He thinks The Epistle to the Hebrews
is a product of preaching that conforms to the rules of Semitic rhetoric, including various genres of parallelism, synonymism, and antithesis and complementarity, all case in a concentrically symmetrical schema.
Admitting the realities of blind chance and wish-fulfillment, Buechner moves toward another explanation by quoting the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews
on faith, "the conviction of things not seen.
Appealing to the fact that Jesus was never called "priest" by his contemporaries, Wills rejects the very idea of priesthood--thus denying not only the teaching of the Epistle to the Hebrews
but with it the whole idea of doctrinal development and tradition, both central to Catholicism.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares,' advises the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews
Catholic Epistles are therefore universal, serious and weighty; such are the twelve that we have commented on and such is the Epistle to the Hebrews
which, with Christ's help, we shall elucidate after this one.
De fide ad Petrum, 22, quoted in The Navarre Bible, The epistle to the Hebrews
, Texts and commentaries, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 1991, p.
Show hospitality to strangers," the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews
writes, "for thereby some have entertained angels unaware" (Heb.
This work is an exegetical analysis of the text of the epistle itself He thinks The Epistle to the Hebrews
is a product of preaching that conforms to the rules of Semitic rhetoric, including various genres of parallelism, synonymism, and antithesis and complementarily, all cast in a concentrically symmetrical schema.
Once scholarship determined that Paul did not write it, the Epistle to the Hebrews
was dismissed as the product of an anonymous eccentric tangential to the course of early Christianity.
deftly summarizes his findings while briefly indicating their significance for understanding Christ's sacrifice in the Epistle to the Hebrews
Among specific topics are the Torah as a norm for redaction and interpretation, allegorical interpretation of scripture as exemplified by Philo of Alexandria, the sermons in the Books of Acts showing how the Old Testament is prophecy about Christ, Christ surpasses the Old Testament institutions in the Epistle to the Hebrews
, early rabbinic interpretation of the Bible, the apostolic fathers, and Origen's way of the soul toward perfection.
She is currently writing two books, one on the apostle Paul and one on the Epistle to the Hebrews
The pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Washington, DC, Lee points out that both the term and the concept of covenant or testament is present only sporadically throughout the history of Christian thought, with two notable exceptions: the Epistle to the Hebrews
where is it thick on the ground, and Reformed theology of the 16th and 17th centuries where it served as a crystal around which federal theology grew.