Friday, June 30, 2023

Death and Sacrifice of Jesus in the Letter to the Hebrews

Christian Lustig has informed me that his dissertation on Hebrews has now been published:
Lustig, Christian. Tod und Opfer Jesu im Hebräerbrief. Wissenschaftlich Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2/589. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2023.
Translation of the blurb:
"One of the central questions in the exegesis of the letters to the Hebrews is the meaning of Jesus' death. On the one hand the author attributes decisive soteriological effectiveness to Jesus' death. On the other hand he emphasizes Christ's immortality. For the author, both death and immortality are prerequisites for the entry into the effect of the new covenant. Christian Lustig shows that the background and core of his interpretation of death is a Last Supper tradition of Markan-Matthaean provenance. Christ sacrifices body and blood. His spirit, on the other hand, is eternal according to Hebrews 9:14. Thus he remains the agent of this sacrificial offering even after death. Through them he accomplishes the purification, consecration, and inauguration of the heavenly tent as well as of believers. The cultic service of the heavenly high priest takes place on earth on the cross and at the same time in the pneumatic sphere at God's own sanctuary."
Congratulations to Christian on the publication of his book!