Saturday, July 16, 2016
New Tyndale Bulletin Article on Hebrews 12:24
Kim, Kyu Seop. “Better Than the Blood of Abel? Some Remarks on Abel in Hebrews 12:24.” Tyndale Bulletin 67.1 (2016): 127–36.
"The sudden mention of Abel in Hebrews 12:24 has elicited a multiplicity of interpretations, but despite its significance, the meaning of 'Abel' has not attracted the careful attention that it deserves. This study argues that 'Abel' in Hebrews 12:24 refers to Abel as an example who speaks to us through his right observation of the cult. Accordingly, Hebrews 12:24b means that Christ's cult is superior to the Jewish ritual. This interpretation fits exactly with the adjacent context contrasting Sinai and Zion symbols."