A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in its Ancient Contexts
A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in its Ancient Contexts

A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in its Ancient Contexts

in The Library of New Testament Studies

by Paul David Landgraf, Jon C. Laansma, Todd D. Still, Christopher Richardson, David M. Moffitt, Ardel B. Caneday, Bryan Whitfield, Craig L. Blomberg, Barry Joslin, Petrus Gräbe, Gareth Lee Cockerill, Philip Church, Dennis R. Lindsay, Steven Muir, Claire Clivaz, and Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

Pages 254
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2008
ISBN-13 9780567033888
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.

  • Table of contents
  • Part 1: The Structure of Hebrews
    • The Structure of Hebrews: A Word of Exhortation in Light of the Day of Atonement - Paul David Landgraf
    • Hidden Stories in Hebrews: Cosmology and Theology - Jon Laansma, Wheaton College
  • Part 2: Jesus Christ in Hebrews
    • Christos as Pistos: The Faithfulness of Jesus in the Epistle to the Hebrews - Todd Still, Baylor University
    • The Passion: Reconsidering Hebrews 5:7-8 - Christopher Richardson, University of Aberdeen
    • "If Another Priest Arises": Jesus' Resurrection and the High Priestly Christology of Hebrews - David Moffitt, Duke University
    • The Eschatological World Already Subjected to the Son: The Oikoumene of Hebrews 1:6 and the Son's Enthronement - Ardel Caneday, Northwestern College, St Paul
    • Pioneer and Perfecter: Joshua Tradition and the Christology of Hebrews - Bryan Whitfield, Mercer University
  • Part 3: Hebrews, the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism
    • "But We See Jesus": The Relationship between the Son of Man in Hebrews 2:6 and 9 and the Implications for English Translations - Craig Blomberg, Denver Seminary
    • Hebrews 7:1-10:18 and the Mosaic Law - Barry Joslin, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • The New Covenant and Christian Identity in Hebrews - Petrus Gräbe, Regent University
    • Melchizedek without Speculation: Hebrews 7 and Genesis 14 - Gareth Cockerill, Wesley Biblical Seminary
    • "The True Tent which the Lord has Pitched": Balaam's Oracles in Second Temple Judaism and in Hebrews - Philip Church, University of Otago
    • Pistis and Emunah: The Nature of Faith in the Epistle to the Hebrews - Dennis Lindsay, Northwest Christian College, OR
  • Part 4: Hebrews and the Roman Empire
    • The Anti-Imperial Rhetoric of Hebrews 1:3: Charakter as a Double-Edged Sword - Steven Muir, Concordia University College of Alberta
  • Part 5: Hebrews in Early Christianity
    • Heb 5.7, Jesus' Prayer on the Mount of Olives and Jewish Christianity: Hearing Early Christian Voices in Canonical and Apocryphal Texts - Claire Clivaz, University of Lausanne
    • The Universal and Eternal Validity of Jesus' Priestly Sacrifice: The Epistle to the Hebrews in Support of Origen's Theory of Apokatastasis - Ilaria Ramelli, Catholic University of Milan

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