By L. D. Hurst

This paintings is a complete remedy of 1 of the main exciting questions of recent New testomony examine: what sort of individual may have produced the mysterious record recognized this present day because the Epistle to the Hebrews? whereas different stories of Hebrews have tended to concentration both at the query of the identification of the author and of the letter's recipients, or on person concerns akin to the writer's view of priesthood, non secular pilgrimage or christology, Dr Hurst presents the 1st paintings to discover in a accomplished method the real query of what particularly identifiable milieus may have produced a rfile which for lots of humans turns out whatever of an alien presence in the New testomony. The e-book is organised round the commonly differing backgrounds of concept that have to be thought of - equivalent to Platonism, the ideals of the lifeless Sea Sect and of the early gnostics (as good as these of St Stephen and St Paul) - and it explores extensive the most important theological and philosophical difficulties confronted by means of first-century Christians.

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