A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews
CATEGORY: Biblical Studies
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Albert Vanhoye begins with an overall scan of the text’s structure (which, he notes, takes a homiletic form more than that of a letter) and then provides a section-by-section analysis, noting the rhetorical styles and concluding with a substantial section on the interpretation and meaning of the segment. The ﬁrst part, which examines one theme, “the Name of Christ”, offers a general and contemporary Christology. The next two parts offer a priestly Christology. The final two parts show the result of this for the Christian life, lived out in faith, hope and charity.
Albert Vanhoye SJ was one of the most recognized scholars on the Epistle to the Hebrews. He has taught it at the Pontiﬁcal Biblical Institute and has written a great number of articles and books on the subject. He is honorary president of the International Society for the Study of Biblical and Semitic Rhetoric.
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