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Cloud Of Witnesses

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The book of Hebrews has often been the Cinderella of the New Testament, overlooked and marginalized; and yet it is one of the most interesting and theologically significant books in the New Testament.

A Cloud of Witness examines the theology of the book in the light of its ancient historical context. There are chapters devoted to the structure of Hebrews, the person of Jesus Christ, Hebrews within the context of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman empire and the role ...

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Overview

The book of Hebrews has often been the Cinderella of the New Testament, overlooked and marginalized; and yet it is one of the most interesting and theologically significant books in the New Testament.

A Cloud of Witness examines the theology of the book in the light of its ancient historical context. There are chapters devoted to the structure of Hebrews, the person of Jesus Christ, Hebrews within the context of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman empire and the role of Hebrews in early Christian thought.

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Richard Bauckham is Professor of New Testament Studies, St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, UK.

Daniel Driver is a postgraduate student at St Andrews University, Scotland.

Trevor Hart is Professor of Divinity at St Andrews University, Scotland.

Nathan MacDonald is Lecturer in Old Testament at St Andrews University, Scotland.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Structure of Hebrews
Paul David Landgraf, The Structure of Hebrews: A Word of Exhortation in Light of the Day of Atonement
Jon Laansma, Wheaton College, Hidden Stories in Hebrews: Cosmology and Theology

Part 2: Jesus Christ in Hebrews
Todd Still, Baylor University, Christos as Pistos: The Faithfulness of Jesus in the Epistle to the Hebrews
Christopher Richardson, University of Aberdeen, The Passion: Reconsidering Hebrews 5:7—8
David Moffitt, Duke University, "If Another Priest Arises": Jesus' Resurrection and the High Priestly Christology of Hebrews
Ardel Caneday, Northwestern College, St Paul, The Eschatological World Already Subjected to the Son: The Oikoumene of Hebrews 1:6 and the Son's Enthronement
Bryan Whitfield, Mercer University, Pioneer and Perfecter: Joshua Tradition and the Christology of Hebrews

Part 3: Hebrews, the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism
Craig Blomberg, Denver Seminary, "But We See Jesus": The Relationship between the Son of Man in Hebrews 2:6 and 9 and the Implications for English Translations
Barry Joslin, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hebrews 7:1—10:18 and the Mosaic Law
Petrus Gräbe, Regent University, The New Covenant and Christian Identity in Hebrews
Gareth Cockerill, Wesley Biblical Seminary, Melchizedek without Speculation: Hebrews 7 and Genesis 14
Philip Church, University of Otago, "The True Tent which the Lord has Pitched": Balaam's Oracles in Second Temple Judaism and in Hebrews
Dennis Lindsay, Northwest Christian College, OR, Pistis and Emunah: The Nature of Faith in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Part 4: Hebrews and the Roman Empire
Steven Muir, Concordia University College of Alberta, The Anti-Imperial Rhetoric of Hebrews 1:3: Charakter as a Double-Edged Sword

Part 5: Hebrews in Early Christianity
Claire Clivaz, University of Lausanne, Heb 5.7, Jesus' Prayer on the Mount of Olives and Jewish Christianity: Hearing Early Christian Voices in Canonical and Apocryphal Texts
Ilaria Ramelli, Catholic University of Milan, The Universal and Eternal Validity of Jesus' Priestly Sacrifice: The Epistle to the Hebrews in Support of Origen's Theory of Apokatastasis.

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