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Bibil Identifier bibil:212727
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Addressing an Angelomorphic Christological Myth in Hebrews?
Author Steyn, Gert J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 1107-1128 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article, the hypothesis of a possible angelomorphic christology, as addressed by the author of Hebrews, is investigated. It is argued that when Jesus was proclaimed as “Son of God”, he was probably identified by some of the early believers as an angel. Evidence of similar angelomorphic views held by certain groups in Jewish and early Christian apocalyptic circles at the time of the composition of Hebrews, is listed. The arguments in Hebrews 1 in particular are investigated against this background. It is concluded that, although no explicit polemic against a viewpoint of Jesus as an angel is found in the text, certain angelomorphic elements were applied to him.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Angel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Epistle to the Hebrews
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Christology
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