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A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in its Ancient Contexts (Library of New Testament Studies | LNTS)

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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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  • Examines the theology of Hebrews in the light of its ancient historical context
  • Focuses on the role of Hebrews in early Christian thought
  • Explores Hebrwes within the context of Second Temple Judaism
  • “Hidden Stories in Hebrews: Cosmology and Theology” by Jon Laansma
  • “The Structure of Hebrews: A Word of Exhortation in Light of the Day of Atonement” by Paul David Landgraf
  • “The Eschatological World Already Subjected to the Son: The οἰκουμένη of Hebrews 1.6 and the Son’s Enthronement” by Ardel B. Candeday
  • Christos As Pistos:The Faith(Fulness) of Jesus in the Epistle to the Hebrews” by Todd D. Still
  • “The Passion: Reconsidering Hebrews 5.7–8” by Christopher Richardson
  • “‘If Another Priest Arises’: Jesus’ Resurrection and the High Priestly Christology of Hebrews” by David M. Moffitt
  • “Pioneer and Perfecter: Joshua Traditions and the Christology of Hebrews” by Bryan J. Whitfield
  • “‘But We See Jesus’: The Relationship Between the Son of Man in Hebrews 2.6 and 2.9 and the Implication for English Translations” by Craig L. Blomberg
  • “Hebrews 7–10 and the Transformation of the Law” by Barry C. Joslin
  • “The New Covenant and Christian Identity in Hebrews” by Peter Gräbe
  • “Melchizedek Without Speculation: Hebrews 7.1–25 and Genesis 14.17–24” by Gareth Lee Cockerill
  • “‘The True Tent Which the Lord Has Pitched’: Balaam’s Oracles in Second Temple Judaism and In Hebrews” by Philip A.F. Church
  • Pistis and Emunah: The Nature of Faith in the Epistle to the Hebrews” by Dennis R. Lindsay
  • “The Anti-Imperial Rhetoric of Hebrews 1.3: Χαρακτήρ as a ‘Double-Edged Sword’” by Steven Muir
  • “Hebrews 5.7, Jesus’ Prayer on the Mount of Olives and Jewish Christianity: Hearing Early Christian Voices in Canonical and Apocryphal Texts” by Claire Clivaz
  • The Universal and Eternal Validity of Jesus’ Priestly Sacrifice: The Epistle to the Hebrews in Support of Origen’s Theory of Apokatastasis” by Ilaria L.E. Ramelli

Top Highlights

“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)

“The substantive πίστις itself occurs 32 times in Hebrews, with precisely 75% of these occurrences falling in chapter 11” (Page 160)

“The dominant Christological category of 1:5–4:13 is Sonship, while that of 4:14–10:25 is High Priest” (Page 10)

“Caneday argues 1:6 depicts Christ’s exaltation over the habitable world that is yet to come” (Page 3)

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.

Trevor Hart is professor of divinity at St. Andrews University, Scotland. He is the author of several books including The Dictionary of Historical Theology and Regarding Karl Barth.

Nathan MacDonald is reader in Old Testament Studies at St. Andrews University, Scotland.


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