"In the wake of this fine commentary, it is clear that the Epistle to the Hebrews-in the context of Philo and the Wisdom of Solomon-is widely welcoming and open to the articulation of the feminine in all things theological. That, however, was not nearly so clear prior to this commentary. That is the important gain of this compelling volume: we now can read the letter afresh with eyes open and alert to its sapiential, gender-challenging dimension that is voiced in a literary--historical context and that insists on being taken with theological seriousness."
Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Students of Hebrew would do well to have this book on their shelves. It listens to the sermon in diverse and fresh ways."
Currents in Theology and Mission
"A delightfully complex commentary on Hebrews that will be useful to anyone wishing to connect scripture with contemporary questions of justice."
The Christian Century
"The value of this commentary is that it combines the approaches of historical and literary studies with theological criticism; theological criticism understood as involving a theological evaluation of the problematic cultural and ideological mindsets of the biblical text."
Grace & Truth
"The reader will find in this accessible and challenging commentary a wonderfully wide range of sources and approaches to the text. Of special note are background materials from Judaism and parallel poetic renderings from Aboriginal Scriptures."
The Rev. Bonnie B. Thurston, Ph.D. Author of Maverick Mark: The Untamed First Gospel
"This volume, co-authored by Mary Ann Beavis and HyeRan Kim-Cragg, is a surprisingly good read. I say surprisingly because Hebrews is one of the densest and (supposedly) non-feminist books in the New Testament. Beavis and Kim-Cragg bring a scholarly, occupational, and ethnic diversity to an otherwise (seemingly) monolithic work."
Teresa J. Hornsby, Professor, Religious Studies, Drury University
"The Wisdom Commentary series is like no other. Students of Hebrews would do well to have this book on their shelves. Readers are called to the interpretive circle to build upon and even disagree with these interpretations in a common effort to gain Wisdom."
Amy L. Peeler, Wheaton College, Currents in Theology and Mission
"Mary Ann Beavis and HyeRan Kim-Cragg's refreshing, liberating, and empowering commentary makes the book of Hebrews come alive. Hebrews provides new insights, provocative interpretations, and imaginative ways of reading the letter to the Hebrews. It combines superb scholarship with lucid writing and will make a splendid addition to anyone's library. Hebrews is wisdom for the ages."
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Associate Professor of Theology, Earlham School of Religion
"Feminist theological commentary has long shed much-needed corrective light on venerable Christian tradition from the margins, but it's currently evolving to a whole new level in the robust Wisdom Commentary series. Coming on the heels of magisterial single volume commentaries like the three editions of The Women's Bible Commentary and the Feminist Biblical Interpretation: A Compendium of Critical Commentary on the Books of the Bible and Related Literature, this new multi-volume series digs even deeper into the biblical tradition with both outstanding critical scholarship and impressive verve. Nuanced and deeply sensitive in its interaction with the scriptural text, this commentary is outstanding in every respect."
Mark M. Mattison, Christian Feminism Today
"After reading the present volume, I have requested the library at my university to subscribe to the entire Wisdom Commentary series and I am looking forward to the publication of further volumes."
Christian A. Eberhart, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
"I found this multi-vocal feminist exposition of Hebrews as a `submerged tradition of Sophia' innovative, imaginative and an intriguing read."
Gordon Campbell, Journal for the Study of the New Testament
"Liturgical Press's Wisdom Commentary is long awaited and lives up to our eager anticipation. The scholarship is impeccable and fair-minded. This commentary will be beneficial to scholars, students of theology, preachers and church Bible study groups. It challenges harmful and imperialist interpretations of Hebrews that will open hearts and minds to new meaning and inclusivity."
Susan Willhauck, Atlantic School of Theology, AAR Women's Caucus Website