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Bibil Identifier bibil:226020
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Meaning of τοῖς ἀκούσασιν at Hebrews 4,2
Author Swetnam, James
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 601-608 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The words τοῖς ἀκούσασιν in Heb 4,2 are frequently taken as referring either to the Israelites of the desert generation who, in contrast to the majority, did believe in God’s care, or to the Christians who, in contrast to the desert generation, do believe. After indicating why each interpretation is unsatisfactory, the note argues from the wording of the entire verse in the context of the epistle as a whole that the words refer to the Christians who heard the words of the Lord as he instituted the Eucharist. He is the one who, through the linkage of faith, makes entrance into God’s rest possible.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Semiotics (general) : Semantics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Eucharist
Pericopes Hebrews 4,2
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