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Mobile Ed: NT362 Exegetical Study: Letter to the Hebrews (15 hour course)

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Overview

In Exegetical Study: Letter to the Hebrews Dr. David deSilva takes an in-depth look at the sermon to the Hebrews. He sets the stage for careful exegesis by providing a solid foundation of background information that probes cultural, theological, and spiritual issues throughout the sermon. He then walks through the text, which is divided thematically into eleven units, concluding each section with a summary and challenges for application. DeSilva also explores this text as a model for preaching today.

 

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Explain the cosmic significance of Jesus’ role as high priest
  • Understand the warning passages in Heb 6:4–8 and 10:26–31
  • Describe important cultural features such as patronage, reciprocity, and honor and shame
  • Recognize the debt of gratitude you owe God for the gifts He has given you
  • Encourage other Christians to persevere in the face of difficult circumstances
  • Learn five strategies for preaching an effective sermon

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: “To the Hebrews” and the Art of Preaching

  • Always Give Them Jesus
  • Shape the Moment with Scripture
  • Hold Them Accountable
  • Make It Meaty
  • Release Their Passion for Excellence
  • Don’t Lose Sight of Life’s Top Priority
  • Don’t Lose Sight of What You Have in Christ: Part 1
  • Don’t Lose Sight of What You Have in Christ: Part 2
  • Don’t Lose Sight of What Is Due God
  • Don’t Lose Sight of One Another

Unit 2: Themes and Background of Hebrews

  • Main Themes and Challenges of Hebrews
  • The Question of Pauline Authorship
  • Signs of Author’s Education: Part 1
  • Signs of Author’s Education: Part 2
  • Author’s Cultural Location: Part 1
  • Author’s Cultural Location: Part 2
  • Jews, Jewish Christians, or Gentile Christians?
  • Congregation in Italy?
  • Social Level, Conversion, and Socialization
  • History of Tension and Harassment
  • Challenges to Community and Author’s Goals
  • Author’s Pursuit of Pastoral Goals
  • Encouraging One Another
  • When Was Hebrews Written?

Unit 3: Hebrews 1:1–2:4

  • Argumentative Flow of Hebrews 1:1–2:4
  • Wisdom and Early Christianity
  • Encomium on the Son: Part 1
  • Encomium on the Son: Part 2
  • Why Focus on Angels?
  • The Son’s Superiority to Angels: Part 1
  • The Son’s Superiority to Angels: Part 2
  • Argumentative Goal and Rhetorical Force
  • Perennial and Particular Challenges and Contributions

Unit 4: Hebrews 2:5–18

  • Christological Reading of Psalm 8
  • Why a Suffering Messiah?
  • The Son’s Solidarity with Many Sons and Daughters
  • Jesus’ Qualifications and Our Freedom from Fear
  • Priestly Messiahs in Early Judaism
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 2:5–18

Unit 5: Hebrews 3:1–4:13

  • Christ, Moses, and the Congregation in God’s House: Part 1
  • Christ, Moses, and the Congregation in God’s House: Part 2
  • Reading Psalm 95:7–11 in the Septuagint
  • Analyzing and Applying the Episode of Numbers 14
  • Entering God’s Rest
  • Concluding Appeal and Reinforcement
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 3:1–4:13

Unit 6: Hebrews 4:14–5:10

  • Core Appeal Based on Jesus’ Priestly Mediation
  • Demonstration of Christ’s Appointment to High Priesthood
  • Manner of Christ’s Appointment to High Priesthood
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 4:14–5:10

Unit 7: Hebrews 5:11–6:20

  • Argumentative Flow of Hebrews 5:11–6:20
  • Shaming the Congregation
  • Path to Recovery and Solemn Warning
  • Argument from Analogy in Support of Warning
  • Way Forward to Deliverance Instead of Disaster
  • Reasons to Move Forward with Confidence
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 5:11–6:20

Unit 8: Hebrews 7:1–8:13

  • Overview of Hebrews 7:1–8:13
  • Melchizedek and the Son of God
  • Melchizedek’s Elevation above Levi
  • Wanted: A Priest in Melchizedek’s Line
  • Jesus’ Mediation: More Reliable in Every Respect
  • Voluntary Death on Behalf of Others in Early Judaism
  • Superior Venue for Priestly Mediation: Part 1
  • Superior Venue for Priestly Mediation: Part 2
  • Reading and Applying Jeremiah 31:31–34
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 7:1–8:13

Unit 9: Hebrews 9:1–10:18

  • Argumentative Flow of Hebrews 9:1–10:18
  • Arrangement of the Earthly Tabernacle
  • Interpretation and Evaluation of the Earthly Tabernacle
  • Jesus’ Death as Cosmic Day of Atonement
  • Cosmic and Ritual Significance of Jesus’ Ascension
  • Establishing the Need for a Better Sacrifice
  • Reading Psalm 40:6–8 in the Septuagint
  • Conclusion to the Central Argument
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 9:1–10:18

Unit 10: Hebrews 10:19–39

  • Argumentative Flow of Hebrews 10:19–39
  • Resumption of Core Appeal Based on Jesus’ Priestly Mediation
  • A Solemn Warning Revisited
  • Encouragement to Persevere: Part 1
  • Encouragement to Persevere: Part 2
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 10:19–39

Unit 11: Hebrews 11:1–12:3

  • Overview and Argumentative Flow of Hebrews 11:1–12:3
  • “Faith” in Hebrews
  • Faith Exhibited before the Flood
  • Faith Exhibited by Abraham and Sarah
  • Summary Statement about Faith in Action
  • Faith Exhibited by the Patriarchs
  • Faith Exhibited by Moses and Joshua’s Generation: Part 1
  • Faith Exhibited by Moses and Joshua’s Generation: Part 2
  • Faith Exhibited by Too Many to Name: Part 1
  • Faith Exhibited by Too Many to Name: Part 2
  • Best Example of Faith in Action: Jesus (Part 1)
  • Best Example of Faith in Action: Jesus (Part 2)
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 11:1–12:3

Unit 12: Hebrews 12:4–29

  • Argumentative Flow of Hebrews 12:4–29
  • Embracing the Situation as Formative Discipline: Part 1
  • Embracing the Situation as Formative Discipline: Part 2
  • Further Encouragement and an Anti-Example: Part 1
  • Further Encouragement and an Anti-Example: Part 2
  • Incomparable Advantages of Approaching God through Jesus
  • Positive and Negative Incentives to Show Gratitude
  • Rhetorical Force, Challenges, and Contributions of Hebrews 12:4–29

Unit 13: Hebrews 13:1–25

  • Overview of Hebrews 13:1–25
  • Key Behavioral and Attitudinal Orientations: Part 1
  • Key Behavioral and Attitudinal Orientations: Part 2
  • Finding Stability in the Midst of the Storm
  • Proper Responses to Jesus’ Self-Giving and God’s Promises
  • Closing Instructions and Remarks: Part 1
  • Closing Instructions and Remarks: Part 2
  • Rhetorical Force and Challenges
  • Sacredness of Christian Life

Conclusion

  • Love, Discipleship, and Gratitude

Product Details

  • Title: NT362 Exegetical Study: Letter to the Hebrews
  • Instructor: David A. deSilva
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 15
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About the Instructor

Dr. David A. deSilva, PhD, is the Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio, where he’s taught since 1995.

He’s written over 20 books in the areas of New Testament and Second Temple Judaism, including Unholy Allegiances: Heeding Revelation’s Warning (Hendrickson, 2013), The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude (Oxford, 2012),Seeing Things John’s Way: The Rhetoric of the Book of Revelation (WJKP, 2009), An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation (IVP, 2004), Introducing the Apocrypha (Baker Academic, 2002), and Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle “to the Hebrews” (Eerdmans, 2000). He’s also interested in spiritual formation, having written Sacramental Life: Spiritual Formation through the Book of Common Prayer (IVP, 2008) and Praying with John Wesley (Discipleship Resources, 2001).

He’s ordained in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, and serves as director of music and organist at Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland. He and his wife, Donna Jean, have three sons.

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Reviews

9 ratings

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  1. Mark

    Mark

    12/11/2020

    55555
    Thorough, insightful, uplifting, challenging, richly rewarding, full of application of eternal truth and beautifully done. The best NT Mobile Ed course I have taken to date. I've read the book of Hebrews countless times in the past and always gained some insight and encouragement. This time with Dr. DeSilva's course and exegetical skill, it came alive to me as never before. Well worth the effort and time to dig deeply into a most challenging NT book with His and his guidance. I felt I learned some keen insights of understanding from the exegesis of the passages, and Dr. DeSilva's love and deep commitment as well as the author of Hebrews love and deep commitment to live for Christ, and how, certainly commanded my respect and desire to grow more fully, more maturely in Christ. My mistake when I first approached this class was to rush into it, to get it done and it felt too slow. When I came back to it after a few months, I came back to listen with a heart to understand, rather than gain mere head knowledge, and the course came alive to me. In a sense, it became part of my devotional and meditation time as I conversed with the Lord on what I was gleaning through the text and from Dr. DeSilva's insight. There is rich fullness of Scripture that comes alive in His presence with a devotional approach through this course's material. A much richer understanding and motivation was gained, I believe much closer to the context and content the original author meant to convey. Have to say, I love Love DeSilva's commentary on the Book of Hebrews as well. Both the course and the commentary will be wonderful ongoing reference aids. I can understand some of the complaints but they are too harsh in my opinion. Dr. De Silva's introductory material is long and thorough and it took me a couple of tries to get through it to the meat of his verse by verse exegesis where the book of Hebrews comes alive. His voice is sonorous and some of the material fairly deep, but the take away for me was all reward. After completing the course, I went back through the introductory material and it seemed so right on, with a richness and insight I had missed with the first, quick try. I would look forward to other Mobile Ed classes by Dr. DeSilva. Most of all, I want to live up to the fullness of gratitude to God for what all He has done for me in His Son, Christ Jesus. This course, and Dr. DeSilva, have helped point the way with a lot of exhortation and encouragement. I fortunately fellowship in a local church of like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ and sense an even greater need to encourage and uplift them in their walk as they encourage and uplift me. Dr. DeSilva has certainly been used by the Lord in my life, to lift me up and encourage me in my further walk with the Lord. Time and money well spent for me in this Mobile Ed course. Thank you to Dr. DeSilva and to Logos for this rich, rewarding investment in my life.
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  3. Eugene Oleson

    Eugene Oleson

    6/23/2020

    55555
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  5. Armin

    Armin

    10/25/2019

    22222
    I agree with one of the earlier comments. The course is quite boring and difficult to listen to. I didn't finish it as I didn't get much out of it.
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  6. Robert Neely

    Robert Neely

    1/27/2019

    55555
    An excellent course. His book on Hebrews, Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, is a great reference resource too.
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  7. Chris Clanton

    Chris Clanton

    12/23/2018

    55555
    The comments about the delivery are not incorrect (I have actually fallen asleep) but he understands the book better than most people I've heard and the truth enclosed is life changing. If you listen to deSilva he exudes the truth from the book in almost every sentence. His statements are interconnected--just like the book--and he systematically moves through verse by verse, while tying many of the connections together. It is very deep, just like Hebrews. If you can't get past deSilva, you'll probably not read Owen either. Piper is a great recommendation, and I would probably go there first too especially before spending money. I'm happy with my faithlife course!
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  8. Placyd Kon

    Placyd Kon

    12/7/2018

    22222
    Boring. I couldn't finish it. Waste of money.
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  9. Friedrich

    Friedrich

    10/1/2018

    not a review: the above says "two authors" but only shows daSilva. who is the second?
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  10. Rob Lambert

    Rob Lambert

    5/16/2018

    22222
    very hard for me to follow.
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