Charles Hodge on the Epistle to the Hebrews

Charles Hodge on the Epistle to the Hebrews

Charles Hodge (1797-1878) must be seen as on the greatest Reformed theologians from the nine-teenth century. He was a very gifted man and both an able exegete and systematic theologian. In 1820 he started his academic carrier at Princeton Theological Seminary as instructor in Biblical languages. Two years later he was appointed as professor of [...]

Campegius Vitringa (1659–1722) and his commentary on Isaiah

Campegius Vitringa (1659–1722) and his commentary on Isaiah

Campegius Vitringa was a leading scholar in 18th-century Biblical studies. He had a wide influence not only during his life but also afterwards, long into the 19th century. Franke, Bengel, Delitzsch, Gesenius and the Princeton theologians, among others, appreciated him greatly. In the 20th century Vitringa was largely overlooked. In the postmodern climate of recent [...]

An excellent commentary on the epistle to the Hebrews

An excellent commentary on the epistle to the Hebrews

The New International Greek Testament Commentary is a series of high academic quality. Already a couple of years ago Paul Ellingworth wrote in this series an excellent commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. In 2015 a paperback edition was published. The commentary of Ellingworth starts with a broad introduction in in which the circumstances in which [...]

Isaiah: The Prophet and his Book

Isaiah: The Prophet and his Book

One of the major flashpoints in academic biblical studies in the past 125 years has centred on the authorship and dating of the book of Isaiah. Beginning in the late 1800s, some scholars suggested that this book may have been written by multiple people over a period of centuries, a view that contrasts with the [...]