Hebrews

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Overview

One of early Christianity's most carefully crafted sermons, Epistle to the Hebrews addresses listeners who have experienced the elation of conversion and the heat of hostility, but who now must confront the formidable task of remaining faithful in a society that rejects their commitments. The letter probes into the one of most profound questions of faith: If it is God's will that believers be crowned with glory and honor, why are the faithful subject to suffering and shame? Through the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Moses, and Rahab, whose faith enabled them to overcome severe trials and conflicts, and through the story of Jesus himself, whose sufferings opened the way to God's presence for all, the sermon confirms the foundations of the Christian faith.

In a magisterial introduction, Koester presents a compelling portrait of the early Christian community and examines the debates that have surrounded Epistle to the Hebrews for two millennia. Drawing on his knowledge of classical rhetoric, he clarifies the book's arguments and discusses the use of evocative language and imagery to appeal to its audience's minds, emotions, and will. Providing an authoritative, accessible discussion of the book's high priestly Christology, this landmark commentary charts new directions for the interpretation of Epistle to the Hebrews and its influence on Christian theology and worship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300139891
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Series: The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 739,544
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig R. Koester
Craig C. Koester is Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel, The Dwelling of God, and Revelation and the End of All Things, as well as numerous articles for scholarly and professional journals.
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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Figures
Abbreviations
Hebrews: A Translation 1
I History of Interpretation and Influence 19
II Social Setting 64
III Formal and Rhetorical Aspects 79
IV Selected Issues in the Theology of Hebrews 96
V Text of Hebrews 129
Translation, Notes, And Comments 171
I Exordium 174
II Proposition 213
III Arguments 224
IV Peroration 554
V Epistolary Postscript 580
Subjects 585
Commentators and Modern Authors 594
Contributors to The Anchor Bible 605
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