Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews
Scholars often explain Hebrews relative silence regarding Jesus resurrection by emphasizing the author s appeal to Yom Kippur s two key moments the sacrificial slaughter and the high priest s presentation of blood in the holy of holies in his distinctive portrayal of Jesus death and heavenly exaltation. The writer s depiction of Jesus as the high priest whose blood effected ultimate atonement appears to be modeled upon these two moments. Such a typology discourages discrete reflection on Jesus resurrection. Drawing on contemporary studies of Jewish sacrifice (which note that blood represents life, not death), parallels in Jewish apocalyptic literature, and fresh exegetical insights, this volume demonstrates that Jesus embodied, resurrected life is crucial for the high-priestly Christology and sacrificial soteriology developed in Hebrews.
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The Riddle of Hebrews Silence about the Resurrection
Chapter Two Angels Anthropology and the Age to Come in Hebrews 12
Chapter Three Jesus Resurrection Ascension and Heavenly High Preisthood in Hebrews
Chapter Four Jesus Resurrection Life and Hebrews Christological and Soteriological Appropriation of Yom Kippur
Chapter Five Conclusion
Adam angelic spirits apocalyptic argues argument ascended into heaven ascension atonement atoning offering attested Attridge author of Hebrews author’s biblical blood offering blood/life bodily chapter Christ Christology citation collocation Common Era context contrast covenant creation death depicted discussion divine dualism dwell earth earthly elevation Ellingworth emphasis enduring Enoch enter Epistle eschatological eternal event exaltation Ezra faith God’s glory God’s presence God’s promises God’s right hand Greek heavenly realm heavenly tabernacle Hebräer Hebräerbrief high priest Hofius holy of holies homily human body Ibid identified implies inheritance interpretation Israel Jewish language Leviticus literature logic Melchizedek Moses motif noted notion perfection phrase present priestly psalm purification Qumran reference to Jesus resur resurrection righteous ritual impurity sacrifice saeculum salvation sanctuary Second Temple Septuagintal significance slaughter Son’s soteriological suffering suggests tabernacle Testament throne at God’s tion tradition transformed Vanhoye words worship writer Yom Kippur οἰκουμένη