This volume contains a collection of fourteen essays applying the latest and neglected methods and offering new and innovative insight into the interpretation of the New Testament book Hebrews. Part 1 focuses on cultic language, concepts, and practice in Hebrews; part 2 on sociology, ethics, and rhetoric in Hebrews; and part 3 on textual-historical, comparative, and intertextual approaches to Hebrews. This volume will particularly appeal to students, teachers, and scholars interested in a variety of critical perspectives on Hebrews and on the New Testament’s third great theologian next to Paul and John. Moreover, the treatment of hermeneutical, cultic, sociological, and comparative matters in the context of biblical, Greco-Roman, and rabbinic literature will make this collection valuable to an even broader readership.
Gabriella Gelardini received her Dr. theol. in New Testament studies from the University of Basel, where she currently teaches and serves as Wissenschaftliche Oberassistentin am Lehrstuhl für Neues Testament. In addition to publishing widely on Hebrews, Dr. Gelardini is chair and co-chair of the Hebrews Seminar (International Meeting) and the Hebrews Consultation (Annual Meeting) within the Society of Biblical Literature.
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