Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Book from Mohr Siebeck

I received a catalog from Mohr Siebeck in the mail today and noticed the announcement of a new book on Hebrews:

Susan E. Docherty, The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews: A Case Study in Early Jewish Bible Interpretation.

The blurb in the catalog reads as follows:

"Susan Docherty argues that the Letter to the Hebrews can be better understood if it read as an example of first century Jewish biblical interpretation, taking seriously the fact that it was written before the so-called "parting of the ways". Her study applies to key sections of Hebrews some of the highly sophisticated contemporary approaches to analyzing the exegetical techniques present in the Jewish midrashim, in order to provide a new and more precise explanation of the interpretative techniques at work in Hebrews, and of the often neglected question of the author's underlying axioms about the nature of scripture."

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