Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
W.L. Lane, J.E. Long, Ron Veenker
Department of Philosophy & Religion
Master of Arts
The Book of Hebrews has been interpreted from at least three religion historical angles: the Gnostic interpretation, the platonic/Philonic interpretation, and the apocalyptic interpretation. Since 1970, however, the apocalyptic interpretation is strongly favored. A study of the understanding of the writer of the book of Hebrews as pertaining to history (timo, the unity of history, the emphasis on the eschaton, the two-age motif), the concept of rest (katapausis), alleged Platonic dualism, Messianism, and angelology literature is the primary extra-biblical locus from which the writer of the Book of Hebrews draws.
Arts and Humanities | Biblical Studies | Christianity | Religion
Schmidgall, Paul, "The Influence of Jewish Apocalyptic Literature on the Book of Hebrews" (1980). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1981.