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Bibil Identifier bibil:244297
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Hebrews in Contexts
Title (English, Abbreviation) Hebrews in Contexts
Editor Gelardini, Gabriella
Editor Attridge, Harold W.
Series Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (Volume: 91)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 32/91
Place 227.6.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-31168-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxiii Pages
385 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Scholars of Hebrews have repeatedly echoed the almost proverbial saying that the book appears to its reader as a "Melchizedekian being without genealogy". For such scholars the aphorism identified prominent traits of Hebrews, its enigma, its otherness, its marginality. Although Franz Overbeck might unintentionally have stimulated such correlations, they do not represent what his dictum originally meant. Writing during the high noon of historicism in 1880, Overbeck lamented a lack of historical context, one that he had deduced on the basis of flawed presuppositions of the ideological frameworks prevalent of his time. His assertion made an impact, and consequently Hebrews was not only "othered" within New Testament scholarship, its context was neglected and by some, even judged as irrelevant altogether. Understandably, the neglect created a deficit keenly felt by more recent scholarship, which has developed a particular interest in Hebrews’ contexts. Hebrews in Contexts, edited by Gabriella Gelardini and Harold W. Attridge, is an expression of this interest. It gathers authors who explore extensively on Hebrews’ relations to other early traditions and texts (Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman) in order to map Hebrews’ historical, cultural, and religious identity in greater, and perhaps surprising detail.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Epistle to the Hebrews
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