This volume presents a dialogue between historians, exegetes, and theologians on the background and key themes of the atonement in Hebrews. Presenting a range of differing perspectives and contributing to the renewed conversation between biblical and theological scholarship, the argument is structured in two parts: contexts and themes within Hebrews.
Focusing on atonement not only in the Old Testament but also in the Greco-Roman world, and touching on themes such as sacrifice, plight and solution, and faith, these contributions shed light on the concept of the atonement in a directly scriptural way. The whole is a definitive collection of studies on the atonement in Hebrews that will be of service well beyond the confines of Hebrews' specialists, a collection as important for what it says about the atonement and the 21st century church as for what it says about Hebrews.
This impressive collection of essays is notable not only for its all-star cast of contributors, but also for its robust engagement with a remarkable range of contexts and themes integral to study of the atonement in Hebrews. And the way it sets side by side historical analysis, exegetical inquiry, and theological reflection is as rare as it is welcome.
—Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA
The sermon to the Hebrews has been, and remains, both a challenge for interpreters and a seemingly inexhaustible source of theological wisdom. This important book brings theologians and biblical scholars together to explore ways in which good interpretation informs theology and theology helps guide interpretation. It contains a treasure trove of insights that offer a deeper understanding of the sermon's compelling vision of Christ and the salvation he provides. This is a book to which I shall return again and again.
—Thomas H. McCall, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology and Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA
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Jon C. Laansma is Associate Professor of Ancient Languages and New Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois, USA
George H. Guthrie is Professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His scholarly interests have included the book of Hebrews, selected writings among the Pauline Epistles, use of the Old Testament in the New, and hermeneutics. His publications include The Structure of Hebrews: A Text-linguistic Analysis, Supplements to Novum Testamentum (E. J. Brill, 1994), the Hebrews section in the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, ed. G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson (Baker, 2007), 2 Corinthians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary series (Baker, 2015), and the NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews (Zondervan, 1998).
Dr. Cynthia Long Westfall is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Denver Seminary.