The authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews has been debated since the early centuries of church history. Although the traditional view fell to the Apostle Paul as the author, the majority of modern scholarship has rejected this view. Many would consider a definitive answer to this question impossible to answer, but that hasn’t stopped scholarly investigation into the subject.
When David L. Allen wrote the Hebrews volume in the New American Commentary series, he paid more attention to the issues surrounding authorship than many modern commentators. Looking at the evidence, Allen leaned toward Luke as the probable writer of Hebrews. Further, Allen suggested that “New Testament scholars [should take] a closer look at Luke as the author of Hebrews.” In answer to his own challenge, Allen wrote Lukan Authorship of Hebrews, one of 11 volumes in the NAC Studies in Bible and Theology (NACSBT), released today for the Accordance Bible Software Library.
The NACSBT is a corollary series to the New American Commentary. It is designed to allow commentators to go further in depth on difficult biblical issues or topics that simply demand more space than traditional commentaries allow. Some volumes, such as Quarles’ Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church focus on a particular passage. In this case, Quarles explores the ramifications of living the ethic of the Sermon on the Mount, something beyond what is generally covered in a commentary on Matthew. Other volumes focus on particular subjects such as the role of Moses’ Law in Pauline Theology or modern application of the 10 Commandments. These volumes present a modern and accessible biblical theology of crucial issues that can’t always be covered in the confines of a biblical commentary.
A wide variety of topics by many well-known scholars are included in the NACSBT:
- David L. Allen, Lukan Authorship of Hebrews
- Christopher D. Bass, That You May Know: Assurance in 1 John
- James M. Hamilton Jr., God’s Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old & New Testaments
- Barry E. Horner, Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged
- Jason C. Meyer, The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology
- Timothy M. Pierce, Enthroned on Our Praise: An Old Testament Theology of Worship
- Charles Quarles, Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church
- Mark F. Rooker, The Ten Commandments: Ethics for the Twenty-First Century
- Michael Rydelnik, The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?
- Thomas R. Schreiner & Matthew R. Crawford, The Lord’s Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes
- Thomas R. Schreiner & Shawn D. Wright, Believer’s Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ
The above volumes are available individually or in an 11-volume bundle.
NAC Studies in Bible & Theology (11 Volumes)
List Price $253.90