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Bibil Identifier bibil:204529
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Making Fear Personal
Title (English, ) Hebrews 5.11-6.12 and the Argument from Shame
Author Perry, Peter S.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 32, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 99-125 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The author of Hebrews directly shames his audience in 5.11-12: ‘you have become νωθροί in hearing ... you need someone to teach you ... You need milk not solid food’. Taking into account occurrences in other literature, νωθροί in Heb. 5.11 and 6.12 is best translated as ‘unambitious’, connoting a shameful failure to recognize and act on advantages. Mapping the use of emotion in Hebrews with Aristotle’s definitions reveals that this direct shaming is unique and critical to the argument of the epistle. The hearers may dismiss warnings of God’s wrath as relevant to others but not themselves. Shame in 5.11—6.12 makes this fear personal.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X09339645
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Emotions
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetoric
Pericopes Hebrews 5,11-6,12
Terms νωθρός
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