Son, Sacrifice, and Great Shepherd

Studies on the Epistle to the Hebrews
Edited by David M. Moffitt and Eric F. Mason

[Sohn, Opfer und guter Hirte. Studien zum Brief an die Hebräer.]

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Over the last few decades scholarly interest in the Epistle to the Hebrews has experienced something of a renaissance. Focusing on three major sections of the Epistle to the Hebrews (chapters 1–2, 8–10, and 13), the essays in this volume offer fresh and illuminating insights into some of the most puzzling aspects of this early Christian text.
Over the last few decades scholarly interest in the Epistle to the Hebrews has experienced something of a renaissance. This volume, which grew out of presentations at the 2011–2013 sessions of the revived Hebrews program unit of the Society of Biblical Literature's International Meeting, is a testament to the still growing interest in this text. The essays deal with a variety of issues in three major portions of Hebrews – chapters 1–2, 8–10, and 13. Each study analyzes an important and often disputed aspect of one of these three sections of Hebrews, aiming to provide fresh insight into how the argument of Hebrews and/or its engagement with its larger religious, social, literary, rhetorical, philosophical, and ethical contexts might be understood.
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Amy L. B. Peeler: The Son Like No Other: Comparing the Son of God to the Angelic »Sons of God« in the Epistle to the Hebrews – David M. Moffitt: Human Beings and Angels in Hebrews and Philo of Alexandria: Toward an Account of Hebrews' Cosmology – Félix H. Cortez: The Son as the Representative of the Children in the Letter to the Hebrews – Scott D. Mackie: »Behold! I Am with the Children God Has Given Me«: Ekphrasis and Epiphany in Hebrews 1–2 – Grant Macaskill: Hebrews 8–10 and Apocalyptic Theology in the New Testament – Benjamin J. Ribbens: The Positive Functions of Levitical Sacrifice in Hebrews – Nicholas J. Moore: »Vaine Repeticions«? Re-evaluating Regular Levitical Sacrifices in Hebrews 9:1–14 – Georg Gäbel: »You Don't Have Permission to Access This Site«: The Tabernacle Description in Hebrews 9:1–5 and Its Function in Context – Eric F. Mason: »Through Eternal Spirit«: Sacrifice, New Covenant, and the Spirit of Hebrews 9:14 – David M. Allen: What Are They Saying about Hebrews 13? – Susan Docherty: The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews 13 and Its Bearing on the Question of the Integrity of the Epistle – James W. Thompson: Hellenistic Ethics in Hebrews 13:1–6 – Joseph R. Dodson: Ethical Exhortations in Hebrews 13 and the Writings of Seneca

David M. Moffitt Born 1974; 2010 PhD Duke University (Graduate Program in Religion); since 2013 Reader in New Testament Studies, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland.

Eric F. Mason Born 1969; 2005 PhD University of Notre Dame (Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity); since 2002 Professor and Julius R. Mantey Chair of Biblical Studies, Judson University, Elgin, Illinois, USA.


The following reviews are known:

In: Revue de l'histoire et de Philosophie Réligieuses — 101 (2021), pp. 571–573 (Christian Grappe)
In: Biblische Notizen — 194 (2022), pp. 157–160 (Wolfgang Kraus)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 64 (2020), pp. 316–317
In: The Bible Today — July-August 2021, p. 278 (Donald Senior)
In: Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies — (Madison N. Pierce)