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Bibil Identifier bibil:200064
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Hebrews 12.5–13, the Wilderness Period, and Israel's Discipline
Author Thiessen, Matthew
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 55, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 366-379 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Since the author of Hebrews locates his readers in Israel's wilderness period in Heb 3.1–4.11 and 11.8–39, the discussion of παιδεία in 12.5–13 should be interpreted in light of early Jewish conceptions of Israel's time in the wilderness. Confirmation that this is the correct context in which to understand 12.5–13 will be found in Deuteronomy, Wisdom, Philo, and Josephus, all of whom, like Hebrews, consider endurance of the disciplinary period of the wilderness necessary in order to inherit the promised rest. For this reason, Hebrews warns of Esau, the paradigmatic example of the undisciplined person who forfeits his inheritance.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688509000277
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Desert
Pericopes Hebrews 12,5-12,13
Hebrews 3,1-4,11
Hebrews 11,8-11,39
Terms παιδεία
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