Thursday, September 27, 2012

Exodus Theology in Hebrews

I just discovered this new book on Hebrews:

Bonggyeong Lim. Horror and Hope: Exodus Theology in the Book of Hebrews. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

"The author endeavors to highlight the concepts of horror and hope in the book of Hebrews by exploring theological interrelation between the Old Exodus of Israel and the New Exodus in Christ event. While the concept of horror is predominantly observed in the warning passages of the book, the concept of hope is manifested in the sections referring to the redemptive event of Christ, including His heavenly sanctuary ministry. Particularly, it is argued that theological themes relating to the Old Exodus, such as the “revelation of God,” “salvation,” “Moses,” and “covenant” are developed throughout the book of Hebrews in a way to demonstrate that Exodus is one of the central motifs of the book as a whole. In this way, the book of Hebrews is shown to speak of hope to the humankind who are hopeless and struck with horror, yet, who are looking forward to the great eschatological Exodus at the end of the world history. However, it is maintained that this book gives a severe warning message to the individuals who persistently reject the Captain of the New Exodus, the Savior of hope, Jesus Christ."

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Brief Review of deSilva's New Book

This has been a slow month for Hebrews studies on the blogs, but recently Nijay Gupta has posted a brief review of David deSilva's book, The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective.  I hope to have my own review of the book up on this blog in the not-too-distant future. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Review of Moffitt, Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in Hebrews

Review of Biblical Literature has just posted this review:

Moffitt, David M. Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Leiden: Brill, 2011. Review by Kenneth D. Litwak.