Theses & Dissertations

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Allen, David Mark. "'Deuteronomic Re-Presentation in a Word of Exhortation': An Assessment of the Paraenetic Function of Deuteronomy in the Letter to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., University of Edinburgh, 2007.

Allison, Jane Elizabeth. "A Study of the Priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews." M.A. thesis, Durham University, 1991.

Antwi, Daniel Jacobson. “The Death of Jesus as Atoning Sacrifice: A Study of the Sources and Purpose of New Testament Soteriology, with Particular Reference to Selected Texts.” Ph.D. diss., University of Aberdeen, 1980.

Assen, Benjamin Jacob van. “Nu wij dan een hogepriester hebben... Een onderzoek naar de offerterminologie van Hebreeen op basis van Heb 9:11-12 en Heb 13:11-13.” M.A. thesis, Utrecht University, 2010.

Asumang, Annang. “The Tabernacle as a Heuristic Device in the Interpretation of the Christology of Hebrews.” Th.M. thesis, South African Theological Seminary, 2005.

Barbee, Dawn. "The Concept of Faith in Hebrews 10:32–12:3." M.A. thesis, Regent University, 2011.

Betz, Erin L. "Christology in The Epistle to the Hebrews: Martin Luther's Reception of John Chrysostom." M.S.T. thesis, Boston University School of Theology, 2010.

Birigwa, Bitamazire Nicholas. “Hapax Legomena Conjunction Combinations in the Book of Hebrews: A Linguistic and Exegetical Study.” M.A. thesis, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, 2016.

Buchanan, Andrew James. “The Book of Hebrews in Toraja Context: Towards a Three-Culture Hermeneutic.” Ph.D. diss., University of Sydney, 2016.

Bucher, John Russell. “The Relation to the Old Testament of the Synoptic Teaching of Jesus, with Some Comparison of the Attitude Shown in the Epistles of Paul and in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Edinburgh University, 1940.

Burns, D. Kerr. “The Epistle to the Hebrews: An Inquiry into Its Relation to Primitive Tradition.” Ph.D. diss., University of Edinburgh, 1933.

Calaway, Jared C. "Heavenly Sabbath, Heavenly Sanctuary: The Transformation of Priestly Sacred Space and Sacred Time in the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice and the Epistle to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 2010.

Chang, Dongshin D. “Phinehas, the Sons of Zadok, and Melchizedek: An Analysis of Some Understandings of Priestly Covenant in the Late Second Temple Period.” Ph.D. diss., University of Manchester, 2013.

Chivington, Ryan D. "An Investigation for Possible Parallels of the Roman Imperial Cult (Caesar-Nero) in the New Testament Book of Hebrews." M.Th. thesis, University of Pretoria, 2006.

Church, Philip Arthur Frederick. “Wilderness Tabernacle and Eschatological Temple: A Study in Temple Symbolism in Hebrews in Light of Attitudes to the Temple in the Literature of Middle Judaism.” Ph.D. diss., University of Otago, 2012.

Coetsee, A. J. “Die sprekende God in die boek Hebreërs: ’n Openbaringshistoriese studie.” Ph.D. diss., Potchefstroomkampus van die Noordwes-Universiteit, 2014.

Cortez, Felix H. “‘The Anchor of the Soul that Enters within the Veil’: The Ascension of the ‘Son’ in the Letter to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Andrews University, 2008.

Cowan, Christopher Wade. "'Confident of Better Things': Assurance of Salvation in the Letter to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012.

Desjardins, Michael Robert. “Prolegomenon to the Study of Hebrews’ Use of Scripture: A Methodological, Textual and Bibliographic Inquiry.” M.A. thesis, The University of British Colombia, 1976.

De Wet, Chris Len. “Slavery in John Chrysostom’s Homilies on the Pauline Epistles and Hebrews: A Cultural-Historical Analysis.” D.Litt diss., University of Pretoria, 2013.

Dunnill, John David Stewart. "Covenant and Liminal Action in the Letter to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., University of Birmingham, 1988.

Dyer, Bryan R. "Suffering in the Face of Death: The Social Context of the Epistle to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., McMaster Divinity College, 2015.

Easter, Matthew Charles. "'Let Us Go to Him': The Story of Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., University of Otago, 2011.

Ellingworth, Paul. “The Old Testament in Hebrews Exegesis, Method and Hermeneutics.” Ph.D. diss., University of Aberdeen, 1977.

Etter, Bruce. "Christology and Psalm 2:7 in the Book of Hebrews." M.A. thesis, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2002.

Fernandes, Celso Eronides. “A liturgia de Hebreus: Uma análise de como as mudanças sociaisinfluenciam as formas de culto.” M.A. thesis, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, 2006.

Filtvedt, Ole Jakob. “The Identity of Israel and the Paradox of Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., MF Norwegian School of Theology, 2014.

Finney, T. J. “The Ancient Witnesses of the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Computer-Assisted Analysis of the Papyrus and Uncial Manuscripts of PROS EBRAIOUS.” Ph.D. diss., Murdoch University, 1999.

Fishbeck, Nadine Braunda. “The High-Priestly Christology of the Letter to the Hebrews: AFusion of Late Second Temple Theology and Early Christian Tradition.” M.A. thesis, School of Theology of the University of the South, 2012.

Friedrich, Carsten. “Die Schatten der himmlischen Dinge: Typologie im Hebräerbrief.” M.A. thesis, South African Theological Seminary, 2015.

Grenehed, Rikard. “Melkisedek och Kristus: Melkisedek i 11Q13 jämförd med Melkisedek och Kristus i Hebreerbrevet.” M.A. thesis, Uppsala University, 2014.

Griffin, Hayne Preston. “An Investigation into the Origin of the High Priest Christology in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., University of Aberdeen, 1978.

Heath, David Mark. "Chiastic Structures in Hebrews: A Study of Form and Function in Biblical Discourse." Ph.D. diss., University of Stellenbosch, 2011.

Heemstra, Marius. "How Rome's Administration of the Fiscus Judaicus Accelerated the Parting of the Ways between Judaism and Christianity: Rereading 1 Peter, Revelation, the Letter to the Hebrews, and the Gospel of John in their Roman and Jewish Contexts." Ph.D. diss., Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2009.

Hentschel, Christoph. “Lebendiges Gotteswort: Die Rezeption des Hebräerbriefs im Ersten Clemensbrief und im Hirten des Hermas.” Ph.D. diss., Ludwig-Maximilians University, 2008.

Holt, Theodore A., IV. “The Rhetoric of Law and the Epistle to the Hebrews.” M.A. thesis, Abilene Christian University, 2015.

Hydon, Paul Vernon. “The Priesthood of Jesus as Presented by the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University School of Theology, 1941.

Igba, J. T. “Ancestor Christology and Jesus’ Identity: A Study Based on the Epistleto the Hebrews.” M.A. thesis, Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, 2013.

Imberg, Johannes. “Den levitiska offerkultens function enligt Hebreerbrevets författare: en argumentationsanalys av Hebreerbrevet kapitel 7–10.” M.A. thesis, Lumd University, 2012.

Isaak, Jonathan M. "Situating the 'Letter to the Hebrews' in Early Christian History." Ph.D. diss., McGill University, 1999.

Jamieson, Robert Bruce. "Purging God's People and Place: Levitical Sacrifice as a Prolegomenon to Hebrews." Th.M. thesis, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014.

Jang, Jae Young. "Communicative Preaching: A Homiletical Study in the Light of Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2007.

Johnsson, William George. “Defilement and Purgation in the Book of Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University, 1973.

Jong, Adam de. “The Writer of Hebrews as a Reader of Hebrew: An Inquiry into the Linguistic and Hermeneutical Use of the Old Testament Quotations in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” M.Th. thesis, University of Glasgow, 2011.

Kim, Daewon. "Perseverance in Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., University of Pretoria, 1995.

Laansma, Jon. “‘I Will Give You Rest.’ The Background and Significance of the Rest Motif in the New Testament with Special Reference to Mt 11 and Heb 3–4.” Ph.D. diss., University of Aberdeen, 1995.

Larsen, Espen Barland. “Kristus som ἀρχηγός, i lys av Hebreerbrevets ledelsesmotiv. En analyse av kristusbetegnelsen ἀρχηγός i Hebreerbrevet 2:10 og 12:2.” M.A. thesis, Det Teologiske Menighetsfakultet, 2014.

Laughton, Lance Craig. “The Hermeneutic of the Author of Hebrews as Manifest in the Introductory Formulae and Its Implication for Modern Hermeneutics.” M.A. thesis, University of Pretoria, 2005.

Lee, Gregory Woodae. “Figural Reading in the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Dialogue withAugustine and Calvin.” Ph.D. diss., Duke University, 2010.

Lloyd, Gwilym George. “The Treatment of the Mosaic Law in the Epistle to the Hebrewswith Some Comparison of the Pauline Attitude.” Ph.D. diss., University of Edinburgh, 1946.

Manahan, Ronald E. "A Re-examination of the Cultural Mandate: An Analysis and Evaluation of the Dominion Materials." Th.D. diss., Grace Theological Seminary, 1982. [Contains a section on Hebrews 2:5–9]

Miselbrook, Jeremy Scott. “A Portrait of Christ the Hero in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Loyola University Chicago, 2012.

Moffitt, David McCheyne. "A New and Living Way: Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., Duke University, 2010.

Mosser, Carl. "No Lasting City: Rome, Jerusalem and the Place of Hebrews in the History of 'Early Christianity.'" Ph.D. diss., St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, 2005.

Mvunabandi, Shadrack. “The Communicative Power of Blood Sacrifices: A Predominantly SouthAfrican Perspective with Special Reference to the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., University of Pretoria, 2008.

Nel, Pieter. “Die rol van Psalm 110 in Hebreërs.” M.A. thesis, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2005.

Rayburn, Robert Gibson, II. “‘Yesterday, Today, and Forever’: The Narrative World of Ψ 94 (Ps 95) as a Hermeneutical Key to Hebrews.” Th.D. diss., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2016.

Redmond, Alan. "The Obsolete Covenant in Hebrews Chapter Eight." M.A. thesis, Providence Seminary, 2008.

Ribbens, Benjamin J. “Levitical Sacrifice and Heavenly Cult in Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Wheaton College, 2013.

Richardson, Christopher A. “Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus' Faith as the Climax of Israel's History in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Aberdeen University, 2009.

Sauer, Ronald Clements. "A Critical and Exegetical Reexamination of Hebrews 5:11 to 6:8." Ph.D. diss., University of Manchester, 1981.

Schenck, Kenneth Lee. “The Settings of the Sacrifice: Eschatology and Cosmology in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., University of Durham, 1996.

Small, Brian Christopher. "The Characterization of Jesus in the Book of Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., Baylor University, 2012.

Stanley, Steven K. "A New Covenant Hermeneutic: The Use of Scripture in Hebrews 8–10." Ph.D. diss., University of Sheffield, 1994.

Steyn, Gert J. “A Quest for the Assumed LXX Vorlage of the Explicit Quotations in Hebrews.” Ph.D. diss., Stellenbosch University, 2009.

Terveen, John L. "Jesus in Hebrews: An Exegetical Analysis of the References to Jesus' Earthly Life in the Epistle to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., University of Edinburgh, 1986.

Tetley, Joy D. "The Priesthood of Christ as the Controlling Theme of the Epistle to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., University of Durham, 1988.

Thiele, Richard A. "A Reexamination of the Authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008. [Partial view]

Uyen, Paul Cau. “Faith, Imagination, and Discipleship in Hebrews: The Role of Imagination in Faith for Discipleship.” M.A. thesis, Wheaton College Graduate School, 2012.

Van der Walt, Sarel Petrus. “‘Ons weet omdat ons glo!’: 'neksegeties-openbaringshistoriese studie vanuit Hebreërs 10:38–11:3 toegepas opdie problematiek van die verhouding tussen geloof en kennis.” Ph.D. diss., North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2005.

Veldhuijzen, Henk E. “De betekenis van de stad in Hebreeën 11.” M.A. thesis, Utrecht University, 2011.

Walker, Jeffrey P. “The ‘Cosmic Covenant’ in the Letter to the Hebrews.” M.A. thesis, Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, 2006.

Walser, Georg A. "Textual and Contextual Background of the Old Testament Quotations in Hebrews." Ph.D. diss., University of Leicester, 2013.

Watson, Ryan. “What Does the Use of the Typological Imagery of Melchizedek in the Book of Hebrews Contribute to Christology?” M.A. thesis, Australian College of Theology, 2013.

Whitaker, Seth A. “The Hope of Hebrews: A Contextual Analysis of Christian Origins within Early Judaism through an Exegetical Analysis of Hebrews 10:1–18.” M.A. thesis, Graduate School of Theology and Ministry, Oral Roberts University, 2016.

Whitlark, Jason A. "Fidelity to God: Perseverance in Hebrews in Light of the Reciprocity Systems of the Ancient Mediterranean World." Ph.D. diss., Baylor University, 2006.

Winder, Timothy J. "The Sacrificial Christology of Hebrews: A Jewish Christian Contribution to the Modern Debate about the Person of Christ." Ph.D. diss., Leeds University, 2005.

Yisak, Surur Mohammed. “The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews: Understanding the Interpretive Method of the Writer of Hebrews.” Th.M. diss., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007.

Zijl, G. J. L. “De Rust uit Psalm 95 in Hebreeën, bij Philo en in Midrash Tehillim.” B.A. thesis, Utrecht University, 2013.

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