Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure?: Hebrews 12 and the Sinai Theophanies
Kibbe, Michael Harrison
Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016 pp. xxi + 283. $140.00
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fŁr die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 216
Description: Hebrews 12:18-29 uses both Exodus 19-20 and Deuteronomy 4-5 to describe Israel's fearful response to God's presence on Mount Sinai/Horeb, while appearing to contradict their evaluations of that response. This book that the author of Hebrews is using (but not abusing) his sources in order to unpack both the continuity and the discontinuity between Israel's experience in God's presence and that of his readers.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, Literature
Review by Brian C. Small
Citation: Brian C. Small, review of Michael Harrison Kibbe, Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure? Hebrews 12 and the Sinai Theophanies, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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