On these final five days leading up to Christmas, the Academic Blog is featuring a select number of pre-publication resources from Logos. Pre-pub deals are a great deal, with books often discounted significantly from retail pricing. You can purchase these for yourself, or even better, give the gift of reading and research this Christmas to friends and family.[Read more…]
I have never visited the frozen northern territory of Siberia, but when reading The Gulag Archipelago I utilized maps of Russia’s vast terrain to try and conceptualize Solzhenitsyn’s scenes of oppression and hopelessness.
I’ve had a similar experience reading Acts when tracing the geographical movements of apostles alongside the written narrative of the Biblical text. Biblical maps are visual anchor points for the imagination.[Read more…]
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I first encountered Ceslas Spicq’s magisterial L’ Épître aux Hébreux while working through the Greek text of Hebrews as an undergrad student. Every major commentary published after Spicq makes reference to his work at almost every major interpretive crux of Hebrews. I was convinced I needed to secure a copy of this critical work for my own library. This led to an almost 10 year search, a search which took me to a number of online European out-of-print booksellers. The search was complete. But this almost 10 year search left me wondering why such an important commentary was so hard to find. How can something so heavily cited be both out-of-print and nearly impossible find? Thankfully Logos Bible Software wants to bring Spicq’s L’ Épître aux Hébreux to a whole new generation of readers.
Originally published in French, Spicq’s commentary contains a wealth of citations and interaction with both primary sources as well as key commentators on Hebrews. But unless you read French, this insightful commentary remains aloof—except for the lucky readers who understand French. Now, however, you can pre-order your own copy—in English!
Who is Ceslas Spicq?
You’ve never heard of Ceslas Spicq (1901–1992)? That’s understandable, as most of his writings have not been translated into English. Spicq was a theology professor at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He was also connected with the acclaimed École Biblique in Jerusalem. He authored a number of important commentaries, monographs, and a three-volume lexicon, Lexique théologique du Nouveau Testament, which was subsequently translated into English as the Theological Lexicon of the New Testament.
Why is this project important?
Spicq’s work is heavily referenced in almost every major commentary on Hebrews published after his! The following chart highlights seven major commentaries and the number of times Spicq is referenced:
|P. E. Hughes||152|
|F. F. Bruce (NICNT)||57|
|Harold Attridge (Hermeneia)||307|
|Craig Koester (AYBC)||269|
|Paul Ellingworth (NIGTC)||402|
|George Guthire (NIVAC)||32|
|Peter O’Brien (PNTC)||102|
As you can see, scholarly interaction with Spicq is quite high. This chart doesn’t take into consideration the hundreds of times L’ Épître aux Hébreux has been mentioned in journal articles, monographs, and essays since Spicq’s commentary was published.
One of the more controversial sections features Spicq’s understanding of the relationship between Philo and the Hebrews author. In a section entitled “Le Philonisme de L’Épitre aux Hébreux (The Philonism of the Epistle to the Hebrews)”, Spicq spends 52 pages analyzing the vocabulary of Hebrews and the writings of Philo, paronomasia and metaphors they share, and an exegesis of select texts. While most modern scholars have put this thesis to rest; Ellingworth rightly notes, “it is not necessary . . . to reject as worthless or insignificant the linguistic and other evidence accumulated by Spicq” (Hebrews, 47).
Among Spicq’s greatest contributions are his detailed studies on the language and literary characteristics of Hebrews. This includes 27 pages of lexical and literary analysis. Spicq analyzes not only individual words, but also phrases unique to Hebrews.
Take it from the experts!
Still unsure about Ceslas Spicq? Here’s what leading scholars say about how important Ceslas Spicq’s commentary on Hebrews is:
“[Spicq’s] work on the Epistle to the Hebrews is a monument of dedicated piety and erudition.”
—Philip E. Hughes, author of A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews.
“Spicq’s commentary represented a major advance in the study of Hebrews. Exegetically thorough and theologically reflective, Spicq’s work influenced scholarly work on Hebrews in many languages for several decades. It remains an important resource for those who wish to mine the treasures of Hebrews.”
—David Peterson, senior research fellow and lecturer in New Testament, Moore College
“I am delighted that someone is taking time to translate this classic work, which nearly all scholars who work in Hebrews references. Thank you for taking the time to provide an English translation for subsequent students to use in their study of the book.”
—Herbert Bateman, professor of New Testament, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
On Pre-Pub now!
We are placing Spicq on Pre-Pub for only $39.95! That’s an almost unbelievable price, considering that the two-volume French edition is virtually impossible to find. Once we have enough to cover the cost for translation and production, the work begins. Order your copy today!
The New International Commentary has been recognized by scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students as critical yet orthodox commentary marked by solid biblical scholarship within the evangelical Protestant tradition. Each volume serves to bridge the cultural gap between today’s world and the Bible’s, helping readers hear God’s Word as clearly as possible.
Until recently, these exceptional volumes have only been available together in large collections. But now—for the first time—you can purchase them in smaller collections and individual volumes! No longer will you have to buy the whole New Testament collection just to study the Gospel of Luke.
And as if that news isn’t good enough, we’re offering them to you at a special discount for a limited time. Grab the volumes you want now—they go back to their regular prices on December 2.
Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book in question, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author’s own translation from the original Hebrew and Greek texts forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance the in-depth discussions of technical matters—such as textual criticism and critical problems—with exposition of the biblical writer’s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.
You will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. Get your desired volumes today!
We’re partnering with Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. to bring more than 300 previously unavailable titles to Logos. For two weeks, you can get them at an amazing discount on Pre-Pub!
Eerdmans has been publishing works in theology, biblical studies, and more for over 100 years. William B. Eerdmans, Sr. came to the US from the Netherlands in 1902. He attended Calvin Theological Seminary and sold books on the side to support himself. Before long, he left his seminary training to found the Eerdmans-Sevensma Company with Brant Sevensma. He became the sole owner a few years later and renamed the company accordingly.
Eerdmans has certainly lived up to its motto: “The finest in religious literature.” Throughout the years, it has published hugely influential works from such authors as C. S. Lewis, Karl Barth, John Stott, N. T. Wright, and many others. Eerdmans’ son, William B. Eerdmans, Jr., took the reins in 1966, and today he continues to lead the company in publishing literary excellence.
Eerdmans is perhaps best known for their exceptional reference works—such as The New International Commentary, Pillar New Testament Commentary, Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, The New International Greek Testament Commentary, and Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament—all of which have been available on Logos for some time. But they have so much more to offer.
We’re thrilled that our new partnership will allow us to bring over 300 additional titles into Logos. Here is just a small sampling of what’s available on Pre-Pub:
- Backgrounds of Early Christianity by Everett Ferguson
- The Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema
- The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Reading of Justification in Paul by Douglas A. Campbell
- Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible edited by James D. G. Dunn and John W. Rogerson
- Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony by Richard Bauckham
- Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity by Larry W. Hurtado
- The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder
- Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray
- The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark A. Noll
- What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It? By William G. Dever
Not only do you now have the opportunity to add these and many other fantastic works to your Logos library, but right now you can get them at amazingly low prices. They will return to regular Pre-Pub pricing on December 2, so act quickly!
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