A friend asked me today via txt message:

…what’s a good commentary on the Book of Hebrews?

Since I am not all that fond of sending long text messages I told him I would e-mail him a few options as well as place some more on this blog. I will first premise that I have read the Book of Hebrews several times, but until this forthcoming semester at Western Seminary, I will never have delved very deep into this homily/epistle. Therefore, I also recommend visiting Polumeros kai Polutropos for further questions on the Book of Hebrews, since the author of this blog is doing his doctoral research on the epistle.

Bruce, F.F. The Epistle to the Hebrews. NICNT. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1990.

Ellingworth, Paul. The Epistle to the Hebrews. NICNT. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1993.

Koester, Craig R. Hebrews: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible, 2001.

Lane, William. Word Biblical Commentary, V. 47a: Hebrews 1-8. Thomas Nelson, 1991.

Lane, William. Word Biblical Commentary, V. 47b: Hebrews 9-13. Thomas Nelson, 1991.

Witherington, Ben. Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James, and Jude. IVP Academic, 2007.

If anyone else out there has a commentary that you believe to be a must-have resource for the Epistle to the Hebrews, please leave a comment.