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A new perspective on Hebrews : rethinking the parting of the ways

Author: Kenneth Schenck
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books / Fortress Academic, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Going against the tide of much recent scholarship on Hebrews, Kenneth Schenck argues that the letter was addressed to a primarily Gentile audience, to console them and strengthen their faith in the wake of the destruction of the Temple. The implications--that Christians, Jews and Gentiles alike, valued the Temple highly and grieved its destruction--point to a new perspective on the so-called parting of the ways  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Schenck
ISBN: 9781978706422 1978706421
OCLC Number: 1100631117
Description: ix, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Hebrews in the context of Christian Judaism --
The ethnicity of the audience of Hebrews --
Early Christians and the Temple --
Hebrews and the Temple --
Hebrews and Christology --
Hebrews and God's covenant with Israel --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kenneth Schenck.

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This book argues that the book of Hebrews did not part ways with Judaism in its sense of the law, the temple, and monotheism. It explores Hebrews as a sermon sent to Gentile believers in Rome,  Read more...

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Kenneth Schenck, a leading authority on the Epistle to the Hebrews, here offers a carefully argued case that Hebrews was written for a Gentile audience after the destruction of the Jewish Temple. He Read more...

 
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