Arguably the greatest Christian sermon ever written, yet one of the more neglected and difficult writings in the New Testament, the Letter to the Hebrews is, says the author, "a long reflection on Jesus as the definitive means of access to God." This book surveys scholarship about Hebrews and the progress made in that scholarship, and informs prospective students and theologians of resources available to them. This book addresses such issues as: authorship and date, setting and structure, use of the Old Testament, and theological formations and themes.
Arguably the greatest Christian scrmon ever written, yet one of the more neglected and difficult writings in the New Testament, the Letter to the Hebrews is, writes Daniel Harrington, "a long reflection on Jesus as the definitive means of access to God." which is a sermon in written from, explores the thcological significance of the early Christian confession of faith that "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3). In this survey of recent scholarship about Hebrews published since 1975, the author informs prospective students of resources available to them and what progress has been made in scholarship. As an introduction, the book highlights whorks that illumine the text in its first-century setting--"commentaries, setting, structure, and authorship. Then it discusses Hebrews' use of the Old Testament--"its hermencutical stance and use of biblical figures. Finally, the book treats the theology of Hebrews and some of its major themse. Biblical scholars, theologians, students, and pastors will find this work to be stimulating and enriching on the biblical, theological, and pastoral levels.
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