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  • Author: John Owen
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Download Owen, John - An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews (7 vols)

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Hebrews Living a Christian Life Greek Exegesis Congregationalist Puritan
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John Owen

e-Sword Version:
9.x - 10.x

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OwenHebrews

Updated 1/26/2013: Fixed Hebrews 11:1 in the commentary module.

Note: This is not the poorly formatted version (with missing content) previously deleted from this website (see screenshots below for a comparison).

About John Owen's Exposition of Hebrews
The author of Hebrews wanted you to know one important fact: Christ is superior and so is Christianity. John Owen captures this sentiment, providing one of the most unique, thoughtful commentaries ever written on the Book of Hebrews. Owen weaves much of the Bible through Hebrews in an exposition like no other.

Owen's commentary contains critical comments on the Greek text and also discussion of theology and doctrine. At the same time, Owen focuses on practical application of Hebrews.

This work is filled with profound and practical theology. By drawing “good and necessary consequences” from the text, Owen explores nearly the entire realm of Christian theology with thoughtful exegesis and exposition. This is evident throughout, but the preliminary “exercitations” are of particular value. His theological introduction to Hebrews (Concerning the Epistle to the Hebrews) will be of great help to those who desire to understand the profound significance of the book in the canon of Scripture. His treatments of the Messiah, the Jewish Church, and the Priestly office of Christ are valuable in their own right.

As a whole, Owen’s treatment of Hebrews serves as a comparison and contrast between Old Testament and New Testament worship.

James Innell Packer wrote, "Today’s evolutionary mind-set makes us expect Puritan Bible-work to be cruder and shallower than ours, but this classic work joins hands with Matthew Henry’s great exposition of the entire Bible to prove us wrong"

Value Beyond Hebrews
The value of the Hebrews set for preaching is not limited to preaching through the epistle to the Hebrews. For example, when preparing a sermon on Haggai 2:6-7 (on the “shaking” of heaven and earth) one might gain more from Owen’s exposition of this passage than from most other commentaries on Haggai. Owen’s expository skills are evident throughout his works, yet his expositions of various texts in his work on Hebrews stand out for their depth and precision. At some seminaries, Owen’s exposition of Isaiah 7:10-16 (the “virgin birth” prophesy) is required reading for a Hebrew exegesis.

e-Sword Edition
(theWord version also available).

14 megabytes of text spanning 4,000 pages, Owen wrote as much about Hebrews as many write about the entire New Testament! That's because Owen wrote about much more than just Hebrews!

Volume Numbering
The e-Sword edition included 7 volumes. The 1862 Goold edition numbered the volumes 18-24. The Banner of Truth reprting edition numbered the volumes 17-23. Regardless, the first two volumes are an introduction to Hebrew. The last five volumes contain the verse by verse commentary.

Commentary vs. Reference Library format
Two e-Sword resources arose from this content:
  • A commentary resource containing the verse by verse commentary (last 5 volumes)
  • A Reference Library resource containing the introduction to Hebrews (first 2 volumes) and the verse by verse commentary (last 5 volumes) in Topic format
Most will prefer the commentary in commentary format and the first 2 volumes in Reference Library format. For those that don't like commentary resources over a single Bible book, the Reference Library version was created for you!

Not the Poorly Formatted Version
If you downloaded the (now deleted) version uploaded last year, delete it. This version is better formatted:

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About John Owen
Born at Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, Owen was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, where he studied classics and theology and was ordained. Because of the "high-church" innovations introduced by Archbishop William Laud, he left the university to be a chaplain to the family of a noble lord. His first parish was at Fordham in Essex, to which he went while the nation was involved in civil war. Here he became convinced that the Congregational way was the scriptural form of church government. In his next charge, the parish of Coggeshall. in Essex, he acted both as the pastor of a gathered church and as the minister of the parish. This was possible because the parliament, at war with the king, had removed bishops. In practice, this meant that the parishes could go their own way in worship and organization.

Oliver Cromwell liked Owen and took him as his chaplain on his expeditions both to Ireland and Scotland (1649-1651). Owen's fame was at its height from 1651 to 1660 when he played a prominent part in the religious, political, and academic life of the nation. Appointed dean of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1651, he became also vice-chancellor of the university in 1652, a post he held for five years with great distinction and with a marked impartiality not often found in Puritan divines. This led him also to disagreement, even with Cromwell, over the latter's assumption of the protectorship. Owen retained his deanery until 1659. Shortly after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, he moved to London, where he was active in preaching and writing until his death. He declined invitations to the ministry in Boston (1663) and the presidency of Harvard (1670) and chided New England Congregationalists for intolerance. He turned aside also from high preferment when his influence was acknowledged by governmental attempts to persuade him to relinquish Nonconformity in favor of the established church.

His numerous works include The Display of Arminianism (1642); Eshcol, or Rules of Direction for the Walking of the Saints in Fellowship (1648), an exposition of Congregational principles; Saius Electorum, Sanguis Jesu (1648), another anti-Arminian polemic; Diatriba de Divina Justitia (1658), an attack on Socinianism; Of the Divine Original Authority of the Scriptures (1659); Theologoumena Pantodapa (1661), a history from creation to Reformation; Animadversions to Fiat Lux (1662), replying to a Roman Catholic treatise; Doctrine of Justification by Faith (1677); and Exercitationes on the Epistle to the Hebrews (1668-1684).


Wow - thanks for this! I'm actually reading the old (bad) version of this at this moment, on my Android tablet. It would be great to have the new version! - Would it be possible to make it available for MySword?

Thanks!

PS - may I request this in the book rather than commentary form? Assuming the text is the same I think the navigation would be easier on MySword as a book. Thanks!

PS - may I request this in the book rather than commentary form? Assuming the text is the same I think the navigation would be easier on MySword as a book. Thanks!


Arnie,
I will convert it to MySword 2nite or tomorrow nite. If the commentary has multiple verse ranges that cover the same verse it would definatley work better as a book. I have not had a chance to look at it yet.
Peter

Thanks so much! I'm so grateful for all your efforts!

Found it - thanks so much!

Thank-You

This is my favourite commentary from one of my favourite writers. There's Hebrew, Greek and Latin quotes throughout. I Haven't looked at this version yet, but if it's the same as the books in the photo above, the same set I have then there's no English equivalent. There is a set that follows the non English with a translation into English (in brackets).

There is solid meat here in this set, you can learn a lot about the Old Testament and Jewish writings or commentaries or Targums of the same time, and understand how the inspired writer of Hebrews was specifically putting words in a way that may be on the surface to us Christians, but to Jewish people it means a lot more just like Romans, I can personally vouch for this as when I worked as a pastor in different cities of Europe and Asia, I Love the Jewish people, and after a lot of spending time with them they would ask for either Romans which they are told not to read by the Rabbi and they wonder why, so they read it if they can get their hands on a copy. They also read Hebrews on the quiet so the Rabbi wouldn't know, and I was there as a friend who could discuss it with them, I once spent 5 hours discussing Hebrews with a Jewish gentleman, I had given him a Hebrew & Dutch version in Antwerp but his English was adequate to chat, and I could speak both Vlaams Dutch and Hebrew. I gave him a lend of this set of commentaries for a year to study, he was one of those people who love to study and he would probably have access to some of the publications mentioned and quoted in these books. I met with him weekly and chatted, he said these commentaries are the best he ever read and could understand what it was saying to Jewish people. He came to the Lord and is a Messianic Jew now living back in Israel. He said it was the best, I believe it is the best hope you will too, God Bless O:)

A quick check was beyond my expectations and a joy to use.

The only problem I ran into was that witch downloaded to the Reference section.

Parts 1-5

# 001; 015; 026; 033; & 045

Each one labeled Concerning.....

 

The Error Message:

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Error in text filter: Unknown format.

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I hope that helps.

Virgil


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