Richard Brooks brings a pastor’s heart to this commentary, combined with the ability to make the Word of God accessible to the ordinary reader.
Hebrews is chiefly, pre-eminently, gloriously about the Lord Jesus Christ…his, and his alone, is the name high over all. The entire book (as is the case for the entire Bible) is concerned to set forth the Second Person of the Godhead, in the fullness of his glory and majesty, his grace and his tenderness…there is a clear focus upon both Jesus’ deity and his humanity, the great mystery of his two complete, perfect and distinct natures in his one person. Here awaiting us in Hebrews are ‘the unsearchable riches of Christ’ (Ephesians 3:8). Here set before us in richness and fullness is God’s ‘inexpressible gift’ (2 Corinthians 9:15). Here to our delight is the one who ‘is altogether desirable’ (Song of Songs 5:16).
This commentary is based on the ESV text.
Richard Brooks studied theology at Cambridge and trained for the Christian ministry at Bristol. His pastorates included York Evangelical Church and The Dales Evangelical Church, Matlock.