format. The charts fall into four categories:

  1. Introductory matters (e.g., authorship of Hebrews)

  2. Influences in Hebrews (e.g. Second Temple messianic figures)

  3. Theological issues (e.g. words of exhortation)

  4. Exegetical concerns (e.g. figures of speech)

Students will find this an invaluable companion to classes on Hebrews. Pastors and teachers will benefit from these insightful charts to quickly clarify difficult concepts while teaching. And all visual learners will find that these charts make Hebrews more comprehensible.

(From the Publisher’s Website)

 

 

Excerpt:

 

Charts on the Book of Hebrews provides information about Hebrews succinctly in visual format for today’s student and congregant. It is very user-friendly so that the charts may be used as both a foundational tool for study as well as a visual pedagogical and preaching tool. Ultimately it will benefit pastors, teachers, students and anyone wanting to study as well as teach the Book of Hebrews. Naturally, I am greatly thankful for the “great cloud of scholars,” who went before me and presented most of this charted material in commentary format. People like David Allen, Harold W. Attridge, F. F. Bruce, Gareth L. Cockerill, Paul Ellingworth, George H. Guthrie, Donald A. Hagner, Luke Timothy Johnson, Simon K. Kistemaker, Craig R. Koester, William L. Lane, Peter T. O’Brien, and many others who published the books from which this set of charts has emerged. In essence, this work is built upon their faithful study of and publications on the book of Hebrews.

 

 

Review:

I love charts. They help organize thoughts and show us things we should pay attention to. I also love the book of Hebrews. It is so rich in Christology and foundational to our understanding of the new covenant. That is why I was glad to see Kregel publish Charts on the Book of Hebrews by Herbert Bateman.

This was my second exposure to Herbert Bateman’s work and I have to say that I am becoming of fan of his scholarship. In this book, he has organized material from many popular commentaries on the book of Hebrews. This is truly a one-stop destination for understanding ancient and modern thought on this extraordinary book in scripture.

I enjoyed Dr. Bateman’s presentation of possible authorship. Immediately I came to appreciate the structure that such an approach brings to studying this book. Perhaps one of the best sections is the section on textual variants. I also enjoyed the section on Greek words that are unique to Hebrews. In this section we are presented with the Greek word and it’s translation in various English versions.

I can safely say that anytime I study the book of Hebrews in the future, Charts on the Book of Hebrews will be on my desk for reference. If you are a pastor, preacher, teacher or student of the Bible, go out and buy this book right now. Or better yet, click on one of the links below. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Kregel and Dr. Bateman for this book. May God use it to further His kingdom.

 

 

Book Details:

  • Author: Herbert W. Bateman IV

  • Publisher: Kregel

  • Format: Paperback

  • Page Count: 272

  • ISBN#:  9780825424663

  • List Price: $26.99

 

About the Author:

Herbert W. Bateman IV has taught beginning and intermediate Greek for more than twenty years. He is the editor of Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews, Three Central Issues in Contemporary Dispensationalism, and Authentic Worship.

 

 

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Disclaimer: I received this book from Kregel in exchange for an unbiased review.

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