In addition to clear advances over past attempts at outlining Hebrews, the work suggests a fresh approach to text-linguistic analysis.
This study offers a lucid evaluation of both past proposals and present issues surrounding the structure of Hebrews. In addition to clear advances over past attempts at outlining Hebrews, the work suggests a fresh approach to text-linguistic analysis.
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.
THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS Let us not grow faint - hearted because of our trials : these trials are the proof that we are ... For criticisms of Vanhoye see J. Bligh , “ The Structure of Hebrews , " Heythrop Journal 5 ( 1964 ) , pp .
Author: F. F. Bruce
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
F.F. Bruce's study on the Epistle to the Hebrews is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world's leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.
Author: Cynthia Long WestfallPublish On: 2006-06-22
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.
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>
If ' word of exhortation means here , as in Acts 13:15 , a homily , it would suggest that the structure of the ... the traditional view was that the readers were Hebrews , we will begin with the traditional explanation of purpose .
Author: Donald Guthrie
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
A child describes situations that bring about fear, how it feels to be scared, and what can make things better.
in the fifth century BC.50 The identification of Hebrews as a homily has obvious benefits in determining its structure.51 The second perspective that he considers is the rhetorical character of Hebrews. Stanley cites Vanhoye's work in ...
Author: Lloyd Kim
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"The author of Hebrews is arguing that God himself has brought about the fulfillment of these institutions through his Son's priesthood, his once-for-all sacrifice, and the new covenant he inaugurated in the last days. These new institutions are never denied the Jews. In fact, the context of the epistle presumes that these are primarily for the Jews, considering that the author was speaking to a Jewish-Christian community. The author is not arguing for the abandonment by God of the Jewish people, but rather for the abandonment of the shadowy means by which God's people drew near to him. It is here we can speak of a qualified supersessionism. According to the author of Hebrews, the Levitical priesthood, the Mosaic covenant, and the Levitical sacrifices have been superseded by Jesus' priesthood, the new covenant, and Jesus' once-for-all sacrifice. "However, we conclude that the polemical passages in Hebrews do not promote hatred of the Jews, nor do they advocate the destruction of the Jewish people. Rather, the author of Hebrews stresses the fulfillment of specific Jewish institutions for the benefit of the Jews. It is this idea of fulfillment that rules out the charge that the epistle promotes the supercession of the Jewish people. Because of God's great love for his people, he has provided a superior way by which his people can draw near to him." --from the Conclusion
Author: Christopher T. HolmesPublish On: 2018-06-22
Although the various attempts to outline the literary or rhetorical structure of Hebrews are not without exegetical value, they often feel forced or artificial.48 Even more significantly, however, these approaches to the structure of ...
Author: Christopher T. Holmes
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
La 4e de couverture indique : "In this study, Christopher T. Holmes offers an analysis of Hebrews 12:18-29 and its role in the larger argument of Hebrews. It argues that the first-century treatise, De Sublimitate, provides a significant context for interpreting the rhetoric and style of Hebrews and sheds new light on the thought and genre of Hebrews."
This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology.
Author: William L. Lane
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.
Without any doubt, however, Hebrews scholarship owes the most fruitful impact regarding structure to Vanhoye, and subsequent scholarship is advised not to dismiss his original insight of a concentric composition.
Author: Gabriella Gelardini
In Deciphering the Worlds of Hebrews Gabriella Gelardini gathers fifteen essays on Hebrews that deal with topics such as structure and intertext, sin and faith, atonement and cult, as well as space and resistance.
... the nature of the Hebrew poetry ; and since they were not selected on account of any peculiarity in their structure ... admit that these are the particular laws of poesy by which the composition of the Hebrew bards was regulated .
This is a phrase-by-phrase commentary and exposition of the New Testament book of Hebrews.
Author: GARETH L. REESE
This is a phrase-by-phrase commentary and exposition of the New Testament book of Hebrews. This commentary is in use as a college textbook, yet is suitable for lay church members. Hebrews is one of the great sources for instruction in Christian faith, and for exhortations to faithfulness to Christ and His message. From start to finish, the author of Hebrews demonstrates the superiority of Jesus Christ, His message, and His covenant. For those of us living under this New Covenant, our desire to be faithful to Jesus Christ is based on the Son of God's superiority as a messenger, on the superior priestly line from which He comes, and on the once-for-all efficacy of the sacrifices and work which the Son of God has offered on our behalf. From start to finish, the exhortations and warnings in Hebrews point us to Jesus Christ Himself; He is the superior source and object of our desire to live "by faith." This commentary is conservative and evangelical Christian in its outlook, yet skillfully examines the Scriptures from multiple theological viewpoints. Introductory Studies cover canonicity, authorship and attestation, original audience to whom the letter was addressed, the place and date of writing, and the original author's purpose for writing. The Introductory Studies also discuss special questions raised about Hebrews by form critics - i.e., literary and rhetorical analysts of Biblical literature - regarding the structure of the book, in order to answer the question, Is Hebrews a treatise, a sermon, or an epistle? The topic of covenants and covenant theology is addressed in a special Appendix. Finally, this commentary provides a unique and compelling outline for the book, based on the exposition of key Old Testament passages central to each section of Hebrews and the summary explanations provided by the Hebrews writer himself at 8:1 and 13:22. Since this commentary presumes the God-inspired nature of all Biblical writing, the author seeks to harmonize the teachings of Hebrews with other relevant Scriptures, and also helpfully examines the original language in which the book was written. A fully annotated bibliography of other commentaries on Hebrews is included to encourage readers to extend their own studies. This volume continues the author's commentary series on the books of the New Testament, and is written from the unique standpoint of the Restoration Movement, a position which allows him to approach Scripture with no special theological doctrine or dogma to defend and explicate. This approach provides an unhindered freedom to listen to what the Holy Spirit would tell us within the pages of the sacred Scriptures. By deliberately employing the grammatico-historical method of interpretation, the Word of God is allowed to impress upon our minds the intent the Divine Author had in mind. In past generations, Restoration Movement preachers preached regularly from Hebrews; their audiences committed great portions of this book to memory and sought to live daily in light of what they had heard and learned. They did this because Hebrews provides a striking source of hope, boldness, grace, assurance, mercy, and motivation for staying true to Jesus Christ. The letter is an encouragement to remain faithful, for He alone provides the only real, working, efficacious, propitiatory sacrifice for sins that will ever be offered. It is for us to "hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful" (10:23), so that God will not be ashamed to be called our God (11:16) and we who have believed may enter the rest He offers (4:3). The author is Professor Emeritus of the New Testament at Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO).
The book of Hebrews has often been the Cinderella of the New Testament, overlooked and marginalized; and yet it is one of the most interesting and theologically significant books in the New Testament.
Author: Richard Bauckham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The book of Hebrews has often been the Cinderella of the New Testament, overlooked and marginalized; and yet it is one of the most interesting and theologically significant books in the New Testament. A Cloud of Witness examines the theology of the book in the light of its ancient historical context. There are chapters devoted to the structure of Hebrews, the person of Jesus Christ, Hebrews within the context of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman empire and the role of Hebrews in early Christian thought.
the Old Testament citations in Hebrews in determining its overall structure , and suggest that an extended critique of his proposals from this perspective might be fruitful . Surely , for example , there is more to be said than we find ...
Author: Susan E. Docherty
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Manchester, 2007.
O. Michel, W. Kümmel, and others have rightly suggested that the purpose of Hebrews must be extracted primarily from the hortatory sections.41 unlike Luke-Acts, which is an example of narrative discourse in terms of surface structure, ...
Author: David L. Allen
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
A new volume in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE AND THEOLOGY series, Lukan Authorship of Hebrews explains why Luke is the likely author of the book of Hebrews. The ramifications of this possibility are then detailed in depth, including the way Hebrews informs the interpretation of the books of Luke and Acts. Also present throughout is commentary author David L. Allen’s thorough analysis of the writing style similarities between Hebrews, Luke, and Acts.