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Epistle to the Hebrews

Its Background of Thought

Epistle to the Hebrews

Its Background of Thought

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Paperback / softback

£38.99

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521673402
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 15/12/2005
Width: 14 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
This work is a comprehensive treatment of one of the most intriguing questions of modern New Testament study: what kind of person could have produced the mysterious document known today as the Epistle to the Hebrews? While other studies of Hebrews have tended to focus either on the question of the identity of the writer and of the letter's recipients, or on individual issues such as the writer's view of priesthood, religious pilgrimage or christology, Dr Hurst provides the first work to explore in a comprehensive way the important question of what specifically identifiable milieus might have produced a document which for many people seems something of an alien presence within the New Testament. The book is organised around the widely differing backgrounds of thought which have to be considered - such as Platonism, the beliefs of the Dead Sea Sect and of the early gnostics (as well as those of St Stephen and St Paul) - and it explores in depth the major theological and philosophical problems faced by first-century Christians.

L. D. Hurst (University of California, Davis)

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