The Structure of Hebrews: A Text-Linguistic Analysis

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This study offers a lucid evaluation of both past proposals and present issues surrounding the structure of Hebrews. In addition to clear advances over past attempts at outlining Hebrews, the work suggests a fresh approach to text-linguistic analysis.

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Overview

This study offers a lucid evaluation of both past proposals and present issues surrounding the structure of Hebrews. In addition to clear advances over past attempts at outlining Hebrews, the work suggests a fresh approach to text-linguistic analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801021930
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: Biblical Studies Library Series
  • Edition description: 1 PBK ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction
Pt. I Past Proposals on the Structure of Hebrews
1 History of Investigation 3
Earliest Attempts 3
Medieval and Reformation Periods 4
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 5
The Twentieth Century 8
The Current State of Research 19
2 Categorization and Evaluation of Approaches to the Structure of Hebrews 21
Approaches to the Structure of Hebrews 23
Pt. II Text-Linguistic Analysis of the Structure of Hebrews
3 Method of Analysis 45
Text Linguistics 46
Identification of Unit Boundaries 49
Demonstrating the Interrelatedness of Units in the Discourse 55
How Discourse Units May Be Connected 55
Making Sense of the Macro-discourse 57
4 Cohesion Shift Analysis 59
"High-level" Cohesion Shifts in Hebrews 61
"Median-level" Cohesion Shifts in Hebrews 74
5 The Author's Uses of Inclusio in Hebrews 76
Heb. 1:5 and 1:13 77
Heb. 2:10 and 2:17-18 77
Heb. 3:1 and 4:14 78
Heb. 3:12 and 3:19 78
Heb. 4:3 and 4:11 79
Heb. 4:14-16 and 10:19-31 79
Heb. 5:1-3 and 7:27-28 82
Heb. 5:1 and 5:10 82
Heb. 5:11 and 6:12 83
Heb. 7:1 and 7:9-10 84
Heb. 7:11 and 7:28 84
Heb. 8:3 and 10:18 84
Heb. 8:8-12 and 10:15-17 85
Heb. 8:7 and 8:13 85
Heb. 9:1 and 9:10 86
Heb. 9:11-12 and 9:28 86
Heb. 10:1 and 10:14 87
Heb. 11:1-2 and 11:39-40 87
Summary Concerning Inclusions in Hebrews 88
6 Lexical Cohesion between Two or More Discourse Units in Hebrews 90
Lexical and Pronominal Cohesion in Hebrews 90
Transitions in Hebrews 94
7 The Structure of Hebrews 112
Why Expositional and Hortatory Units Must, Initially, be Considered Separately 112
Arrangement of Expositional Units in Hebrews 116
An Analysis of the Hortatory Units in Hebrews 127
How the Two Genres Work Together in the Structure of Hebrews 139
How Should Hebrews be Outlined? 145
Bibliography 148
Indices 157
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