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Bibil Identifier bibil:213764
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) Circostanze e argomentazione dell'Epistola agli Ebrei
Author Biguzzi, Giancarlo
Journal Liber Annuus. Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (Volume: 60)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language Italian
Pages 155-172 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A particular concentration of prophetical Christology is present in the exordium of the Epistle to the Hebrews and on the contrary, only a short parenthetic clause of soteriological Christology ("...when he had made purification for sins..."). The whole Epistle, however, avoids then the theme and the terminology of prophecy and instead brings forth a large argumentation on sin and purification from it, achieved by Jesus shedding his blood and through his obedience such as is mentioned in Psalm - LXX 40,9, so as to bring back all humanity of which he shared their flesh, suffering and death, to the obedience of God. As a consequence, it can be supposed that for the addressees of the Epistle, Jesus was only the one who reveals and not the Saviour. The same profession of faith, which denies the "coming in the flesh" and which requires the proclamation of Jesus as hilasterion for the sins, is found in the Johannine Epistles as well, and would have been largely spread in the Gnosticism of the second century. All this leads to assume, on the one hand, that the addresses were not at all willing to go back to Judaism from which they originated, but to join a syncretistic stream and on the other, that the Epistle was written at the end of the first century, when Gnosticism was just around the corner.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Epistle to the Hebrews
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