Tom Wright’s own translation of the Letter to the Hebrews is combined, section by section with a highly readable discussion, with background information, useful explanation and interpretation, and thoughts as to how it can be relevant to our lives to… day.
- Want a Bible study that is immediately understandable?
- Tom Wright’s ‘For Everyone’ series mixes deep Bible study with an open, accessible language
- You’ll discover new depths of understanding in the timelessly challenging book of Hebrews
For many Jewish Christians of the first century, living in the light of the gospel was challenging. On accepting Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah, they were regarded by still-sceptical family, friends and neighbours as dangerous, misguided and even disloyal to Jewish culture and all that God had said before.
The letter to the Hebrews was written to show that believers shouldn’t look back when God is pointing them forwards. The early Church was encouraged to press on eagerly in faith, trusting and hoping unflaggingly for the fulfilment of God’s promises.
A former teacher of NT studies at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and McGill, Tom Wright is among the most interesting and respected NT scholars currently at work. He is the author of many books, including The Challenge o… f Jesus, Twelve Months of Sundays: Reflections on Bible readings and, the first volumes in this series, Mark for Everyone and Luke for Everyone. Formerly Dean of Lichfield, he is currently Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey and SPCK Research Fellow