Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hebrews Carnival February 2013

There has been very little activity on the blogs about the book of Hebrews in the past couple of months.  Here are few posts that may be of interest:

Fred Sanders provides Three Vintage Posts on Hebrews.

Rich Shields reflects on Hebrews 4:15 and the NIV.

Clifford Kvidahl has some thoughts on Jesus in the Book of Hebrews.

David Capes discusses some of the process involved in the production of his book, The Voice of Hebrews.

Swetnam on Hebrews 4:2

James Swetnam has published a new article on Hebrews:

"The Meaning of toi/j a)kou/sasin at Hebrews 4,2." Biblica 93 (2012): 601-608.

Here is the abstract of the article:

"The words toi/j a)kou/sasin in Heb 4,2 are frequently taken as referring either to the Israelites of the desert generation who, in contrast to the majority, did believe in God’s care, or to the Christians who, in contrast to the desert generation, do believe. After indicating why each interpretation is unsatisfactory, the note argues from the wording of the entire verse in the context of the epistle as a whole that the words refer to the Christians who heard the words of the Lord as he instituted the Eucharist. He is the one who, through the linkage of faith, makes entrance into God’s rest possible."

Swetnam tends to find the Eucharist behind every bush in Hebrews (metaphorically speaking).  I often find his articles unpersuasive, but I provide the link here, so that my learned readers can decide for themselves.

Peeler Review of Moyise

Amy Peeler reviews Steve Moyise, The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation in RBL.

I have a review in the works on the same book, but I have been buried in work the past several months.