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'You are a priest forever' [electronic resource] : Second Temple Jewish messianism and the priestly christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews /
by Eric F. Mason.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
description
xiii, 229 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004149872 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004149878 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
isbn
9004149872 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004149878 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Hebrews' presentation of Jesus as High Priest -- Jesus as 'pioneer' or 'forerunner' -- Jesus as 'Son' and 'Son of God' -- Jesus as 'priest' and 'high priest' -- Hebrews 1:1-14 -- Hebrews 2:5-18 -- Hebrews 4:14-5:10 -- Hebrews 7 -- Hebrews 8-10 -- Previous theories of the background of the motif -- Largely original to the author of Hebrews -- Dependent on early Christian theology and exegesis -- Dependent on gnostic mythology -- Dependent on the thought of Philo of Alexandria -- Messianic priest traditions in Second Temple Judaism -- Messianic expectations at qumran -- Identification of 'messianic' figures at Qumran -- Evolutionary development of messianic conceptions at Qumran -- The messianic priest in the qumran texts -- Rule of the community and Damascus document -- Rule of the congregation -- Rule of the blessings -- War scroll -- Forilegium (4Q174) and Catenaa (4Q177) -- Testimonia (4Q175) -- Other possible references to a messianic priest -- Antecedents to the Qumran expectations of a messianic priest -- Aramaic Levi document -- Jubilees -- Ttestament of Levi -- Significance of the Levi priestly tradition -- Angelomorphic christology Melchizedek traditions in Second Temple Judaism -- Melchizedek in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Septuagint -- Genesis 14:18-20 -- Psalm 110:4 -- Melchizedek in nonbiblical Second Temple Jewish literature -- Genesis apocryphon -- Jubilees -- Pseudo-eupolemus -- Philo of Alexandria -- Melchizedek in the texts of the Qumran community -- Songs of the Sabbath sacrifice -- Visions of Amram -- Melchizedek -- The priestly christology of Hebrews and Qumran traditions -- A narrative theology of Hebrews -- Comparison with Qumran traditions -- Hebrews and the priestly messianism of Qumran -- Hebrews and the Melchizedek traditions of Qumran.
catalogue key
11672574
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-224) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Eric F. Mason, Ph.D. (2005) in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity (New Testament), University of Notre Dame, is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Judson University, Elgin, Illinois
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Scholars have long questioned the conceptual background for the priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews. This text reevaluates the priestly Christology of Hebrews and the presentations of the messianic priest and Melchizedek in the Qumran texts.
Description for Reader
All those interested in the Epistle to the Hebrews, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and messianism and Melchizedek traditions in Secon d Temple Judaism.
Long Description
Scholars have long questioned the conceptual background for the priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews, with suggestions including Gnosticism, the thought of Philo of Alexandria, common themes in early Christian theology and exegesis, and the creativity of the author of Hebrews himself. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls prompted waves of enthusiasm for understanding Hebrews in that context, both in terms of the Qumran sect's priestly messianism and understanding of Melchizedek, but claims often were excessive and the approach was discredited. The present study reevaluates the priestly Christology of Hebrews and the presentations of the messianic priest and Melchizedek in the Qumran texts, arguing that the latter do indeed provide the closest parallels to Hebrews' thought.
Main Description
Of the many proposals for the conceptual background of the priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews, this book argues that the presentations of the messianic priest and Melchizedek in the Qumran texts provide the closest parallels to Hebrews' thought.
Main Description
Scholars have long questioned the conceptual background for the priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews, with suggestions including Gnosticism, the thought of Philo of Alexandria, common themes in early Christian theology and exegesis, and the creativity of the author of Hebrews himself. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls prompted waves of enthusiasm for understanding Hebrews in that context, both in terms of the Qumran sect s priestly messianism and understanding of Melchizedek, but claims often were excessive and the approach was discredited. The present study reevaluates the priestly Christology of Hebrews and the presentations of the messianic priest and Melchizedek in the Qumran texts, arguing that the latter do indeed provide the closest parallels to Hebrews thought.
Main Description
Scholars have long questioned the conceptual background for the priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews, with suggestions including Gnosticism, the thought of Philo of Alexandria, common themes in early Christian theology and exegesis, and the creativity of the author of Hebrews himself. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls prompted waves of enthusiasm for understanding Hebrews in that context, both in terms of the Qumran sect's priestly messianism and understanding of Melchizedek, but claims often were excessive and the approach was discredited. The present study reevaluates the priestly Christology of Hebrews and the presentations of the messianic priest and Melchizedek in the Qumran texts, arguing that the latter do indeed provide the closest parallels to Hebrews' thought. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Hebrews' Presentation of Jesus as High Priestp. 8
Jesus as 'Pioneer' or 'Forerunner'p. 10
Jesus as 'Son' and 'Son of God'p. 12
Jesus as 'Priest' and 'High Priest'p. 13
Hebrews 1:1-14p. 14
Hebrews 2:5-18p. 19
Hebrews 4:14-5:10p. 23
Hebrews 4:14-5:10p. 23
Hebrews 7p. 25
Hebrews 8-10p. 35
Summaryp. 38
Previous Theories of the Background of the Motifp. 40
Largely Original to the Author of Hebrewsp. 40
Dependent on Early Christian Theology and Exegesisp. 43
Dependent on Gnostic Mythologyp. 49
Dependent on the Thought of Philo of Alexandriap. 57
Messianic Priest Traditions in Second Temple Judaismp. 64
Messianic Expectations at Qumranp. 70
Identification of 'Messianic' Figures at Qumranp. 71
Evolutionary Development of Messianic Conceptions at Qumranp. 76
The Messianic Priest in the Qumran Textsp. 83
Rule of the Community and Damascus Documentp. 83
Rule of the Congregationp. 93
Rule of the Blessingsp. 95
War Scrollp. 99
Florilegium (4Q174) and Catena[superscript a] (4Q177)p. 103
Testimonia (4Q175)p. 105
Other Possible References to a Messianic Priestp. 109
Antecedents to the Qumran Expectations of a Messianic Priestp. 111
Aramaic Levi Documentp. 116
Jubileesp. 124
Testament of Levip. 127
Significance of the Levi Priestly Traditionp. 131
Angelomorphic Christologyp. 133
Melchizedek Traditions in Second Temple Judaismp. 138
Melchizedek in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Septuagintp. 138
Genesis 14:18-20p. 139
Psalm 110:4p. 143
Melchizedek in Nonbiblical Second Temple Jewish Literaturep. 146
Genesis Apocryphonp. 147
Jubileesp. 149
Pseudo-Eupolemusp. 151
Josephusp. 154
Philo of Alexandriap. 158
Melchizedek in the Texts of the Qumran Communityp. 164
Songs of the Sabbath Sacrificep. 164
Visions of Amramp. 167
11QMelchizedekp. 168
The Priestly Christology of Hebrews and Qumran Traditionsp. 191
A Narrative Theology of Hebrewsp. 193
Comparison with Qumran Traditionsp. 196
Hebrews and the Priestly Messianism of Qumranp. 196
Hebrews and the Melchizedek Traditions of Qumranp. 199
Conclusionp. 203
Bibliographyp. 205
Index of Authorsp. 225
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