The epistle to the Hebrews begins by unveiling the glory of Christ — the eternal Son of God who shares the everlasting throne of ‘the Majesty on high’. It shows in entrancing detail how he descended from that throne to become a man, that he might rescue his people from death, judgement and the power of sin. A combination of careful scholarship and readability, along with apt illustrations.
How does Christ rescue his people? By inaugurating a new covenant — ‘the new covenant in my blood’ — replete with better promises, a better priesthood, a better sacrifice and a better hope than had hitherto prevailed under the law of Moses. By one offering for sin for ever, Christ our great High Priest has perfected for ever those he has set apart for his glory and who come to God through him. He is their advocate, their rest, their righteousness, their example, and their ‘exceeding great reward’.
Dr John Blanchard writes, Professor Andrews has tackled the task of unravelling the twists and turns of Hebrews with obvious enthusiasm and equally obvious integrity. None of the “problem passages” is ignored, and none of the text is glossed over, while his careful scholarship is made accessible by the use of apt illustrations. Best of all, every page is full of Christ and “the grace of God that brings salvation”.
Edgar Andrews is Emeritus Professor of Materials in the University of London and co-pastor of the Campus Church, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. He has also written Christ and the cosmos, From nothing to nature, Free in Christ the Welwyn Commentary on Galatians, and The Spirit has come, described by the Evangelical Library bulletin as ‘a scholarly and conclusive work’ on the Holy Spirit.