Scholars

The following are links to web pages featuring prominent scholars on the book of Hebrews. By "prominent" I mean anyone who has published a commentary, monograph, and/or numerous articles on Hebrews.

Living

Allen, David Lewis. Dean of the School of Preaching, Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching, and George W. Truitt Chair of Ministry of the School of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. Author of Lukan Authorship of Hebrews and the Hebrews commentary in the New American Commentary series. Personal web page.

Allen, David Mark. Tutor in New Testament and academic director at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK. Author of Deuteronomy and Exhortation in Hebrews: A Study in Narrative Re-Presentation.

Anderson, Kevin. Professor of Bible and Theology, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the New Beacon Bible Commentary series.

Angers, Dominique. Professor of New Testament and Practical Theology in the Faculty of Evangelical Theology at Montreal (Acadia University). Author of L’ “Aujourd’hui” en Luc-Actes, chez Paul et en Hébreux: Itinéraires et associations d’un motif deutéronomique. Personal webpage.

Asumang, Annang. Professor of biblical studies at South African Theological Seminary and a medical doctor. Author of Unlocking the Book of Hebrews: A Spatial Analysis of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Attridge, Harold W (1946– ). Former Dean (2002–2012) and Sterling Professor of Divinity at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Hermeneia series and numerous articles on Hebrews, many of which appear in Essays on John and Hebrews.

Backhaus, Knut (1960– ). Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Biblical Hermeneutics in the Catholic Theological Faculty of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Author of Der Neue Bund und das Werden der Kirche: Dia Diatheke-Deutung des Hebräerbriefs in Rahmen der frühchristlichen Theologiegeschichte; Der sprechende Gott: Gesammelte Studien zum Hebräerbrief; and the Hebrews commentary in the Regensburger Neues Testament series.

Barnard, Jody. Independent scholar in the field of religious studies. Author of The Mysticism of Hebrews: Exploring the Role of Jewish Apocalyptic Mysticism in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Personal web page.

Bateman, Herbert, IV. Founder and Professor of New Testament Studies, Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies. Author of Early Jewish Hermeneutics and Hebrews 1:5–13: The Impact of Early Jewish Exegesis on the Interpretation of a Significant New Testament Passage; Charts on the Book of Hebrews; and Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook; and editor ofFour Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews.

Bénétreau, Samuel (1926– ). Emeritus Professor of New Testament of the Free Faculty of Evangelical Theology at Vaux-sur-Seine. Author of the two-volume Hebrews commentary in the Commentaire évangélique de la Bible series.

Buchanan, George Wesley (1921– ). Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. Another short bio. Author of The Book of Hebrews: Its Challenge from Zion; and the Hebrews commentary in the Anchor Bible series.

Calaway, Jared. Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL. He taught previously at Illinois Wesleyan University and the University of Mississippi. Author of The Sabbath and the Sanctuary: Access to God in the Letter to the Hebrews and Its Priestly Context.

Casalini, Nello (1943– ). Taught New Testament theology and exegesis of the New Testament at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Jerusalem (1988–1995). Author of Dal simbolo alla realtà: L’espiazione dall’Antica alla Nuova Alleanza second Ebr 9,1–14.

Cervera i Valls, Jordi (1961– ). Capuchin friar and Professor of Bible at la Facultad de Teología de Cataluña. Author of Jesús en la Carta als Hebreus: Una cristologia de matriu jueva.

Church, Philip Arthur Frederick. Senior Research Fellow, Laidlaw College, Auckland, New Zealand. Author of Hebrews and the Temple: Attitudes to the Temple in Second Temple Judaism and in Hebrews.

Cockerill, Gareth Lee. Retired Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Theology, Wesley Biblical Seminary, Jackson, MS. Author of Hebrews. A Bible Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition; the Hebrews commentary in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series; and various articles on Hebrews. Personal blog. 

Compton, Jared. Pastor for Discipleship at Crossway Community Church in Bristol, WI. Author of Psalm 110 and the Logic of Hebrews.

Cosby, Michael R. Professor of New Testament and Greek, Messiah College, Grantham, PA. Author of The Rhetorical Composition and Function of Hebrews 11: In Light of Example Lists in Antiquity. Personal Home Page. 

D'Angelo, Mary Rose. Associate Professor of Theology Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. Author of Moses in the Letter to the Hebrews.

Demarest, Bruce (1935– ). Senior Professor of Christian Theology and Spiritual Formation at Denver Seminary. Author of A History of Interpretation of Hebrews 7,1–10 from the Reformation to the Present.

DeSilva, David A. (1967– ). Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek, Ashland Theological Seminary. Author of Despising Shame: Honor Discourse and Community Maintenance in the Epistle to the Hebrews; Bearing Christ’s Reproach: The Challenge of Hebrews in an Honor Culture; The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective; the Hebrews commentary in the Socio-Rhetorical Commentary series; and numerous articles on Hebrews. Personal Web Page. Another Personal Web Page. Biography and Selected Works.

Docherty, Susan. Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism at Newman University Birmingham. Author of The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews: A Case Study in Early Jewish Bible Interpretation.

Dunnill, John. Formerly Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Chair of Theology at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. Author of Covenant and Sacrifice in the Letter to the Hebrews.

Dyer, Bryan R. Acquisitions Editor at Baker Academic, USA and Adjunct Professor of Religion at Calvin College, USA. Author of Suffering in the Face of Death: The Epistle of the Hebrews in Its Context of Situation.

Easter, Matthew. Assistant Professor of Bible, Missouri Baptist University, Saint, Louis, MO. Author of Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews.

Eisele, Wilfried (1971– ). Professor of Contemporary and Religious History of the New Testament at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Author of Ein unerschütterliches Reich: Die mittelplatonische Umformung des Parusiegedankens im Hebräerbrief.

Eisenbaum, Pamela. Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO. Author of The Jewish Heroes of Christian History: Hebrews 11 in Literary Context.

Ellingworth, Paul (1931– ). Honorary Lecturer of New Testament at the School of Divinity, History & Philosophy of the University of Aberdeen and former translation consultant for the United Bible Societies. Author of A Translator’s Handbook on the Letter to the Hebrews, and the Hebrews commentary in the Epworth Commentaries series, and the New International Greek Testament Commentary series.

Estrada, Carlos Zesati (1932– ). Member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and Professor at the Instituto Superior de Estudios Eclesiásticos. Author of Hebreos 5,7–8: Estudio historic-exegético.

Feld, Helmut (1936– ). Has teaching and research assignments in New Testament and Historical Theology at the Universities of Tübingen, Reutlingen, Würzburg, Saarbrücken, Gießen, and the Institute for European History in Mainz. Author of Der Hebräerbrief in the Erträge der Forschung series, and Martin Luthers und Wendelin Steinbachs Vorlesungen über den Hebräerbrief: Eine Studie zur Geschichte der neutestamentlichen Exegese und Theologie. Personal web page.

Filtvedt, Ole Jakob. Postdoctoral fellow, Norwegian School of Theology, New Testament Department. Author of The Identity of God’s People and the Paradox of Hebrews.

Fuhrmann, Sebastian. Extraordinary Senior Lecturer, School of Biblical Studies and Ancient Languages, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom-Campus and Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Senior Lecturer), Neutestamentliches Seminar, Theologische Fakultät, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. Author of Vergeben und Vergessen: Christologie und Neuer Bund im Hebräerbrief.

Gäbel, Georg. Research associate at the Institute for New Testament Textual Research, which belongs to the Department of Protestant Theology in the University of Münster, Germany. Author of Die Kulttheologie des Hebräerbriefes: Eine exegetisch-religionsgeschichtliche Studie.

Garuti, Paolo (1955– ). Professor of New Testament Exegesis at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas, Rome. Author of Alle origini dell’omiletica Cristiana: La Lettera agli Ebrei: Note di analisi retorica. Personal Home Page. 

Gelardini, Gabriella. Associate professor of New Testament at the Theological Faculty of the University of Basel. Author of“Verhärtet eure Herzen nicht”: Der Hebräer, eine Synagogenhomilie zu Tischa be-Aw and various articles on Hebrews; and editor of Hebrews: Contemporary Methods – New Insights; and Hebrews in Context.

Gench, Frances Taylor. Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA. She is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and was on the faculty of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg from 1986 to 1999. Author of Hebrews and James in the Westminster Bible Companion series.

Gheorghita, Radu. Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Author of The Role of the Septuagint in Hebrews: An Investigation of Its Influence with Special Consideration to the Use of Hab 2:3–4 in Heb 10:37–38. 

Gordon, Robert Patterson (1945– ). Former Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Cambridge, England (1995–2012). Author of the Hebrews volume in the Readings: A New Biblical Commentary series. 

Gräßer, Erich Ludwig Karl (1927– ) was professor for New Testament in Bochum (1965–1979) and at the University of Bonn (1979–1993). Author of Der Glaube im Hebräerbrief; the three-volume commentary in the Evangelisch-Katholischer Kommentar zum Neuen Testament series; and numerous articles on Hebrews which have been collected in Aufbruch und Verheissung: Gesammelte Aufsätze zum Hebräerbrief: Zum 65. Geburtstag mit einer Bibliographie des Verfassers.

Gray, Patrick. Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. Author of Godly Fear: The Epistle to the Hebrews and Greco-Roman Critiques of Superstition.

Guthrie, George H. (1959– ) was Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible, School of Theology and Mission at Union University, Jackson, TN. He is now Professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Author of The Structure of Hebrews: A Text-Linguistic Analysis; and the Hebrews commentary in the NIV Application Commentary Series. Personal Web Site.

Hagner, Donald A. (1936– ) George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Senior Professor of New Testament School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. He formerly taught at Wheaton College. Author of Hebrews commentaries in the New International Biblical Commentary series and the Encountering Biblical Studies series.

Healy, Mary. Professor of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series.

Hegermann, Harald (1922– ) taught at New Testament at the University of Leipzig (1963–1969) and in the Protestant Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität-München (1969–?). Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Theologischer Handkommentar zum Neuen Testament series.

Hofius, Otfried (1937– ). Emeritus Professor New Testament at the University of Tübingen (1980–2002). He taught at the University of Paderborn 1972–1980, and was a parish priest in Siegen, Germany, 1965–1972. Author of Katapausis: Die Vorstellung vom endzeitlichen Ruheort im Hebräerbrief; and Der Vorhang vor dem Thron Gottes: Eine exegetisch-relgionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung zu Hebräer 6,19 f. und 10,19 f.

Hoppin, Ruth. Independent scholar. Author of Priscilla: Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews and Other Essays; and Priscilla’s Letter: Finding the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Web Page.

Horton, Fred L., Jr. Professor Emeritus of Religion at Wake Forest University (1970–2011). Author of The Melchizedek Tradition: A Critical Examination of the Sources of the Fifth Century A.D. and in the Epistle to the Hebrews. His Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary. Amateur radio operator.

Hughes, Graham. Lecturer Emeritus at United Theological College, Syndey, Australia and Academic Associate at the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University. Author of Hebrews and Hermeneutics: The Epistle to the Hebrews as a New Testament Example of Biblical Interpretation.

Jewett, Robert (1933– ). Theologian-in-residence at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Emeritus Professor New Testament at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary (1980–2000) and former Visiting Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg. Author of Letter to Pilgrims: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Vita.

Johnson, Luke Timothy (1943– ). Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the New Testament Library series.

Joslin, Barry C. (1973– ). Professor of Christian Theology and Program Coordinator of Biblical and Theological Studies at Boyce College, Louisville, KY. Author of Hebrews, Christ, and the Law: The Theology of the Mosaic Law in Hebrews 7:1–10:18. CV.

Karrer, Martin (1954– ). Professor of New Testament and Its Environment, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel. Author of the two-volume Hebrews commentary in the Ökumenischer Taschenbuch-Kommentar zum Neuen Testament series.

Kibbe, Michael. Assistant Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute, Spokane, WA. Author of Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure? Hebrews 12 and the Sinai Theophanie.

Kleinig, John W. (1942– ). Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia and Professor Emeritus at the Australian Lutheran College (formerly Luther Seminary) in the University of Divinity, Adelaide, Australia. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Concordia Commentary series. Biography. Personal Website. 

Koester, Craig R. (1953– ). Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Anchor Bible series. Personal Web Site.

Laansma, Jon C. Associate Professor of Ancient Languages and New Testament, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. Author of “I Will Give You Rest”: The Rest Motif in the New Testament with Special Reference to Mt 11 and Heb 3–4; The Letter to the Hebrews: A Commentary for Preaching, Teaching, and Bible Study; and editor of Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the History of Interpretation.

Lamp, Jeffrey. Professor of New Testament, Undergraduate College of Theology and Ministry at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK. Bio. Author of The Greening of Hebrews? Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews.

Loader, William Ronald George (1944– ). Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. Author of Sohn und Hoherpriester: Eine traditionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung zur Christologie des Hebräerbriefes. Personal Home Page.

Long, Duane Stephen (1960– ). Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics, Southern Methodist University. He previously taught at Marquette University, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, St. Joseph’s University and Duke Divinity School. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible series. CV.

Long, Thomas G. (1946– ). Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching, and Director of the Early Career Pastoral Leadership Program, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching series.

Mackie, Scott D. Independent scholar. Author of Eschatology and Exhortation in the Epistle to the Hebrews; numerous articles on Hebrews; and editor of The Letter to the Hebrews: Critical Readings. Blog. 

Manzi, Franco (1966– ). Lecturer of New Testament and Hebrew at the diocesan seminary of Milan (from 1997), guest lecturer in Old and New Testament in the Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale (from 2000), in the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose of Milan and in the Faculty of Theology at Lugano, Switzerland (from 2006). Author of Melchisedek e l’angelologia nell’Epistola agli Ebrei e a Qumran; and the Hebrews commentary in the Nuovo Testamento series.

Marohl, Matthew J. College Pastor, St. Olaf College. Author of Faithfulness and the Purpose of Hebrews: A Social Identity Approach.

März, Claus-Peter (1947– ). Emeritus Professor of Exegesis and Theology of the New Testament in the Catholic Theological Faculty at the University of Erfurt. Author of Studien zum Hebräerbrief; and the Hebrews commentary in the Die neue echter Bibel series.

Mason, Eric F. Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Judson University, Elgin, IL. Author of “You Are a Priest Forever”: Second Temple Jewish Messianism and the Priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews; and editor of Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students.

Massonnet, Jean. Founder and former director of the Christian Center for the Study of Judaism (CCEJ) of the Catholic University of Lyon. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Commentaire biblique: Nouveau Testament series. News article.

McCruden, Kevin B. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University Graduate Program of Religious Studies, Spokane, WA. Author of Solidarity Perfected: Beneficent Christology in the Epistle to the Hebrews; A Body You Have Prepared for Me: The Spirituality of the Letter to the Hebrews; and editor of Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students. Bio. 

McCullough, John Cecil. Professor of New Testament, Union Theological College, Belfast, since 1988, and editor of Irish Biblical Studies. Was Minister Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Antrim, Northern Ireland, 1966–1975; Associate professor, dean Near East School of Theology, Beirut, 1975–1983; and Professor, assistant dean Otago (New Zealand) University, Dunedin, 1983–1988. Author of a series of articles on the history of the interpretation of Hebrews.

McKelvey, Robert John (Jack). Former principal of Adams United College, South Africa, and former principal of Northern College, Manchester and lecturer in New Testament in the University of Manchester. Some biographical material can be found on his personal blog. Author of Pioneer and Priest: Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Michaels, J. Ramsey. Adjunct Professor of New Testament, Bangor Theological Seminary, and Visiting Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary. He was Professor of New Testament, Gordon Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1958–1984, and Professor of Religious Studies, Southwest Missouri State University, 1984–95; Emeritus, 1995–present. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series.

Mitchell, Alan C. Associate Professor and Director of the Joseph A. Fitzmyer Institute on Sacred Scripture at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Sacra Pagina series. Web page.

Moffitt, David M. Senior Lecturer, University of St. Andrews Divinity School. He previously taught New Testament at Duke Divinity School and Campbell University Divinity School. Author of Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Moore, Nicholas. Assistant curate at All Saint's Church, Stranton, in Hartlepool. He teaches at Cranmer Hall, St. John's College, Durham. Author of Repetition in Hebrews: Plurality and Singularity in the Letter to the Hebrews, Its Ancient Context, and the Early Church.

Morrison, Michael D. Dean of Faculty and Instructor in New Testament, Grace Communion Seminary. Author of Who Needs a New Covenant?: Rhetorical Function of the Covenant Motif in the Argument of Hebrews.

Mosser, Carl. Professor of Christian Theology at Gateway Seminary, Ontario, CA. He was formerly professor of New Testament at Eastern University. Author of an important dissertation, “No Lasting City: Rome, Jerusalem and the Place of Hebrews in the History of Earliest ‘Christianity’,” completed at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews. CV. 

Peeler, Amy L. Associate Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College. Author of You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews; and numerous articles on Hebrews. Personal web page.

Pursiful, Darrell Jeffrey. Editor, Smyth & Helwys Publishing and Adjunct Professor at Mercer University. Author of The Cultic Motif in the Spirituality of the Book of Hebrews. Blog: Dr. Platypus. 

Rhee, Victor S. Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Biola University, La Mirada, CA. Author of Faith in Hebrews: Analysis within the Context of Christology, Eschatology, and Ethics.

Ribbens, Benjamin. Assistant Professor of Theology, Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Author of Levitical Sacrifice and Heavenly Cult in Hebrews. 

Schenck, Kenneth L. (1966– ). Professor of New Testament and Ancient Languages, and former Dean of Wesley Seminary, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN. Author of Cosmology and Eschatology in Hebrews: The Settings of the Sacrifice; Understanding the Book of Hebrews: The Story behind the Sermon; and several articles on Hebrews. Personal Web Page. Blog: Common Denominator.

Scholer, John Mitchell. was Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, VA. Author of
Proleptic Priests: Priesthood in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Schreiner, Thomas R. (1954– ). James Buchanan Harris Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Professor of Biblical Theology, and Associate Dean of the School of Theology, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Biblical Theology Christian Proclamation Series.

Seid, Timothy W. Associate Dean of Distributed Learning and Assistant Professor of New Testament, Earlham School of Religion. Author of The Second Chance for God’s People: Messages from Hebrews. Personal Web Page. Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts Site.

Steyn, Gert J. Head of the Department of New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria. Author of A Quest for the Assumed LXX Vorlage of the Explicit Quotations in Hebrews; numerous articles on Hebrews; and editor of Psalms and Hebrews: Studies in Reception.

Swetnam, James. Professor Emeritus, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy (1962– ), and Distinguished Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Steubenville, OH. Author of Jesus and Isaac: A Study of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the Light of the Aqedah; Hebrews: An Interpretation; and numerous articles on Hebrews.

Theissen, Gerd (1943– ). Professor of New Testament Theology at the University of Heidelberg. Author of Untersuchungen zum Hebräerbrief.

Thompson, James W. (1942– ) Retired Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Theology and Professor of New Testament at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX. Author of The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy: The Epistle to the Hebrews; and the Hebrews commentaries in the Living Word Commentary series and the Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament series.

Übelacker, Walter. Docent in Biblical Studies at the Center for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University. Author of Der Hebräerbrief als Appell: Untersuchungen zu exordium, narration, und postscriptum (Hebr 1–2 und 13,22–25).

Vanhoye, Albert (1923– ). Professor of New Testament Exegesis, Emeritus, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy, and Secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. Author of La structure littéraire de l’Épître aux Hébreux; A Structured Translation of the Epistle to the Hebrews; Situation du Christ: Épître aux Hébreux 1 et 2; Our Priest Is Christ: The Doctrine of the Epistle to the Hebrews; Structure and Message of the Epistle to the Hebrews; Old Testament Priests and the New Priest: According to the New Testament; A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews; The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary; and numerous articles on Hebrews. Bio. Another Bio.

Westfall, Cynthia Long. Assistant Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Ontario, Canada. Author of A Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews: The Relationship between Form and Meaning.

Whitfield, Bryan J. Assistant Professor of Christianity, Mercer University. Author of Joshua Traditions and the Argument of Hebrews 3 and 4.

Whitlark, Jason A. Lecturer, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, Baylor University. Author of
Enabling Fidelity to God: Perseverance in Hebrews in Light of the Reciprocity Systems of the Ancient Mediterranean World; Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews”; and
Inventing Hebrews: Design and Purpose in Ancient Rhetoric.

Witherington, Ben, III (1951– ). Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. Author of Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude. Personal Web Site. Blog: Bible and Culture.


Deceased

Andreasen, Milian Lauritz (1876–1962). Seventh-day Adventist theologian, pastor and author. Was president of the Greater New York Conference (1909 - 1910), president of Hutchinson Theological Seminary (1910 - 1918), dean of Atlantic Union College (1918 - 1922), dean of Washington Missionary College (now Washington Adventist University) (1922 - 1924), president of the Minnesota Conference (1924 - 1931), president of Union College, Nebraska (1931 - 1938), and field secretary of the General Conference (1941 - 1950). He taught at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (now located at Andrews University) from 1937 - 1950. Author of The Book of Hebrews.

Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw (1961–2014) was Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Author of Jesus’ Death in Early Christian Memory: The Poetics of the Passion; and various articles on Hebrews. Profile. Obituary. Tribute.

Baumgarten, Siegmund Jakob (1706–1757) was professor of theology at the University of Halle (1730–1757). Author of Erklärung des Briefes St. Pauli an die Hebräer mit herrn Andreas Gottlieb Maschens Anmerkungen und Paraphrasi auch D. Johann Salomon Semlers Beiträgen zu genauerer Einsicht dieses Briefs.

Bleek, Friedrich (1793–1859) was professor of theology at Berlin (1823–1829) and Bonn (1829–1859). Author of the three-volume work, Der Brief an die Hebräer erläutert durch Einleitung, Uebersetzung und fortlaufenden Commentar.

Bonsirven, Joseph (1880–1958) was a French, Jesuit biblical scholar and theologian. He taught New Testament exegesis in Enghien (1928–40 and 1946–47) and in Lyon–Fourvière, France (1941–46). He was a member of the faculty of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, 1948–1953. Author of Saint Paul – Épitre aux Hébreux: Introduction, traduction et commentaire. Biography.

Braun, Herbert (1903–1991) was a pastor in Friedrichshof (East Prussia), Lamgraben and Drengfurt. In 1949 he became Professor of New Testament at the Kirchliche Hochschule Berlin. From 1953 until his retirement in 1968, he was then Ordinary for New Testament at the Protestant Theological Faculty in Mainz. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Handbuch zum Neuen Testament series. Another bio.

Brown, John (1784–1858) was minister of Rose Street Secession Church (1822–1829) and Broughton Place Church (1829–1858), both in Edinburgh, Scotland, and in 1834 became professor of exegetical theology to the United Associate Synod (which later merged with the United Presbyterian Church in 1849). Author of a commentary on Hebrews (reprinted in the Geneva Series Commentary). Bio 1; Bio 2.

Bruce, Alexander Balmain (1831–1899) was a Scottish churchman and theologian. He was minister at Cardross in Dumbartonshire (1859–1868) and the Free Church at Broughty Ferry in Forfarshire (1868–1875). In 1875 he was appointed to the chair of Apologetics and New Testament Exegesis at the Free Church Divinity Hall at Glasgow (Trinity College), where he served until his death. Author of The Epistle to the Hebrews: The First Apology for Christianity: An Exegetical Study. Bio.

Bruce, Frederick Fyvie (1910–1991) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester, 1959–1978. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series and several articles on Hebrews.

Carpzov, Johann Benedict II (1639–1699) was appointed professor of Oriental languages at Leipzig in 1668, was pastor of St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig 1679–99, and professor of theology 1684–99. Author of Sacrae exercitationes in S. Paulli Epistolam ad Hebraeos ex Philone Alexandrino.

Chantepie de la Saussaye, Pierre Daniël (1848–1920) was a Dutch theologian, philosopher, and historian of religions. He served as a minister in the Dutch Reformed church (1872–1878). He was the Chair of the History of Religions in the faculty of theology at the University of Amsterdam (1878–1899), and Chair of Theological Encyclopaedia, Doctrine of God, and Ethics in the faculty of theology at the University of Leiden (1899–1916). Author of De Brief aan de Hebreën: Voor de gemeente uitgelegd. Bio.

Craddock, Fred B. (1928–2015). Bandy Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Author of the Hebrews commentary in volume 12 of The New Interpreter’s Bible. Bio. 

Davidson, Andrew Bruce (1831–1902) was Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages in New College, University of Edinburgh. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Handbooks for Bible Classes and Private Students series.

Delitzsch, Franz (1813–1890) was professor of theology at Rostock (1846), Erlangen (1850), and then Leipzig (1967) until his death. Author of the two-volume Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Bio 1. Bio 2.

Dods, Marcus (1834–1909) was a minister in the Free Church of Scotland and a biblical theologian. He was minister of Renfield Free Church in Glasgow, Scotland (1864–1889). In 1889 he was appointed Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the New College, Edinburgh, Scotland, and later as Principal in 1907. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the The Expositor’s Greek Testament. Bio.

D'Outrein, Johannes (1662–1722) was a minister in Oost-Zanen (1685), in Franeker (1687), in Arnheim (1691), in Dordrecht (1703), and in Amsterdam (1708), where he died. Author of Der Brieff Pauli an die Hebräer.

DuBose, William Porcher (1836–1918) was an American priest and theologian in the Episcoapl Church. He served as Chaplain (1871–1883), professor in the Theological Department (1878–1893), and Dean (1894–1908) at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Author of High Priesthood and Sacrifice: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Bio. Bio 2.

Dussaut, Louis (1919–2000) was a Capuchin theologian. Author of Synopse structurelle de l’Épître aux Hébreux: Approche d’analyse structurelle; and the Hebrews commentary in the Petite bibliotheque des sciences bibliques: NT series. Bio.

Ebrard, Johannes Heinrich August (1818–1888) was professor of theology at Zürich (1844) and Erlangen (1847–1861). Author of Biblical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, in Continuation of the Work of Olshausen.

Edwards, Thomas Charles (1837–1900) was a Welsh minister and first Principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1872–1891). Author of the Hebrews commentary inThe Expositor’s Bible series.

Ewald, Georg Heinrich August (1803–1875) was professor of theology and oriental languages at Göttingen and Tübingen. Author of Das Sendschreiben an die Hebräer und Jakobos’ Rundschreiben übersetzt und erklärt.

Fjordbak, Everitt Merlin (1921–2008) was pastor of Lakewood Assembly of God in Dallas, TX for 36 years. Author of An Exposition and Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Obituary. Obituary 2.

Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson (1871–1962) was a Northern Baptist minister, theologian, and scholar of Greek and the New Testament. In 1900 he became a professor of New Testament and Patristic Greek at the University of Chicago (and the Divinity School), and later became the chairperson of New Testament Department (1923–1937). Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Bible for Home and School series. Bio. Bio 2.

Govett, Robert (1813–1901) was a British theologian and pastor of Surrey Chapel, Norwich, Norfolk, England (1854–1901). Author of a commentary on Hebrews. Bio.

Graf, Julius Theodor (1878–1955) was a teacher at the Hindenburg-Gymnasium in Schwäbisch Gmünd and a religious teacher. Author of Der Hebräerbrief: Wissenschaftlich-praktische Erklärung. 

Greenlee, J. Harold (1918 -2015) was professor of New Testament Greek at Asbury Theological Seminary (1944–65) and at Oral Roberts University (1965–69), a missionary with OMS International, and an International Translation Consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Author of An Exegetical Summary of Hebrews. Obituary. 

Greer, Rowan Allen, III (1935?–2014) was a professor of New Testament (1966–1974) and Anglican Studies (1975–1997) at Yale Divinity School. Author of The Captain of Our Salvation: A Study in the Patristic Exegesis of Hebrews. Obituary.  Another obituary.

Groenewegen, Henricus (1648–1692) was a minister at De Lier, Delfshaven, Enkhuizen. Author of Uytlegginge van den zendbrief aan den Hebreen.

Grosheide, Frederik Willem (1881–1972) was a Dutch New Testament scholar. He served as Professor of New Testament at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1912–1953). Author of De Brief aan de Hebreen en de Brief van Jakobus. Obituary.

Guthrie, Donald (1916–1992). From 1949 until his retirement in 1982 Guthrie was lecturer in New Testament studies at London Bible College. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries series. Obituary.

Haering, Theodor von (1848–1928) was professor of theology at the University of Zurich (1886–1889), the Chair of Theology, New Testament and Systematics at the University of Göttingen (1889–1894), and professor of theology for dogmatics, ethics and New Testament exegesis at the University of Tübingen (1894–1912). Author of Der Brief an die Hebräer.

Haldane, James Alexander (1768–1851) was a Scottish independent church leader. He was pastor of the Tabernacle, Leith Walk in Edinburgh, but he also engaged in much itinerant preaching. Founded the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel at Home. Author of Notes Intended for an Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Bio.

Harms, Georg Ludwig Detlef Theodor "Louis" (1808–1865) was a German Lutheran minister who pastored the church in Hermannsburg (1849–1865). He also founded the Hermannsburg Mission Center, which trained students for overseas missions. Author of Die Epistel an die Hebräer.

Harrington, Daniel J. (1940–2014) was Professor of New Testament at Boston College. Author of What Are They Saying about the Letter to the Hebrews? Obituary. 

Héring, Jean (1890–1966) was Professor of New Testament at the Protestant Faculty of Theology at the University of Strasbourg. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Commentaire du Nouveau Testament series.

Hughes, Philip Edgcumbe (1915–1990) was an Anglican clergyman and scholar. From 1947 to 1953 he taught at Tyndale Hall. From 1953 to 1956 he was Secretary of Church Society; and from 1959 to 1967 editor of Church Society's journal, The Churchman. In 1964 he moved to the United States to teach at American seminaries, including Westminster Theological Seminary. Author of A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Another short bio.

Hurst, Lincoln Douglas (1946–2008) was professor at the University of California, Davis and Fuller Theological Seminary. Author of The Epistle to the Hebrews: Its Background of Thought. Obit. Eulogy.

Isaacs, Marie E. (1936–2016). Former professor and head of the Biblical Studies department at Heythrop College, London, and former minister at Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead. Author of Sacred Space: An Approach to the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews; and Reading Hebrews and James: A Literary and Theological Commentary. Obituary.

Käsemann, Ernst (1906–1998) was professor of New Testament at Mainz (1946–1951), Göttingen (1951–1959), and Tübingen (1959–1971). Author of Das wandernde Gottesvolk: Eine Untersuchung zum Hebräerbrief.

Kendrick, Asahel Clark (1809–1895) was professor of Greek language and literature at the University of Rochester (1850–1895) and taught biblical literature at Rochester Theological Seminary. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the American Commentary on the New Testament series. Bio.

Kistemaker, Simon J. Was Professor of Bible and Languages, Dordt College (1963–1971) and Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL (1971–2011). Author of The Psalm Citations in the Epistle to the Hebrews; and Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Obituary.

Klee, Heinrich (1800–1840) was professor of exegesis, ecclesiastical history, and philosophy at Mainz (1824) and professor of theology at Bonn (1829). Author of Auslegung des Briefes an die Hebräer.

Kühnöl, Christian Gottlieb (1768–1841) became professor of philosophy at Leipzig (1790) and curator of the University library (1793).  He became professor of eloquence and poetry at Giessen and professor of theology at Leipzig (1801).  He concluded his career as professor of theology at Halle (1809–1840). Author of Commentarius in Epistolam ad Hebraeos. Another bio.

Lightfoot, Neil R. (1929–2012). Former Frank & Della Pack Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. Author of Jesus Christ Today: A Commentary on the Book of Hebrews. Obituary

Lindars, Barnabas (1923–1991) was a lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge (1961–1978), and Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at Manchester (1978–1990). Author of The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews.

Lowrie, Samuel Thompson (1835–1924) was a Presbyterian pastor for several churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis at Western Theological Seminary (1874–1878), and chaplain of the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. Author of An Explanation of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Macknight, James (1721–1800) was a ministerial assistant as Gorbals in Glasgow, and Kilwinnig, and minister of Maybole in Ayrshire (1753), Jedburgh (1769), and Edinburgh (1773). Author of A New Literal Translation from the Original Greek, of All the Apostolical Epistles: With a Commentary, and Notes, Philological, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical, to Which Is Added, a History of the Life of the Apostle Paul.

Manson, William (1882–1958) was professor of New Testament and Biblical Criticism in the University of Edinburgh (1925–1952). Author of The Epistle to the Hebrews: An Historical and Theological Reconsideration. Obituary. Bio. Papers.

Ménégoz, Eugène (1838–1921) was a Lutheran pastor and then professor with the Protestant Faculty of Theology in Paris at the Sorbonne, 1877–1909. Author of La théologie de l’Épître aux Hébreux.

Michaelis, Johann David (1717–1791) was a biblical scholar and teacher who taught at Halle (1739) and Göttingen (1745) until his death. Author of Erklärung des Briefes an die Hebräer.

Michel, Otto (1903–1993) was Professor of New Testament at the University of Tübingen. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Kritisch-Exegetischer Kommentar über das Neue Testament series.

Milligan, George (1860-1934) was Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow (1910–1932). Author of The Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews: With a Critical Introduction.

Moffatt, James (1870–1944) was Professor of Greek and New Testament Exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford (1911–1915), Professor of Church History at the United Free Church College, Glasgow (1915–1927), and Washburn Professor of Church History at the Union Theological Seminary, New York (1927–1939). Author of the Hebrews commentary in the International Critical Commentary series. Another bio.

Montefiore, Hugh William (1920–2005) was Vicar of the Church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge, from 1963 to 1970, Bishop of Kingston upon Thames from 1970 to 1978, and Bishop of Birmingham from 1978 to 1987. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Harper’s New Testament Commentaries series. Obit. Obit 2. Obit 3.

Morris, Leon (1914–2006) was Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge (1960–64) and Principal of Ridley College in Melbourne (1964–1979), Australia.

Riehm, Eduard Karl August (1830–1888) was professor at Heidelburg (1858–1862) and Halle (1862– ). Author of Der Lehrbegriff des Hebräerbriefes dargestellt und mit verwandten Lehrbegriffen verglichen.

Rissi, Mathias (1920–2006) was Professor of New Testament, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (1963–1987). Author of Die Theologie des Hebräerbriefs: Ihre Verankerung in der Situation des Verfassers und seiner Leser. Obituary.

Schlatter, Adolf (1852–1938) was a pastor (1875–1880), lecturer at Bern (1880–1888), and professor at Greifswald (1888–1893), Berlin (1893–1898), and Tübingen (1898–1938). Author of Die Briefe des Petrus, Judas, Jakobus, der Brief an die Hebräer. Biography.

Spicq, Ceslas (1901–1992) was Professor of New Testament Exegesis at the University of Fribourg (1953–1971). Author of the Hebrews commentaries in the Etude bibliques series and in the Source bibliques series.

Steinhofer, Friedrich Christoph (1706–1761) was a Moravian pastor and theologian in Württemberg. Author of Tägliche Nahrung des Glaubens aus der Erkenntniss Jesu: Nach den wichtigsten Zeugnissen der Epistel an die Ebräer ehedem in kurzen Reden.

Storr, Gottlob Christian (1746–1805): was appointed lecturer at Tübinger Stift in 1772, and later became an associate professor of philosophy (1775) and theology (1777) at Tübingen. Author of Pauli Brief an die Hebräer.

Strobel, August (1930–2006) was Professor of New Testament at Augustana-Hochschule Neuendettelsau (1965–1983) and then Director of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem and Amman (1983–1992). Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Das Neue Testament Deutsch series.

Stuart, Moses (1780–1852) was professor of sacred literature at Andover Theological Seminary (1810–1848). Author of A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Bio.

Tholuck, Friedrich August Gottreu (1799–1877) was Privatdocent (1821) and Professor (1823 or 1824) of Theology at the University of Berlin and then Professor of Theology (1826) at the University of Halle (1826) until his death. Author of Kommentar zum Briefe an die Hebräer. Bio.

Vos, Geerhardhus (1862–1949) was Professor of Biblical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary (1892–1932). Author of The Teaching of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Biography.

Weiss, Karl Philipp Bernhard (1827–1918) was professor at Königsberg (1852–1863), Kiel (1863–1877) and Berlin (1877–1910). Author of Kritisch exegetisches Handbuch über den Brief an die Hebräer; Die paulinischen Briefe und der Hebräerbrief im berichtigen Text: Mit kurzer erläuterung zum Handgebrauch bei der Schriftlektüre; and Der Hebräerbrief in zeitgeschichtlicher Beleuchtung. Another bio.

Westcott, Brooke Foss (1825–1901) was Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge (1870–1890) and Bishop of Durham (1890–1901). Author of The Epistle to the Hebrews: The Greek Text with Notes and Essays.

Wilson, Robert McLachlan (1916–2010) was professor at St. Andrews, 1954–1983. Author of the Hebrews commentary in the New Century Bible Commentary series.

Windisch, Hans (1881–1935) was professor of New Testament at Leipzig (1908), Leiden (1914), Kiel (1929), and Halle (1935). Author of the Hebrews commentary in the Handbuch zum Neuen Testament series.

Winter, Aloysius (1931–2011) was a German, Roman Catholic theologian. Author of Die überzeitliche Einmaligkeit des Heils im “Heute”: Zur theologie des Hebräerbriefes.