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Bibil Identifier bibil:219014
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Ancient Jewish Mystical Motifs in Hebrews' Theology of Access and Entry Exhortations
Author Mackie, Scott D.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 88-104 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A number of motifs found in ancient Jewish accounts of the heavenly throne room appear in the Epistle to the Hebrews. These elements include the throne of God, the temple veil, the glory of God, and participation in angelic worship. Though in ancient Jewish texts they are all depicted as presenting nearly insurmountable obstacles to the presence of God, the author of Hebrews transforms these conceptions, and instead depicts them as encouraging, facilitating, and even ensuring access to a welcoming God. This is especially apparent in the passages promoting the author's ultimate hortatory goal: the community's entry into the heavenly sanctuary (2.5–10; 4.14–16; 6.18–20; 10.19–23; 12.22–24).
DOI 10.1017/S0028688511000269
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Epistle to the Hebrews
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Throne
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Angel
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