The Teaching of The Epistle to The Hebrews

Geerhardus Vos


The Teaching of The Epistle to The Hebrews

The Teaching of The Epistle to The Hebrews

  • Title: The Teaching of The Epistle to The Hebrews
  • Author: Geerhardus Vos
  • ISBN: 9781579101688
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback



In this book, Dr Vos reflects on the Epistle to the Hebrews and its theological themes In chapter 1, Vos explains why the outstanding feature of the Epistle is its connection with the Old Testament and why the Old Testament is prominent in it In Chapter 2, Vos discusses the Epistle s conception of the Diatheke the new covenant, new testament, new organization of relIn this book, Dr Vos reflects on the Epistle to the Hebrews and its theological themes In chapter 1, Vos explains why the outstanding feature of the Epistle is its connection with the Old Testament and why the Old Testament is prominent in it In Chapter 2, Vos discusses the Epistle s conception of the Diatheke the new covenant, new testament, new organization of relationship between God and humanity and shows how the Epistle s conception affects the whole of Christianity In chapter 3, Vos points out that the Epistle presents its own philosophy of redemption and revelation and that it presents a significant, and corrective teaching on the subject of Christian eschatology In the remaining portion of this chapter the author analyzes the Typology of the Epistle, the Problem of the Inferiority of the Old Testament from the religious point of view, and teh Epistle s doctrine of revelation In chapter 4, Vos lays out the Epistle s teaching of the Priesthood of Christ and in Chapter 5 he concludes with a discussion of the better sacrifice the sacrifice of the new covenant This last chapter also contains helpful notes on the rigual terminology employed by the writer of the epistle Editor James T Dennison Jr M.Div Th.M Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is academic dean and professor of church history and biblical theology at Northwest Theological Seminary, Lynnwood, Washington he is the editor of the English translation of Turretin s three volume Institutes and author of The Market Day of the Soul The Puritan Doctrine of the Sabbath in England, 1532 1700, as well as numerous scholarly articles.


Recent Comments "The Teaching of The Epistle to The Hebrews"

I find Vos' writing to be tedious at best, though his insights are certainly orthodox and occasionally profound. But it's a lot of work to find them…

This is a short but rich book on the theology of Hebrews which covers how Hebrews is distinct in the canon, how the author approaches the concept of covenant/testament, revelation, priesthood, and sacrifice. This is a great introduction to the typology and shadow-fulfillment aspects of Hebrews. It is written at a fairly high level theologically with some exegetical aspects to it, but Vos generally makes his points very plainly. Overall this is a very insightful book and at 124 pages is a great i [...]

Tough to evaluate. There is really important Vosian content here that helps unlock the riches of Hebrews and the rest of Scripture. But as seminary lecture notes turned into book chapters, it's not the smoothest or most pleasant reading experience.Probably too difficult a read for laity, and slow-going even for pastors, too.

I love Vos’s thought and doctrine, not always his delivery. I get the sense he would be the brightest professor but not the most captivating teacher. I especially loved his emphasis on the earthly models being copies of the heavenly in Hebrews.

For a relatively small book, this book packs enormous punch! Page-for-page, I think this might be the best book you could read on the Book of Hebrews.

Good.

Good, brief work on the major themes and content of the Book of Hebrews.

Excellent.

For such a short commentary, this is rich. Revisiting after failing on the first attempt due to the heavy dose of Greek.


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