Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hebrews Highlights - June 2020

James Arlandson tries to answer the question, Who Was Melchizedek?
He then tries to answer the question, Does Hebrews 7:1–10 Teach Church Policy on Tithing?

Chris Ritter has started a series on Hebrews: Greater Than: The Covenant of the Son. It includes a brief introduction and discussion of chapters 1 and 2. Part two: A Sharp Word for Serious Times deals with chapters 3 and 4. Part three: Detours covers chapters 5 and 6. His fourth installment is on Jesus, Our Melchizedek.

Ken Schenck has started reviewing Susan Docherty's monograph, The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews. Part 1.
Part 2: Previous Scholarship.
Part 3: The Study of Midrash.
Part 4: Septuagintal Studies.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

An Earth Bible Commentary on Hebrews

Bloomsbury has announced the publication of this new commentary:

Jeffrey S. Lamp. Hebrews: An Earth Bible Commentary: A City That Cannot Be Shaken.

"In this new ecological commentary on the letter to the Hebrews, Jeffrey S. Lamp makes use of approaches developed in the relatively new field of Ecological Hermeneutics to shed light upon the connection of Hebrews with Earth.

Hebrews is frequently characterized as portraying a dualistic cosmology that diminishes the material world, muting the voice of Earth. Conversely, Lamp argues that though Hebrews cannot be construed as an ecological treatise, the contours of the letter's presentation may be subverted by reading from an ecological perspective, such that cues provided by the author of Hebrews serve as opportunities to hear Earth's voice in the letter. Three movements, corresponding to thematic interests of the author of Hebrews, form the framework of this ecological reading: the Son as the agent of creation, the Son depicted as the Second Adam, and the New Jerusalem as the eschatological dwelling place of God. This ecological reading of Hebrews aims to shape its readers into those who fulfill the soteriological aims of God in and for the world."

Friday, June 5, 2020

My Newest Acquisition

I just got in the mail today this rare copy of a dissertation that I had not known about previously:

Ngoupa, Hans Ejengele. “La perfection dans l’Épître aux Hébreux.” Ph.D. diss., Institute Protestant de Théologie, Montpellier, 1982.