Saturday, March 23, 2019

An Old Dissertation Newly Published

The following dissertation is now available for purchase and/or download:

Worley, David Ripley, Jr. “God’s Faithfulness to Promise: The Hortatory Use of Commissive Language in Hebrews.” PhD diss., Yale University, 1981.

"David Worley's 1981 Yale University dissertation--revised with foreword by James Thompson and bibliographical addendum by Lee Zachary Maxey--explores the use commissive language, promises, and hortatory literature in the book of Hebrews. The author concludes that the use of commissive language in the book of Hebrews was not prompted by criticisms within the church over a delay in God’s promise keeping; rather that our author seized upon God’s commissive activity and the behavior of promisees of scripture as a way of emboldening a people tempted to withdraw from one another and from God to endure social and financial difficulties and to remain confident in the face of threats to the promise."

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hebrews at the Tyndale NT Study Group

Ian Paul has made an announcement of the upcoming Tyndale NT Study Group which will be meeting June 26–28, 2019 at the Tyndale House in Cambridge. One paper on Hebrews will be featured:

Philip Church (Laidlaw College, Auckland, NZ)
“In Speaking of a New Covenant, God Declares the First Obsolete” (Heb 8:13): Supersessionism in the Book of Hebrews.

Hebrews at SBL Regional Meetings

A few Hebrews papers are featured in a couple of regional meeting. This is what I could find. Some regional meetings are not very good about posting their programs.

Central States Regional Meeting
March 17–18
Eden Theological Seminary
St. Louis, MO

Sunday 1:00-5:00, New Testament I
3:30 Paul Bebout, London School of Theology“Sanctification in Hebrews 2:9–18 as an Instrument in the Formation of the Identity of the Children of God”
4:00 Matthew T. Kimbrough, Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary“‘Let Brotherly Love Continue’: A Socio-Cultural Analysis of the Familial Ecclesiology of Hebrews”

The New England and Eastern Canada Region
Friday, March 22, 2019
Tufts University
Medford, MA

SBL 2: Early Christianity
David Young, Boston University
Editions of the Corpus Paulinum and the Reception of the Epistle to the Hebrews

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Perkins Reviews Schreiner

Pheme Perkins reviews Thomas Schreiner's commentary on Hebrews in RBL.