Category Archives: Hebrews

Handmaid, Know-It-All, Temporary Law

1. Yehoshua Amir, “Authority and Interpretation of Scripture in the Writings of Philo,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 439. “…it is possible … Continue reading

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Gnostic Soteriology

Source: Birger A. Pearson, “Jewish Sources in Gnostic Literature,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 460-461. “A closer look reveals that the passage posits three classes of men: the perfect, on whom … Continue reading

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Hebrews and Animal Sacrifices

The epistle to the Hebrews contends that animal sacrifices cannot take away sin. Why not? In Hebrews 10:1-4, we see its rationale: “Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the true form … Continue reading

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