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The Letter to the Hebrews


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Abbreviations Permission Acknowledgments Introduction - Scott D. Mackie, Independent Scholar Part One: Theology, Christology, and Pneumatology Introduction to Part 1 1. Structure and Theology in Hebrews 1:1-14 - John P. Meier, University of Notre Dame, USA 2. The Christology of Hebrews - C.K. Barrett, University of Durham, UK 3. A Celebration of the Enthroned Son: The Catena of Hebrews 1 - Kenneth L. Schenck, Indiana Wesleyan University, USA 4. God in Hebrews: Urging Children to Heavenly Glory - Harold W. Attridge, Yale University, USA 5. Pneuma in Hebrews: Prophet and Interpreter - Martin Emmrich, Reformed Theological Seminary, USA 6. Brotherly Love and the High Priest Christology of Hebrews - Patrick Gray, Rhodes College, USA 7. The Passion: Reconsidering Hebrews 5.7-8 - Christopher Richardson, Covenant Anglican Church, USA 8. 'If Another Priest Arises': Jesus' Resurrection and the High Priestly Christology of Hebrews - David M. Moffitt, University of St. Andrews, UK Suggestions for Further Reading Part Two: Eschatology Introduction to Part 2 9. The Eschatology of the Epistle to the Hebrews - C.K. Barrett, University of Durham, UK 10. Sabbath, Rest, and Eschatology in the New Testament - Andrew T. Lincoln, University of Gloucester, UK 11. Philo and the Epistle to the Hebrews: Ronald Williamson's Study after Thirty Years -- Kenneth L. Schenck, Indiana Wesleyan University, USA Suggestions for Further Reading Part Three: The Author and the Addressed Community Introduction to part 3 12. The Rhetorical Structure of Hebrews - Barnabas Lindars, University of Manchester, UK 13. Hebrews and the Implied Author's Rhetorical Ethos -- Walter UEbelacker, University of Lund, Sweden Suggestions for Further Reading Part Four: Structure, Greco-Roman Rhetoric, and Hortatory Strategy Introduction to Part 4 14. Exchanging Favor for Wrath: Apostasy in Hebrews and Patron-Client Relationships -- David A. deSilva, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA 15. Hebrews, Rhetoric, and the Future of Humanity -- Craig R. Koester, Luther Seminary, USA 16. Choosing What Is Advantageous: The Relationship between Epideictic and Deliberative Syncrisis in Hebrews -- Michael W. Martin, Lubbock Christian University, USA and Jason A. Whitlark, Baylor University, USA Suggestions for Further Reading Part Five: The Old Testament and the Relationship with Contemporaneous Judaism Introduction to Part 5 17. The Exegetical Method of the Epistle to the Hebrews -- George B. Caird, University of Oxford, UK 18. Hebrews' Use of the Old Testament: Recent Trends in Research -- George H. Guthrie, Union University, USA 19. A Place for Hebrews? Contexts for a First-Century Sermon - Peter Walker, Trinity School for Ministry, USA 20. The Epistle (Not Necessarily) to the 'Hebrews': A Call to Renunciation of Judaism or Encouragement to Christian Commitment? - Eric F. Mason, Judson University, USA Suggestions for Further Reading Part Six: Soteriology Introduction to Part 6 21. A Broken Covenant and the Curse of Death: A Study of Hebrews 9:15-22 - Scott W. Hahn, Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA 22. God's Purposes and Christ's Saving Work According to Hebrews -- Craig R. Koester, Luther Seminary, USA 23. Ancient Jewish Mystical Motifs in Hebrews' Theology of Access and Entry Exhortations -- Scott D. Mackie, Independent Scholar, USA Suggestions for Further Reading Index of References Index of Authors

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Critical readings and sources from the history of scholarship on the Letter to the Hebrews.

About the Author

Scott D. Mackie is an Independent Scholar and taught New and Old Testament courses at Loyola Marymount University, USA, Westmont College, USA, and Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. He is the author of Eschatology and Exhortation in the Epistle to the Hebrews (2007) as well as multiple journal essays.


The book will serve well both established scholars and students in graduate programs. For those who have lived in Hebrews research for years, picking up Mackie's fine collection of essays will feel like walking into a room full of old friends. For students just beginning to explore the height, breadth, and depth of research on this fascinating, first-century text, these essays will pro-vide interconnected frameworks for interpretation and an invitation to deeper study. * Catholic Biblical Quarterly *
Scott Mackie has assembled a significant collection of diverse articles dealing with important issues in the interpretation of Hebrews. This collection includes classic as well as more recent studies and its contributors represent a variety of viewpoints. Students of Hebrews are indebted to Dr. Mackie for assembling this material in one handy volume. * GARETH LEE COCKERILL, ST. GEORGE CENTER FOR BIBLICAL AND PUBLIC THEOLOGY, CANADA *
The past three decades have witnessed an explosion of outstanding research on the once, relatively-neglected book of Hebrews, but that explosion has scattered those unearthed riches far and wide, hidden in a collection of essays here, tucked in a journal article there. Now, Scott Mackie has done the laudable, bringing some of the best work together in one admirably presented volume. * GEORGE H. GUTHRIE, UNION UNIVERSITY, USA *
Scott Mackie has edited a collection of essays old and new on some of the most important, and most hotly debated, subjects in Hebrews-exegesis. He brings together classic pieces by well-known scholars as well as more recent contributions by younger authors; essays that are time-tested points of reference as well as examinations that have helped to open up new avenues and to spark more recent debates. * GEORG GAEBEL, UNIVERSITY OF MUENSTER, GERMANY *
Important scholarship is often tucked away in Festschrifts and other collections, unbeknownst to the burgeoning scholar. Scott Mackie has done students of Hebrews a great service by bringing this collection of individual articles and chapters together into one place. * KEN SCHENCK, INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, USA *
Scott D. Mackie, already recognized as a learned and creative interpreter of Hebrews, demonstrates here his masterful command of the secondary literature in both his concise introductions to six major topics of scholarly debate and his judicious selection of exemplary articles. Contemporary students of Hebrews will treasure this book, and future generations will find it a worthy tribute and guide to the golden era of Hebrews scholarship that it documents. * ERIC F. MASON, JUDSON UNIVERSITY, USA *

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