Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hebrews Papers at ETS 2010

This year's Evangelical Theological Society meeting has several papers related to the book of Hebrews:

Wednesday, November 17:

Wesleyan Studies
11:00-11:40 am
Gareth Lee Cockerill (Wesley Biblical Seminary)
‘Justification’ or ‘Perfection’? Salvation in the Letter to the Hebrews

Justification in the NT and Early Fathers
3:40-4:20 pm
Gareth Lee Cockerill (Wesley Biblical Seminary)
More than Paul: the Justification: Debate and the Letter to the Hebrews

Thursday, November 18:

Letter to the Hebrews Section
Moderator: Herb Bateman (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)

2:50-3:30 pm
Paul Hartog (Faith Baptist Theological Seminary)
Hebrews 2:9 and the “Orthodox Corruption of Scripture”

3:40-4:20 pm
Joseph R. Dodson (Ouachita Baptist University)
Ethical Exhortations in the Letter to the Hebrews and the writings of Seneca

4:30-5:10 pm
Todd R. Chipman (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Where is Exhortation in Hebrews? Discourse Analysis and Genre Division in the Epistle to the Hebrew

5:20-6:00 pm
Panel Discussion

Friday, November 19:

Letter to the Hebrews Section
Moderator: Jon Laansma (Wheaton College)

1:40-2:20 pm
Daniel J. Treier and Christopher Atwood (Wheaton College (IL)
The Living Word versus the Proof Text? Hebrews in Modern Systematic Theology

2:30-3:10 pm
Mickey L. Mattox (Marquette University)
Martin Luther and Hebrews

3:20-4:00 pm
Kelly M. Kapic (Covenant College)
Typology, Christology, and John Owen’s Theological Reading of Hebrews

4:10-4:50 pm
Panel Discussion

Justification in Paul

1:40-2:20 pm
Benjamin J. Ribbens (Wheaton College)
Forensic-Retributive Justification in Romans 3:21-26: Paul’s Doctrine of Justification in Dialogue with Hebrews 

Friday, September 24, 2010

John Paul Heil - Hebrews: Chiastic Structures and Audience Response

I have just discovered the publication of this new book on Hebrews:

Heil, John Paul. Hebrews : Chiastic Structures and Audience Response. The Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 46. Washington, DC : Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2010.

John Paul Heil is professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America.

Jeffrey Khee - Lecture Notes on Hebrews

Recently, a new Facebook group, entitled "New Testament Scholarship Worldwide," was started by Johnson Thomaskutty, a former colleague of mine when I was at Princeton Theological Seminary. He states that "The paramount concern of this group is the "integration of Eastern and Western New Testament Scholarship." I recently sent an inquiry out requesting links to any articles or books by scholars from the global south or east. I have not received any responses yet from this inquiry, but I did stumble across the following:

Jeffrey Khoo. Hebrews. Lecture Notes. Far Eastern Bible College, Singapore.

A link to these notes has been added to the electronic articles page.

New Hebrews Consultation

I just got word from Eric Mason:

The new Hebrews consultation for the International SBL has just been approved.  David Moffitt and Eric F. Mason are co-chairs.  The group begins with the 2011 meeting in London, and the call for papers will appear on the SBL website shortly.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Steve Motyer on Physical Community in Hebrews

The following article has been added to electronic articles:

Motyer, Steve. “‘Not Apart from Us’ (Hebrews 11:40): Physical Community in the Letter to the Hebrews.” Evangelical Quarterly 77 (2005): 235-47.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

David Gooding, Unshakeable Kingdom

I have added a link to the following book which is available electronically:

Gooding, David. Unshakeable Kingdom: An Exposition on the Epistle to the Hebrews. 1989.

David Willoughby Gooding, MA, PhD, professor emeritus of Old Testament Greek at Queen's University Belfast, is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Professor Gooding travels extensively, giving lectures and, besides academic works, is the author of expository books on Luke, John 13-17, Acts and Hebrews.

Interview with David Allen

Charles Savelle has a brief interview with David Allen about the upcoming Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop featuring the book of Hebrews.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Articles Added

The following articles have been added to the electronic articles page:

Redden, Lester. "Hebrews a Petrine Document." Bibliotheca sacra 68.272 (1911): 684-92.

Riley, I. Woodbridge. "The Letters of Junius and the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Comparative Study in Higher Criticism." Bibliotheca sacra 58 (1901): 607-31.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Review of Lloyd Kim, Polemic in the Book of Hebrews

Review of Biblical Literature has added a new review on:

Lloyd Kim. Polemic in the Book of Hebrews: Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Supersessionism? Eugene, Oreg.: Wipf & Stock, 2006.

The review is by Lars Kierspel

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Article in NTS

New article on Hebrews:

Joshua W. Jipp. "The Son's Entrance into the Heavenly World: The Soteriological Necessity of the Scriptural Catena in Hebrews 1:5-14." New Testament Studies 56 (2010): 557-75.


Hebrews 1.5-14 has proved difficult to integrate within the author's larger literary project. More recent scholarship has emphasized rightly that the catena centers upon the Son of God's royal enthronement, but the question as to why the author should begin his argument this way has yet to be answered. In this essay I argue that the event which the catena describes, namely the Son's enthronement to the heavenly world, is critical for the entire logic of the author's argument regarding how humanity's salvation is accomplished. The likelihood of this conclusion is bolstered by the rarely recognized inclusio between 1.5-14 and 12.18-29. Finally, I briefly examine four texts which suggest that the author envisions the Son's narrative, particularly his entrance into God's heavenly realm as described in 1.5-14, as a soteriological necessity, and pattern, for humanity.

The Son's Entrance into the Heavenly World: The Soteriological Necessity of the Scriptural Catena in Hebrews 1.5-14

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop On Hebrews

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will be hosting an Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop featuring the book of Hebrews.

Thinking about attending ...

HT: Charles Savelle

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

SBL 2010 Annual Meeting

I received my SBL annual meeting guidebook today, so I thought it was a good time to mention the papers on Hebrews that will be given at this year's annual meeting (click on the links for the abstracts):

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD - Hotel TBDEkkehard Stegemann, Presiding

Fritz Graf, Ohio State University
“You Have Become Dull of Hearing”: Hebrews 5:11 and the Rhetoric of Conversion (30 min)
Pamela Eisenbaum, Iliff School of Theology, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (10 min)

David M. Allen, Queen's Foundation, Birmingham
Faithfulness in the Things before God: Caleb Typology in the Letter to the Hebrews (30 min)
Gabriella Gelardini, University of Basel, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (10 min)

James W. Thompson, Abilene Christian University
Strangers on the Earth: Philosophical Perspective on the Promise of God (30 min)
Kenneth Schenck, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Hanover Hall F - Hyatt RegencyTheme: Possible Provenances of Merkavah Mysticism

Silviu Bunta, University of Dayton
The Convergence of Adamic and Merkabah Traditions in the Christology of Hebrews (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Sabbath in Text, Tradition, and Theology
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: A705 - Marriott MarquisTheme: The Sabbath in the First and Second Century

Michael Allen, Knox Theological Seminary
Is Hebrews a Supersessionist Text? Sabbath Theology in 3:7-4:13 as Test Case (30 min)

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Hanover Hall E - Hyatt RegencyTheme: Emerging Studies
Kenneth Schenck, Presiding

Matthew D. Larsen, Church of the Incarnation (Episcopal), Dallas, TX, USA and Michael Svigel, Dallas Theological Seminary
The First Century Two Ways Catechesis as the Background of Hebrews 6.1–6 (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

David M. Moffitt, Duke University
Blood, Life, and Purification: Reassessing Hebrews’ Christological Appropriation of Yom Kippur (20 min)
Break (5 min)

Eric F. Mason, Judson University
Hebrews and Second Temple Jewish Traditions on the Origins of Angels (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Scott D. Mackie, Independent Scholar
Early Christian Eschatological Experience in the Warnings and Exhortations of Hebrews (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

D. Jeffrey Bingham, Dallas Theological Seminary
Irenaeus and Hebrews (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Discussion (25 min)

Ecological Hermeneutics
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room TBD - Hotel TBDTheme: Ecology and the New Testament

Jeffrey S. Lamp, Oral Roberts University
"We Have an Altar" (Hebrews 13:10): The Reclamation of Reinterpreted Liturgy for Ecological Responsibility (30 min)