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Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students
Mason, Eric F. and Kevin B. McCruden, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 pp. xv + 354. $39.95

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Description: Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students addresses major issues in the interpretation of this important but complex biblical text and provides an introduction to contemporary scholarship on Hebrews. With contributions from an international team of leading scholars on Hebrews and related fields, this volume reflects the most recent trends in the study of Hebrews and is designed for classroom use by students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The various chapters emphasize the importance of interpreting Hebrews in light of its ancient Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman contexts and address major interpretive issues, including genre, conceptual backgrounds, Hebrewsí use of Scripture and biblical themes, the theology of the letter and major theological issues in its reception, emerging interpretive approaches, and the use of the book in the history of Christian thought and worship.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, Literature

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Review by Scott D. Mackie
Published 6/10/2012
Citation: Scott D. Mackie, review of Eric F. Mason and Kevin B. McCruden, eds., Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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