Description: The Letter to the Hebrews is a key text in the New Testament canon. It has recently received a great deal of attention, prompting a resurgence of scholarly works, and a need to re-engage with some of the foundational works of scholarship on the text.
The history of research on Hebrews is presented in this volume of critical readings, edited by Scott D. Mackie. The volume is organized thematically, addressing the following sub-areas: theology, Christology and pneumatology; eschatology; authorship and audience; structure and Greco-Roman influences; the relationship with contemporaneous Judaism, and soteriology. Each section is prefaced by an introduction and summary of the particular theme in Hebrews. At the end of each section is an annotated bibliography to point researchers towards further readings in and engagements with these key themes. The volume contains essays by Harold W. Attridge, C. K. Barrett, George B. Caird, David A. deSilva, Martin Emmrich, Patrick Gray, George H. Guthrie, Scott W. Hahn, Craig R. Koester, A. T. Lincoln, Barnabas Lindars, Scott D. Mackie, Michael W. Martin, Eric F. Mason, J. P. Meier, David M. Moffitt, Christopher Richardson, Kenneth L. Schenck, Walter ‹belacker, Peter Walker, and Jason A. Whitlark
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, Literature, Methods, Reception History
Review by Madison N. Pierce
Citation: Madison N. Pierce, review of Scott D. Mackie, ed., The Letter to the Hebrews: Critical Readings, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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