Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hebrews Carnival July & August 2013

Since there was only one blog post for July, the July and August blog posts are combined here:

Ken Schenck discusses the Ethnicity of Hebrews' Audience.

Henry Neufeld discusses David Alan Black's Rhetorical Analysis of Hebrews 1:1–4.  Black's article, "Hebrews 1:1–4: A Study in Discourse Analysis," is now available online and has been added to the articles page.

Charles Savelle has a quote about Biblical Theology and the Book of Hebrews from Gerald Bray's article, "Biblical Theology and From Where It Came."

James McGrath identifies The Most Shocking Verse in Hebrews.

Ken Schenck declares that his Hebrews life is now complete.

Jared Calaway announces that his book, Sabbath and Sanctuary is now available in print from Mohr Siebeck.  He also declares that Hebrews 9:23 Really Bothers Him.

Jacob Cerone links to an article he wrote on his post The Use of γράφω and its Compounds in Eusebius: Origen and Pauline Authorship of Hebrews?

Abram Kielsmeier-Jones has a lengthy post on Hebrews 11.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Article by Barnard

Jody Barnard informed me that he has a new article out:

"Ronald Williamson and the Background of Hebrews." Expository Times 124 (July 2013): 469–79.

"In 1976 Ronald Williamson published a brief article in the Expository Times suggesting that an early form of Merkavah mysticism best explains some of the distinctive features of Hebrews. The purpose of the present article is to revisit this suggestion in the light of subsequent research, and to set forth a revised and more robust version."

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Kibbe Review of Steyn

Mike Kibbe has a new review for the Themelios journal:

Gert J. Steyn. A Quest for the Assumed LXX Vorlage of the Explicit Quotations in Hebrews. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Article on Melchizedek

I stumbled across this article while looking for something else:

Dae-I Kang. "The Royal Components of Melchizedek in Hebrews 7." Perichoresis 10.1 (2012): 95–124.

A PDF file is available for immediate download.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Paul the Author of Hebrews?

I was just made aware of this forthcoming book:

David Alan Black. The Authorship of Hebrews: The Case for Paul. Energion Publications

Blurb from the website:
"Over the last few centuries the authorship of the book of Hebrews has been a contentious topic, but lately a strong scholarly consensus has emerged that Paul was not the author. There is no similar consensus about who did author the book; the consensus is entirely negative. Nonetheless, it takes some courage for a scholar to risk his reputation by challenging a so thoroughly assured conclusion of many scholars.

Yet this is precisely what Dr. David Alan Black has done. In this book he adapts some of his previous scholarly work for a broader audience, demonstrating both how one goes about determining the authorship of an ancient work, and also how one challenges a scholarly consensus. And that is also why we have chosen this volume as the inaugural volume of our Participatory Study Series – Topic Line Drives.

Millions of churchgoers look to the introductions to various books in their study Bibles to answer questions of date, authorship, and background. But only those who read more than one introduction will be fully aware of the disagreements among scholars about those conclusions. How is it that scholars make a determination about authorship?

This book is for those who want to dig deeper than the notes in a study Bible and who want to understand what stands behind those conclusions. Dr. Black has paid his dues in the practice of scholarship, and here he demonstrates how one challenges such a consensus. At the same time he will guide the reader through the various factors that influence a decision about the authorship of a book.

We hope this book will give new life to your Bible study and will challenge you to study further, not just about this subject, but about many others."