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Letters to the Church

A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles
Karen H. Jobes
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Respected New Testament scholar Karen Jobes explores the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles (James through Jude) in this rich commentary. Writing from an evangelical perspective, Jobes addresses issues of historical relevance as well as how these ancient books connect with Christian faith and practice today. Letters to the Church includes:-Historical background for each book focusing on authorship, genre, date, and content-An exploration of the major themes in each book and detailed commentary on key passages-Boxes with chapter goals, outlines, challenges, and significant verses-Sidebars addressing difficult passages or ideas-Maps, photographs, charts, and definitions-Questions for discussion, reflection, and testing-A comparison of the teachings about Christ in each of the lettersPastors, professors, students, and laypeople interested in deeper biblical study will find this an invaluable resource that offers well-researched commentary in an accessible, spiritually meaningful form.

About the Author

Karen H. Jobes (PhD, Westminister Theological Seminary) is the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate school in Wheaton, Illinois. The author of several works, she has also been involved in the NIV Bible translation. She and her husband, Forrest, live in Philadelphia and are members of an Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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  • Chapter 1 - Introducing Hebrews: The Book of Better Things
  • Chapter 2 - Famous Last Words: Divine Revelation in Hebrews
  • Chapter 3 - The Son Is Our Great High Priest: The Christology of Hebrews
  • Chapter 4 - “How Shall We Escape?” The Soteriology of Hebrews
  • Chapter 5 - Introducing the Letter from James: Prophet and Sage of the Kingdom of God
  • Chapter 6 - A Christian Letter? Christology in James
  • Chapter 7 - The “Royal Law”: Christian Wisdom and Ethics in James
  • Chapter 8 - Jude: Jesus’ Brother Warns the Church
  • Chapter 9 - “The True Grace of God”: Introducing 1 Peter
  • Chapter 10 - “Christ Has Left You an Example”: The Christology of 1 Peter
  • Chapter 11 - Foreigners and Resident Aliens: The Imitatio Christi in Peter’s Ethics
  • Chapter 12 - 2 Peter: An Apostle’s Last Words to the Church
  • Chapter 13 - 1 John: Reassurance for Christians in Confusing Times
  • Chapter 14 - 2 and 3 John: Notes of Grace and Truth
Letters to the Church Instructor: Dr. Karen H. Jobes

In the Letters to the Church course, respected New Testament scholar Karen Jobes introduces the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles. Coming from an evangelical perspective, Jobes addresses issues of historical relevance as well as how these books connect with Christian faith and practice today.

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  • 16 Units (including midterm and final)
  • 5.5 hours of video
  • Self-paced
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  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 496
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed
  • ISBN: 9780310267386
  • Release: October 31, 2011
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