The book of Hebrews has often been the Cinderella of the New Testament—overlooked and marginalized. Yet, it is one of the most interesting and theologically significant books in the New Testament.
A Cloud of Witness examines the theology of the book in the light of its ancient historical context. There are chapters devoted to the structure of Hebrews, the person of Jesus Christ, Hebrews within the context of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman empire, and the role of Hebrews in early Christian thought.
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“We propose the following thesis: given the premise that Ps. 110:4 is God’s address to the Son, the author of Hebrews’ argument is logically consistent, does not require reference to a Melchizedek speculation, and builds on legitimate elements in Genesis 14.” (Pages 128–129)
“Only at some point after he died, then, did he attain the state of perfection (i.e., possess the kind of life that is not liable to the power of death) and only then could he become the source of everlasting salvation.” (Pages 75–76)
Richard Bauckham was professor of New Testament studies at St Mary's College, University of St Andrews. He recently retired from this position in order to concentrate on research and writing. He is currently the senior scholar at Ridley Hall in Cambridge and visiting professor at St. Mellitus College. Bauckham studied at the University of Cambridge and was a fellow of St. John's College. He taught theology for one year at the University of Leeds and for 15 years at the University of Manchester before teaching at the University of St. Andrews. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Bauckham is known for his commentary on Jude and 2 Peter in the World Biblical Commentary and his book Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church.
Daniel Driver is a postgraduate student at St. Andrews University, Scotland.
Nathan MacDonald is reader in Old Testament Studies at St. Andrews University, Scotland.