Saturday, October 31, 2009

October 2009 Hebrews Carnival

The book of Hebrews has been getting considerably more attention this past month.

We begin with some book reviews:

Rafael Rodriguez continues his posts on Gabriella Gelardini's edited volume, Hebrews: Contemporary Methods--New Insights, with a reflection and review of Scott Hahn's essay, "Covenant, Cult, and the Curse-of-Death: Διαθηκη in Heb 9:15-22." In a second post, More on Hebrews, he reviews essays by Gelardini, Ellen Aitken, Knut Backhaus, and Benjamin Dunning. I share his skepticism about Aitken's reading of Hebrews. He finishes his review with some comments on Pamela Eisenbaum's and James Millers' essays.

Rafael now has begun a review of Barry Joslin's, Hebrews, Christ, and the Law: The Theology of the Mosaic Law in Hebrews 7:1-10:18.

Diglot has a review on Faithful to the End: An Introduction to Hebrews through Revelation by Terry Wilder, J. Daryl Charles, and Kendell Easley. He also reviews Ben Witherington's Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude.

Next we turn to the text of Hebrews:

Peter Head continues his posts on textual criticism of Hebrews in P46 with some notes on Hebrews 2:9.

Tommy Wasserman notes the registration of the newly-discovered Hebrews fragment as P126.

Wasserman also draws attention to an article by Martin Karrer on Hebrews and the LXX (Karrer has also written a two-volume commentary on Hebrews in German).

Next we consider specific passages on Hebrews:

William Varner ponders whether the the author of Psalm 8 (quoted in Hebrews 2) had Jesus in mind or whether Jesus is the fulfillment of the psalm in the sense he is the ultimate human being.

Jason quotes a passage from William Lane on Hebrews 2:14 regarding the devil and death.

Ken Schenck resumes his explanatory notes with posts on Hebrews 2:9-18, Hebrews 10:1-18 and Hebrews 10:19-39.

William Watson Birch has a discussion on the meaning of archegos (author) in Hebrews 2:10 and 12:2 in one of his discussions about Jacob Arminius' theology.

Joel Watts offers a comparison of translations on Hebrews 6:1-18.

Peter Lopez offers his study notes for Hebrews 6 and Hebrews 7. He also gives his reflections on Week 4, Week 5, and Week 6 of his Bible Study.

Stuart Mizelle revisits Hebrews 10:24, offering his own rendering of the verse.

Rick Saenz discusses the word peitho in Hebrews 13:17 and concludes that the word in context means more than to obey your leaders, but also to have confidence in them and to trust in them. Alan Knox concurs. See his older post, Obey and Submit?.

Finally, we conclude with some general reflections on Hebrews:

Clifford Kvidahl, in his post, Come, Let Us Go to the Wilderness, relates his view that the author "wanted his readers to see themselves as members with OT Israel in their wilderness journey." Could this be the reason why the author focuses on the tabernacle rather than the temple? In a second post, Faith in the Wilderness, he considers the placement of the faith chapter within the overall presentation of Hebrews.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Newly Arrived from Windows Booksellers

When I arrived home this evening, a package from Windows Booksellers was waiting for me. Inside was a Catholic commentary by Francois Cornelius Ceulemans, Commentarius in epistolas S. Pauli ad Ephesios, ad Philippenses, ad Colossenses, 1-2 ad Thessalonicenses, 1-2 ad Timotheum, ad Titum, ad Philemonem, ad Hebraeos. The original edition was published in 1902, but this third edition is from 1933.

It was the only available copy that I could find on the internet. The book is still in fairly good condition, but a number of pages are still uncut.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Dissertation

I just came across this new dissertation which was only completed last month:

Heemstra, Marius. "How Rome's Administration of the Fiscus Judaicus Accelerated the Parting of the Ways between Judaism and Christianity: Rereading 1 Peter, Revelation, the Letter to the Hebrews, and the Gospel of John in their Roman and Jewish Contexts." Ph.D. diss., Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2009.

The website is in Dutch, but the dissertation is in English.

Additional Resources Added

I continue to add links to articles and books to my resources pages. Among the most noteworthy additions are:

Bauckham, Richard. "Monotheism and Christology in Hebrews 1." Pages 167-85 in Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism. Edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Wendy E. S. North. 2004.

Blair, Merryl. "'According to the Order of Melchizedek': Hebrews 7 and the Priesthood of Christ."

Colijn, Brenda B. "'Let Us Approach': Soteriology in the Epistle to the Hebrews." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 39.4 (1996): 571-86.

Decker, Rodney J. "The Warnings of Hebrews Three and Four." Journal of Ministry and Theology 5 (2001): 5-27.

Gleason, Randall C. "Angels and the Eschatology of Heb 1-2." New Testament Studies 49 (2003): 90-107.

Irons, Lee. "Entering God's Rest by Faith: Realized Eschatology in Hebrews 3:7-4:11." 2007.

Kobelski, Paul J. "Melchizedek in Hebrews 7." Pages 115-29 in Melchizedek and Melchiresa'. 1981.

Koester, Helmut. "'Outside the Camp': Hebrews 13.9-14." Harvard Theological Review 55 (1962): 299-315.

Wallace, David. "The Use of Psalms in the Shaping of a Text: Psalm 2:7 and Psalm 110:1 in Hebrews 1." Restoration Quarterly 45 (2003): 41-50.

Welch, Charles H. Perfection or Perdition: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews. 1973.

I have also added links to some public domain commentaries (A. W. Pink, Robert Jamieson, B. W. Johnson, Matthew Henry, F. B. Meyer etc.) for the sake of completeness.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Scott Hahn Articles Added

I want to thank Scott Hahn for alerting to me to his online articles on Hebrews. The following two articles have been added:

Hahn, Scott. "A Broken Covenant and the Curse of Death: A Study of Hebrews 9:15-22." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 66.3 (2004): 416-36.

Hahn, Scott. "Covenant, Cult, and the Curse-of-Death: Διαθηκη in Heb 9:15-22." Pages 65-88 in Hebrews: Contemporary Methods - New Insights. Edited by Gabriella Gelardini. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

He also informed me of his recent volume in the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library containing a lengthy chapter on Hebrews:
Chapter 10: "Hebrews 1-9: Covenant, Oath, and Royal Priestly Primogeniture." Pages 278-331, 467-482 in Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's Saving Promises. Yale, 2009.

As a bonus, you can click on his name above to access all of his online articles and his personal website. :-)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Even More Books Added!

I have added the following titles to the Electronic Books page (This puts the listing at over 200 volumes!):

Anonymous. Epistres de Saint Paul à Timothée, à Tite, à Philémon, & aux Hébreux, Volume 2. 1709. [Hebrews begins on page 390]

Arnaud, A. Essais de commentaires sur les épitres de S. Paul et des autres apotres. 1853. [Hebrews begins on page 272]

Bachasse, Frédéric. L'hypothèse de M. Chavannes sur l'épitre aux Hébreux et son appréciation critique. 1856.

Bacmeister, Lucas. Disputatio complectens summam et ordinem doctrinae, in epistola ad Hebraeos traditae, De sacerdotio et sacrificio Christi: instituta, ut studiosi ad lectionem eius epistolae invitentur. 1569.

Brenz (Brentio), Johannes (Ioanne). In epistolam, quam Paulus apostolus ad Hebraeos scripsit de persona et officio domini nostri Iesu Christi Commentarius. 1571.

Capillery, Adolphe. Christ et son oeuvre rédemptrice d'après l'épître aux Hébreux. 1866.

Daillé, Jean. XXIII sermons sur le XIIe chapitre de l'Epître aux Hébreux, prononcés à Charenton, avec un sermon sur le verset 1 du chapitre XIII. 1672.

Desprez, Guillaume and Jean Desessartz, eds. Epistres de Saint Paul a Timothée, a Tite, à Philemon, & aux Hebreux. 1711.

Galenus, Matthaus. Commentarius in D. Pauli ad Hebraeos Epistolam. 1599.

Grotius, Hugo. Annotationes in Novum Testamentum: Pauli Epistolas ad Ephesios-Philemonem et in Epist. ad Hebraeos. Volume 7 of Annotationes in Novum Testamentum. 1829.

Hemmingsen, Niels. Commentarius in epistolam apostolicam ad Hebraeos. 1568.

Hulsius, Paulus and Johannes Wilhelmius. Verklaring van de brief van den apostel Paulus ann den Hebreen: in hondert en vyf kerkredenen in de Academiekerk van Groningen, Volume 1. 1725.

Hulsius, Paulus and Johannes Wilhelmius. Verklaring van de brief van den apostel Paulus ann den Hebreen: in hondert en vyf kerkredenen in de Academiekerk van Groningen, Volume 2. 1725.

Hunnius, Aegidius. Exegesis epistolae ad Hebraeos. 1589.

Laharpe, Henry Louis. Essai critique sur l'authenticité de l'Epitre aux Hébreux. 1832.

Lomb, Conrad. Commentarius in divi Pauli apostoli epistolam ad Hebraeos. 1843.

Maunoury, Auguste François. Commentaire sur les Epîtres de saint Paul à Timothée, à Tite, à Philémon, aux Hébreux. Volume 4 of Commentaire sur les Epîtres de saint Paul. 1882.

Monod, Horace. L'épître aux Hébreux n'est pas de Paul. 1838.

Osiander, Lucas. Epistola ad Hebraeos, Iacobi, Prima et Secunda Petri, Prima, Secunda, & Tertia Ioannis, Iude & Apocalypsis Ioannis: Omnia iuxta Veterem seu Vulgatam Translationem, ad Graecum textum emendata . . . . 1584.

Peirce, James and Johann David Michaelis. Paraphrasis et notae philologicae atque exegeticae in Epistolam ad Hebraeos. 1747.

Reuss, Eduard. L'épître aux hébreux: essai d'une traduction nouvelle accompagné d'un commentaire. 1862.

Reville, Jean Auguste. Theses de epistolae ad Hebraeos authentia. 1817.

Ribera, Francisco de. In epistolam B. Pauli Apostoli ad Hebraeos Commentarij . . . . 1600.

Rosenmuller, Johann Georg. Scholia in Novum Testamentum: Pauli Epostolas ad Timotheum, Titum, Philemonem, et Hebraeos; Epistolam Iacobi, utramque Petri, Epistolas Ioannis, Epistolam Iudae et Apocalypsin Ioannis. Volume 5 of D. Io. Georgii Rosenmülleri Scholia in Novum Testamentum. 1808.

Seyffarth, Traugott Augustus. De epistolae, quae dicitur, ad Hebraeos indole maxime peculiari. 1821.

Streso, Casparus. Commentarius analytico-practicus in epistolam ad Hebraeos: CXX Concionibus Ecclesiae Christi, quae Hagae-Comitum colligitur, propositus, studio et opera. 1661.

Vidal, François. De l'authenticité de l'Epître aux Hébreux. 1829.

Friedrich Bleek Books Added

I have just added the following Friedrich Bleek books to the electronic books listing:

Bleek, Friedrich. Der Brief an die Hebraer erlautert durch Einleitung, Uebersetzung, und fortlaufenden Commentar. Vol. 1. 1828.

Bleek, Friedrich. Der Brief an die Hebraer. Vol. 2 Part 1. 1836.

Bleek, Friedrich. Der Brief an die Hebraer. Vol. 2 Part 2. 1840.

Bleek, Friedrich. Der Hebraerbrief. Edited by Karl August Windrath. 1868.

I don't know how I missed them!

Also I added the following book a few days ago:

Huyghe, P. Carolo. Commentarius in Epistolam ad Hebraeos. 1901.

I am continually adding new resources as I come across them, so if you know of something that is missing, I would appreciate it if you would let me know.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Filologia Neotestamentaria Articles Added

The following have been added to the electronic articles page:

Hilhorst, A. "Sind die Hebraer trage geworden?: Zu den Aussagen uber die Adreaasaten in Hebr 5 und 6." Filologia Neotestamentaria 12 (1999): 161-66.

Swetnam, James. "Another Note on ΛΟΓΟΣ as Christ in Hebrews 4,12-13." Filologia Neotestamentaria 18 (2005): 129-33.

Swetnam, James. "The Context of the Crux at Hebrews 5,7-8." Filologia Neotestamentaria 14 (2001): 101-120.