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The publication of Hebrews has usually been the Cinderella of the recent testomony, neglected and marginalized; and but it's the most fascinating and theologically major books within the New testomony. A Cloud of Witness examines the theology of the e-book within the gentle of its historical old context. There are chapters dedicated to the constitution of Hebrews, the individual of Jesus Christ, Hebrews in the context of moment Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman empire and the function of Hebrews in early Christian proposal.

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He sees ·no need to posit any ullusion to luke ! IJ. whcrc. he ungds do nol worship the Son' (Hnrold W. Attri dg~·. o: (Hcrmc:ncin: Philnddphiu: Fortress. 1989). n. 67. p. 56. The £sc/wwlogica/ World 31 inha bited human wo rld . :! Long ago. at Lhe dose of his essay on oiKouiJEVfl. n Vanhoyecautioned. 6). 7. 9): the. 4-6). x~ordi n g to the context of the epistle and the una nimo us teachings of the NT. ·-ady. 6-8, he still regarded God's leading the Firstborn into t he world as refe rring to the inca rnation and not exahation.

If(h is is a self-consistent thinker then the larger vision of cosmic reclamation t lwt we have brought into t he open s ho uld run through this central unit of t he arsument. In briefest fashion here is how it does so. First. 25 the writer speaks of the earthly tabernacle and Jaw as a t-<)p )\ shadow. or antitype. he does not speak of the cosmos as a whole in this way. The relationship or that language to the cosmos is indirect:3(1 lhe heavenly world ~~s a whole was a pattern lOr the earthly J4 As noted below.

6-8 the preacher sketc hes the link between the present world and ' the habit;-tble world to come• inlo which God has led the Firstbo rn Son. Through his humiliation in which he conquered death the Son has a lready entered the habita ble world tha t he \ViJI resto re for hum~m habitation and dominion. 5- 18 as the preacher sustains the. contrast by emphasizing th~ll the Son subjected himself for a time to a status lower tha n the angels. taking o n llesh and blood lo r the suffering of death. 5).

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