Bob Trube has a brief review of R. B. Jamieson, The Paradox of Sonship: Christology in the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Monday, April 11, 2022
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Seal, David. “An Encounter with God: Hearing the Divine in Hebrews 3:7–11.” Journal of Reformed Theology 15 (2021): 70–85.
"Scholars acknowledge that most ancient people experienced the written text of Hebrews by hearing it read out loud. Several studies also recognize the book’s emphasis on divine speech. However, research has not examined how the occurrences of divine speech in Hebrews would have been spoken by the person reading the text once it arrived at its intended destination or how the speech would have been perceived by the communities that heard it recited. The oral cultural context from which Hebrews originated decisively shaped the form and delivery of the written divine speech and must be considered in any analysis. In this study I will address this gap by examining how the divine word from Psalm 95 cited in Hebrews 3:7–11 might have been vocalized in its original context and examine the kinds of rhetorical appeals the author made to the audience."
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Thursday, March 3, 2022
"Cyril of Alexandria (c. 378–444) was one of the most significant figures in the early church: bishop of the church, defender of orthodoxy, proponent of Alexandrian theology. Indeed, he is probably best known as the supporter of the term Theotokos (God-bearer) with regard to Mary in opposition to Nestorius during the early Christological controversies.
But Cyril viewed himself, first and foremost, as an interpreter of Scripture. In this volume in IVP Academic's Ancient Christian Texts series, Joel Elowsky and David Maxwell offer—for the first time in English—a translation of the surviving Greek and Syriac fragments of Cyril's commentaries on four New Testament epistles: Romans, 1–2 Corinthians, and Hebrews.
Abounding with Cyril's insights regarding these canonical texts and biblical themes such as the triune nature of God, Christ's sacrificial death, and justification, these commentaries are essential tools for understanding Cyril's reading of Holy Scripture.
Ancient Christian Texts is a series of new translations, most of which are here presented in English for the first time. The series provides contemporary readers with the resources they need to study for themselves the key writings of the early church. The texts represented in the series are full-length commentaries or sermon series based on biblical books or extended scriptural passages."
New book:Hebrews’ Cosmogonic Presuppositions: Its First-Century Philosophical Context. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2022.
"This book answers the following question: what was the mindset about the creation of Hebrews' author? This book shows a summary of Hebrews' assertions on the origin of everything, i.e., on cosmogony. This book introduces a new methodology which allows the discovery of a document's position on topics other than its main topic, i.e., a methodology that could be termed a "text-linguistic exclusion" and which consists of four steps: 1) identification, 2) exclusion, 3) simplification, and 4) organization. Finally, this book shows that the relationship between Hebrews and its first-century philosophy is not antagonistic or confrontational, since Hebrews seems not to try to correct these other cosmogonies but only presents its particular and coherent point of view."
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
New book just out:
Loader, William R. G. Christology, Soteriology, and Ethics in John and Hebrews: Collected Essays. WUNT 478. Mohr Siebeck.
"This volume brings together essays on John and Hebrews by William R. G. Loader. Beside his monographs on John and Hebrews are numerous contributions to journals, conference volumes, and Festschriften, of which a representative selection is gathered here into a single volume. They discuss how these writings portray Jesus and his significance and deal with continuity and discontinuity with Israel's tradition, as well as address the ethical issues which these texts raise and also evoke."
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Pierce, Madison N. Divine Discourse in the Epistle to the Hebrews: The Recontextualization of Spoke Quotations in Hebrews. Review by Jonathan Rowlands.
Friday, February 4, 2022
Divry, Édouard. “Trois thématiques à propos de l’Épître aux Hébreux.” Revue thomiste 120 (2020): 467–96.
Monday, January 31, 2022
Moore, Nicholas J. “‘The True Tabernacle’ of Hebrews 8:2: Future Dwelling with People or Heavenly Dwelling Place?” Tyndale Bulletin 72 (2021): 49–71.
"Many scholars hold that the Letter to the Hebrews portrays heaven as God’s true tabernacle, the original from which the Mosaic tabernacle was derived. Recently Philip Church, building on work by Lincoln Hurst, has argued that the heavenly tabernacle instead represents God’s eschatological dwelling with his people, and that the Mosaic tabernacle (and the temple that followed it) was a prior sketch and foreshadowing of this yet-future reality. They advance a number of important arguments which have not been systematically addressed by those who read the true tabernacle as primarily heavenly in a spatial and ‘vertical’ sense. This article examines and rebuts the arguments of Hurst and Church. First, the case for the ‘eschatological dwelling’ position is outlined; then I make two wider points regarding the cosmological presuppositions that underlie this view; next, the meaning of the key terminology in Hebrews 8–9, especially ὑπόδειγμα, is examined; finally, Hebrews’ perspective on the heavenly tabernacle is articulated with an eye to both cosmology and eschatology. Only by integrating spatial and temporal categories can a satisfactory account of God’s heavenly dwelling be offered."
Nick has made the article available via Academia.edu.