Thursday, July 7, 2022

A Biblical Theology of Christ as Priest and Mediator

I didn't want to mention this book until I got a look at it. T. Desmond Alexander has written "a biblical theology of Christ as priest and mediator." As one might expect, Hebrews plays a large part in the author's argument. So, I am including it here on this blog.

T. Desmond Alexander. Face to Face with God: A Biblical Theology of Christ as Priest and Mediator

"How can sinful humans approach a holy God? In the book of Hebrews, Jesus Christ is celebrated as the great high priest who represents his people before the Father. Jesus' roles as priest and mediator are central to his identity and bring to completion themes woven throughout Scripture.

In this fifth ESBT volume, T. Desmond Alexander considers the often-neglected themes of priesthood and mediation and how Christ fulfills these roles. He explores how these concepts illuminate what Christ has already accomplished for us through his self-sacrifice, as well as what he is presently achieving on our behalf, seated at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Through this study we gain a richer understanding of concepts such as holiness, sacrifice, covenant, reconciliation, and God's dwelling place."



  1. Christopher WrightJuly 13, 2022 at 9:48 AM

    Interesting. I think I saw a new forthcoming book in WUNT on intercession in Hebrews too. Also Dr Bloor’s ( thesis is forthcoming in Bloomsbury ( I enjoyed one of his papers in Germany.

    1. Yes, the book on intercession is by Abeneazer Urga. I have already noted it in the "New and Forthcoming Books" page. I met Abeneazer at SBL last November. He is from Ethiopia. Thank you for alerting me to Joshua Bloor's book.