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The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews

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The Letter to the Hebrews is of particular significance for the most important explanation of the sacrificial death of Christ contained in the New Testament. In this book, Barnabas Lindars explains the circumstances in which Hebrews was written, and expounds the writer's argument at length. At each stage of the survey, the writer's ideas are related to the main topics of N ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published June 15th 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 31st 1991)
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Brian Pate
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Without doubt, the book of Hebrews “tends to be neglected by those who read the New Testament for spiritual profit” (128).

This contribution to the New Testament Theology series (edited by J. D. G. Dunn and published by Cambridge University Press) leaps forward toward a thorough understanding of the theological message of Hebrews. As such, it is an invaluable resource to the pastor and student alike.

Its helpfulness in grasping the big picture of the book outweighs the brief criticisms one will h
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Rob O'Lynn
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good introduction to the theology and textual content of Hebrews. I disagree with his insistence that Hebrews is an epistle and not a homily (it clearly is the later). However he argues his case well, and perhaps convincingly to one not versed in rhetorical criticism.
Mitch Mallary
Aug 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Some sections were certainly 5-star, but on the whole Lindars left the reader wanting more.
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