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Bibil Identifier bibil:244444
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure? Hebrews 12 and the Sinai Theophanies
Author Kibbe, Michael Harrison
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 216)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 36/2016
Place 227.6.08
Publishing house De Gruyter
Place Berlin/Boston
ISBN 978-3-11-042657-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxii Pages
283 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract A cursory glance at Hebrews' critique of Israel's fear at Sinai in Heb 12:18-29 suggests that the author has misunderstood or manipulated his sources. In the Pentateuch, the appointment of Moses as Israel's mediator receives explicit approval (Exod 19:9; Deut 5:28), while Heb 12:25 labels their request for mediation a "refusal" to heed the word of God.This bookargues that Hebrews' use of the Sinai narratives resides on a complex trajectory established by four points: the Sinai covenant according to Exodus, the reenactment of that covenant according to Deuteronomy, the call for a NEW covenant according to Jeremiah, and the present reality of that covenant established by God and mediated by Jesus Christ.
The basis for Hebrews' critique arises from its insight that while Israel's request established covenant-from-a-distance, Jesus demonstrates that true covenant mediation brings two parties into a single space. The purpose for Hebrews critique lies in its summons to Zion, the mountain on which Jesus sits at the right hand of God as the high priestly mediator of the new covenant.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Covenant
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Theophany
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Epistle to the Hebrews
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Fear
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Israel
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sinai
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Zion
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
Pericopes Hebrews 12,18-12,29
Hebrews 1-2
Hebrews 3-4
Hebrews 11
Exodus 19,9
Deuteronomy 5,28
Exodus 19,12-19,13
Exodus 20,20
Matthew 17,1-17,13
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