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Der Höhepunkt des Hebräerbriefs: Hebräer 12,18–29 und seine Bedeutung für die Struktur und die Theologie des Hebräerbriefs
Stolz, Lukas

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018 pp. xxiv + 527. $164.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 2/463

Description: Published in German. The special structural and theological significance of Hebrews 12, 18–19 has often been postulated in research on the Letter to the Hebrews. In this volume though, Lukas Stolz comprehensively questions for the first time whether or to what extent this segment can be both structurally and theologically considered the culmination of Hebrews. After discussing important introductory questions, the author's exegesis investigates numerous aspects of interpreting this theologically extremely dense excerpt in detail and from a variety of tangents. In conclusion the literary, rhetorical, and content references to the climatic character of Hebr. 12, 18–29 are exhaustively revealed. By comparing it with what ancient teachers of rhetoric would demand of a good peroration, the author argues that this section of Hebrews is indeed just that.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches

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Review by David M. Moffitt
Published 9/19/2019
Citation: David M. Moffitt, review of Lukas Stolz, Der Höhepunkt des Hebräerbriefs: Hebräer 12,18–29 und seine Bedeutung für die Struktur und die Theologie des Hebräerbriefs, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2019).

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