Hebrews

Volume 2: The Sacerdotal Office of Christ. A Day of Sacred Rest. Summary of Observations on Hebrews.

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1674

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Mar 30, 1992

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546

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‘…a work of gigantic strength as well as gigantic size; and he who hath mastered it is very little short, both in respect to the doctrinal and practical of Christianity, of being an erudite and accomplished theologian.’ — THOMAS CHALMERS

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John Owen here analyses the text of Hebrews with care and provides a judicious interpretation which shows an impressive familiarity with a wide range of biblical scholarship. He also provides rich practical applications.

John Owen (1616-1683) was probably the greatest systematic theologian of the British Puritans, yet such was his depth of Christian wisdom and discernment that he also excelled in pastoral and spiritual theology.  Common to his stature in both of these areas was his understanding of Scripture. While this is evident throughout his writings, it is in his massive exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews that the range of his knowledge and the depth of his exegetical powers are most evident. Here he analyses the text with care and provides a judicious interpretation which shows an impressive familiarity with a wide range of biblical scholarship.  In addition, following the classical Puritan method of commentary with its constant concern for Christian living, he provides rich practical applications.  Thus in a balanced way, he addresses both mind and heart.  Written with the reverent spirit of a scholar-pastor whose stated aim in his ministry was ‘to promote holiness’, Owen’s study of Hebrews is one of the great classical commentaries of the Christian Church.

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VOLUME 2
Exercitations on the Epistle to the Hebrews
Part IV: Concerning the Sacerdotal Office of Christ
XXV The office of priesthood 3
XXVI Of the origin of the priesthood of Christ 14
XXVII The original of the priesthood of Christ in the counsel of God 42
XXVIII Federal transactions between the Father and the Son 77
XXIX The necessity of the priesthood of Christ on the supposition of sin and grace 97
XXX The necessity of the priesthood of Christ on the supposition of sin and grace 132
XXXI The nature of the priesthood of Christ 139
XXXII The nature of the priesthood of Christ 167
XXXIII Of the acts of the priesthood of Christ, their object, with the time and place of its exercise 194
XXXIV Prefigurations of the priesthood and sacrifice of Christ, An advertisement to the reader 259
Part V: Concerning a Day of Sacred Rest
To the Reader 263
I Differences concerning of a day of sacred rest—Principles directing to the observance of it—The name of the day considered 265
II Of the original of the Sabbath 286
III Of the causes of the Sabbath 326
IV Of the Judicial Sabbath 385
V Of the Lord’s Day 403
VI The practical observance of the Lord’s Day 437
Summary of Observations, Drawn from the Exposition of the Epistle
Chapters I., II. Pre-eminent dignity of Christ, both absolutely and comparatively—His superiority to angels 461
Chapters IIII., IV. 1–13. Christ’s superiority to Moses, the agent in founding the old dispensation 467
Chapters IV. 14–16, V.-VIII. Superiority of Christ as priest to the Levitical priesthood, from the analogy of his office with that of Melchisedec, and other considerations 476
Chapters IX., X. 1–18. Superiority of Christ’s priesthood from the superior value of his sacrifice 498
Chapters X. 19–39, XI. The obligation, advantage, and necessity of steadfast adherence to the gospel inferred and urged from the preceding doctrines, and from the triumphs of faith as exemplified by the saints 509
Chapters XII., XIII. Exhortations to perseverance in all Christian duty 529

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