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Bibil Identifier bibil:213867
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) ‘On Earth as it is in Heaven …’
Title (English, ) The Heavenly Sanctuary Motif in Hebrews 8:5 and Its Textual Connection with the ‘Shadowy Copy’ [ὑποδείγματι καὶ σκιᾷ] of LXX Exodus 25:40
Author Steyn, Gert J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 67, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-6 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study investigates the explicit quotation from Exodus 25:40 in Hebrews 8:5 where the motif of the earthly sanctuary, understood to be modelled on that of the heavenly sanctuary in some circles of early Judaism and early Christianity, is to be found. Hebrews’ application and interpretation of Exodus 25:40 – in light of the terms ὑπόδειγμα [example or plan or copy] (τύπος [model or design or archetype] by Philo) and σκιά [shadow] – is studied within the context of Hebrews 8:1–5. The purpose of this investigation is to explore the possible Graeco- Jewish background(s) of the ‘heavenly sanctuary’ motif in Hebrews 8:5, the presence of its key terminology and some of its intertextual occurrences in, amongst others, the Testament of Levi and Colossians 2:17.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v67i1.885
Pericopes Hebrews 8,5
Exodus 25,40
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