Author: Cynthia Long WestfallPublish On: 2006-06-22
Structure and Message of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1989). Vorster, W. S. 'The Meaning of IIAPPHZIA in the Epistle to the Hebrews', Neal 5 (1971) pp. 51—59. Vos, G. 'The Priesthood of Christ ...
Author: Cynthia Long Westfall
Publisher: A&C Black
This study attempts to analyse the text of Hebrews with a method of discourse analysis primarily based on a form of systemic functional linguistics developed for Hellenistic Greek, but it is also informed by other linguistic studies. It begins with a general survey of the literature that is either influential or representative of approaches to the structure of Hebrews. The survey is followed by an introduction to the terminology and definitions of discourse analysis, as well as the theory behind the methodology, and describes a procedure for analysing text. Hebrews is treated as having three sections. The first section of Hebrews (1:1-4:16) demonstrates the organization of the units, the topic of the units, the prominent text, and the relationship of the first section with the rest of the discourse. The second section of Hebrews (4:11-10:25) is described in two parts (4:11-7:28 and 8:1-10:25) because of its length. There is an overlap between the first and second sections in 4:11-16 and between the second and third sections in 10:19-25. Both of these passages have a concluding function for the preceding co-text and a staging function for the following co-text, so that they look backwards and forwards. The third and final section in 10:19-13:25 contains the climax or discourse peak. The study is concluded with a description of the coherence of the discourse and a presentation of a mental representation of the text. JSNTS and Studies in New Testament Greek subseries>
The present work unites two previously published studies by Albert Vanhoye on the Epistle to the Hebrews: Le message de l'Epitre aux Hebreux (Paris 1977) and A structured Translation of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Rome, 1964).
Author: Albert Vanhoye
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
The present work unites two previously published studies by Albert Vanhoye on the Epistle to the Hebrews: Le message de l'Epitre aux Hebreux (Paris 1977) and A structured Translation of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Rome, 1964). The former was an example of haute vulgarisation: a presentation in non-technical language of the literary genre of Hebrews, of questions concerning its author, and of the problem of the priesthood in the Old Testament cult and how Hebrews respond to this problem with his own message about the priesthood of Christ. This message is seen to emerge from a detailed analysis of the structure of the epistle. The structure is then presented in the form of a literal translation of the entire epistle with careful indication of the elements which delimit and characterize its several parts.
readership, and the structure or outline of Hebrews.675 Of these three, the most relevant to this study is the ... the structure is part of the literary component through which the author attempts to convey the book's message.
Author: Chan Alan KamYau
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Melchizedek is a mysterious figure to many people. Adopting discourse analysis and text-linguistic approaches, Chan attempts to tackle the Melchizedek texts in Genesis 14, Psalm 110, and Hebrews 5-7. This seminal study illustrates how the mysterious figure is understood and interpreted by later biblical writers, "... Using the “blessing” motif as a framework, Chan also argues that Numbers 22-24, 2 Samuel 7 and the Psalter: Books I-V (especially Psalms 1-2) provide a reading paradigm of interpreting Psalm 110. In addition, the structure of Hebrews provides a clue to how the author interprets the Old Testament texts.
The Epistle to the Hebrews. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans and Carlisle: Paternoster, 1993. A detailed commentary on the Greek text. Guthrie, George H. The Structure of Hebrews: A Textlinguistic ...
Author: David E. Aune
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament is a detailedintroduction to the New Testament, written by more than 40 scholarsfrom a variety of Christian denominations. Treats the 27 books and letters of the New Testamentsystematically, beginning with a review of current issues andconcluding with an annotated bibliography Considers the historical, social and cultural contexts in whichthe New Testament was produced, exploring relevant linguistic andtextual issues An international contributor list of over 40 scholars representwide field expertise and a variety of Christian denominations Distinctive features include a unified treatment of Lukethrough Acts, articles on the canonical Gospels, and a discussionof the apocryphal New Testament
ANRW II.25.4 ( 1987 ) : 3496–521 ; R. F. Collins , Letters That Paul Did Not Write : The Epistle to the Hebrews and ... in Hebrews 7–13 , " Bib 55 ( 1974 ) : 333–48 ; and A. Vanhoye , Structure and Message of the Epistle to the Hebrews ...
Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
This publication includes a revised and updated version of Luke Timothy Johnson's introduction to the New Testament, with a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM includes: a fully searchable version of Johnson's text; links to the NRSV text from each biblical reference in the book; a glossary hyperlinked to key words in the text; student-friendly summaries for each chapter; additional discussion/reflection questions for each chapter; suggestions for research-paper topics; and links to additional resources on the Web (primary documents, other introductory material, museum artefacts, artwork).
... the book of Psalms figures prominently in the hermeneutical thought of the book of Hebrews.186 Various structural ... around the theme “The Supremacy of Christ”), side-by-side, it is possible to adumbrate the structure of the book: ...
Author: Hubert James Keener
Publisher: Penn State Press
Since Brevard Childs first introduced it as a “fresh approach” in the late 1960s, canonical exegesis has grown into a widely discussed and developed program—virtually a “school” of biblical interpretation—with many scholars carrying forward an approach to theological exegesis that emphasizes the role of canon as the central context for interpretation of the Christian Scriptures. In this study, Keener takes a twofold approach: (1) he demonstrates that a canonical exegesis is tenable if the task is approached with clarity regarding its core theological foundation; and (2) he applies the approach to the interpretation of the often thorny questions surrounding the understanding of Psalm 8. This is useful in that Psalm 8 touches upon several questions germane to the successful implementation of canonical exegesis due to the many intertextual connections it shares with the rest of the Bible. Keener concludes that Psalm 8 in the Old Testament represents the intersection of two trajectories: (1) the reversal motif in which YHWH maintains the created order through the exaltation of the weak and the humble; and (2) the motif of the conflicted and conflicting human, in which humans are shown as beset by trials, often failing and even occupying the role of the enemies of YHWH. A third trajectory becomes visible in the context of the New Testament, that of the redeeming Christ; this third trajectory intersects with the two Old Testament trajectories and makes possible the redemption of conflicted humanity, giving the ultimate answer to the psalmist’s question, “What is the human?”
Thus it would seem to be a part of this kind of research to find the right balance between the text, authorship, ... Cf. A. Vanhoye, Structure and Message of the Epistle to the Hebrews, translated by J. Swetnam SJ, Roma: Editrice ...
Author: Francis Etheredge
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Scripture is an amazing word: this is a word that both acts at the heart of a person’s life and begets a testimony “like” itself. The more a person looks into the depths of this “word”, the clearer it is that there is both real human authorship and an incredibly subtle presence of the “divine Author”. There are not, however, two words; but one mysteriously enriched word of God: a word at once ancient and ever open to the challenges of contemporary questions and concerns. Secondly, if dialogue is a characteristic of God, Scripture “expresses” this through the multitude of voices through which it is written. So, whether it is a matter of listening to this word in the Church, drawing on foundational studies on the biblical text, or researching questions in embryology, philosophy, theology, marriage and ecumenism, a person is drawn into an amazingly fertile divine-human dialogue. Indeed, in the end, it is impossible to express the number of human beings who are in this dialogue; and, in that very impossibility, there is a glimpse of the mystery of God calling us to a dynamic communion. Finally, given the great challenge of thinking that a person is so immersed in a “subjectivism” that drowns inter-personal dialogue, the word of God comes to strengthen the search for truth and facilitates the investigations that transcend individuals, groups, nations, cultures and times. For Scripture cannot be more centred in a time, a place, a people; it cannot be more “subjective” in its account of an immense variety of human experience. But then, the very historical consistency of the fact that this heritage of utterly human experience has been able to “speak” to mankind as a whole, at any time, in any place, in any culture, is an incredibly convincing testimony that this is a unique word: a word that both arises out of a profound anthropology of man and can destroy isolation and effect communion. This book, then, takes up these questions, both intensely personal and profoundly contemporary, and lets the words “Listen Israel” resound throughout its pages.
Svendsen , Stefan N. Allegory Transformed: The Appropriation of Philonic Hermeneutics in the Letter to Hebrews. ... in the Theodicy of IV Ezra: A Study Illustrating the Significance of Form and Structure for the Meaning of the Book .
Author: Jihye Lee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In contrast to scholarly belief that the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews envisions the transcendent, heavenly world as the eschatological inheritance of God's people, Jihye Lee argues that a version of an Urzeit-Endzeit eschatological framework - as observed in some Jewish apocalyptic texts - provides a plausible background against which the arguments of Hebrews are most comprehensively explained. Instead of transcendence to the heavenly world that will come after the destruction of the shakable creation, Lee suggests the possibility of a more dualistic new world. By first defining Urzeit-Endzeit eschatology, Lee is then able to explore its place in both pre and post 70 CE Second Temple Judaism. In examining Enoch, the Qumran Texts, Jubilees, the Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch and finally the Book of Revelation, Lee compares a multitude of eschatological visions and the different depictions of the transformation of the world, judgement and the new world to come. Bringing these texts together to analyse the issue of God's Rest in Hebrews, and the nature of the Unshakable Kingdom, Lee concludes that Hebrews envisions the kingdom as consisting of both the revealed heavenly world and the renewed creation as the eschatological venue of God's dwelling place with his people.
See discussion in Lane, Hebrews 1–8, 188; Bruce, Hebrews, 171 n. 70; Peterson, Hebrews and Perfection, 113. 72. See A. Vanhoye, Structure and Message of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Subsidia Biblica 12; Rome: Pontifical Biblical ...
Author: Scott Hahn
Publisher: Yale University Press
While the canonical scriptures were produced over many centuries and represent a diverse library of texts, they are unified by stories of divine covenants and their implications for God's people. In this book, Scott Hahn shows how covenant, as an overarching theme, makes possible a coherent reading of the diverse traditions found within the canonical scriptures. Biblical covenants, though varied in form and content, all serve the purpose of extending sacred bonds of kinship, Hahn explains. Specifically, divine covenants form and shape a father-son bond between God and the chosen people. Biblical narratives turn on that fact, and biblical theology depends upon it. The author demonstrates how divine sonship represents a covenant relationship with God that has been consistent throughout salvation history. --From publisher's description.