Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Hebrews

by Victor C. Pfitzner (Author)P9780718093761, Victor C. Pfitzner (Author) }

Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Hebrews

Format: Paperback

Vendor: Abingdon Press

Publication Date: October 01, 1997

ISBN: 0687057248

ISBN-13: 9780687057245

Number of Pages: 220

Series: Abingdon New Testament Commentaries

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Pfitzner interprets Hebrews as a passionate appeal directed by its author to a community that is in danger of surrendering the distinctiveness of its faith. Through an examination of its structure, rhetorical devices, and arguments, he shows Hebrews to be a splendid example of extended exhortation, with a recurring pattern of formal introduction, scriptural quotation, exposition, and application. By seeing the message of Hebrews as a \"word exhortation\" (13:22) to a community in crisis, Pfitzner is able to set its distinctive Christology firmly in its original social, historical, and cultural context.

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