Hebrews - Hebrews Authorship Paul was widely, but not...

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Hebrews
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Authorship Paul was widely, but not unanimously, regarded as the author in the early church (P46). Luke? Barnabas? (Tertullian) Apollos? (Luther) Clement of Rome? Priscilla and/or Aquila? Timothy? (KJV 1611) Someone else?
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Audience The superscription “To the Hebrews” first appears by the end of the second century (Pantaenus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, P46). This clearly shows that by this time early Christians believed the letter was addressed to Jewish Christians.
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Date The references to the tabernacle, rather than the temple, is perplexing: If the book was written before 70 CE, then why does the author talk about the tabernacle, rather than the temple, since the temple would still have been in existence? If the book was written after 70 CE, then why doesn’t the author mention the destruction of the temple, since this would presumably strengthen his case for the superiority of the new covenant? Date: 60 – 90 CE.
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Genre and Literary Style Hebrews lacks an epistolary prescript, but has an epistolary postscript (chapter 13). Hebrews reads very much like a sermon or homily in chapters 1-12. “Word of Exhortation” (13:22) It is widely regarded that Hebrews has the best Greek style in the NT. Hebrews evinces a mastery of rhetorical style. Hebrews alternates between exposition (epideictic) and exhortation (deliberative).
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The Use of the OT Section OT Text Introduction 1:1-2:4 Catena First Point: “You Crowned Him” 2:5-18
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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