The reception of early Jewish/Israelite texts in early Christianity provides valuable insights into the hermeneutics of ancient authors. Studies in this regard are vital for an understanding of their theology/ies. By focusing particularly on the reception of the Psalms through the hand of the unknown author of Hebrews, Old Testament and New Testament scholars combine forces in this collection to determine the shifts in interpretation of the Psalms that took place during the processes of (re)interpretation within the work of a particular early Christian writer.
By paying careful attention to the original reading(s) of the text versions, as well as the manner in which those texts were embedded in a later literary context by the author of Hebrews, they provide a window into the trajectories of the Psalm traditions. A contextual contribution illustrates the versification of the Psalms in a contemporary African language, Afrikaans, to illustrate how the Psalms’ reception remains a vivid endeavor in current times.
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This volume is essential reading for Hebrews specialists, particularly those with an interest in the author’s use of the Old Testament, and it will abundantly repay careful attention to its many insights and suggestions.
Dirk Human is head of biblical and religious Studies at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and is the author of Psalms and Liturgy.
Gert Jacobus Steyn is professor of biblical and religious studies at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.