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Bibil Identifier bibil:216037
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Encomiastic Topics of Syncrisis as the Key to the Structure and Argument of Hebrews
Author Martin, Michael W.
Author Whitlark, Jason A.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 57, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 415-439 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study examines comparison in Hebrews in the light of ancient rhetorical theory of syncrisis, identifying five epideictic syncrises: the messengers/angels vs. Jesus (1.1-14; 2.5-18), Moses vs. Jesus (3.1-6), the Aaronic high priests vs. Jesus (5.1-10), the Levitical priestly ministry vs. the Melchizedekian priestly ministry (7.1-10.18), and Mt. Sinai vs. Mt. Zion (12.18-24). The study shows that these comparisons collectively function as a single syncritical project that argues for the superiority of the new covenant to the old, and that the project, like most of the individual comparisons, is arranged topically in accordance with ancient rhetorical theory.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688511000099
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Epistle to the Hebrews
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Encomium
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