Mysticism of Hebrews
Exploring the Role of Jewish Apocalyptic Mysticism in the Epistle to the Hewbrews
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 331

By Jody A. Barnard
September 2012
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161518812                             
341 pages
$157.50 Paper Original

Jody A. Barnard examines the role of the Jewish apocalyptic mysticism in Hebrews. The Jewish apocalyptic mysticism is a phenomenon that came up at the end of the era of the Second Temple Judaism (including early Christianity). Their literary expression is found in the Book of Revelation and related literature, it focuses on the spiritual reality of the heavenly kingdom, and the experiences of people with this kingdom and its inhabitants. The author indicates that the book of Hebrews makes numerous apocalyptic and mystical themes as its own and that there are indications that this is a conceptual and literary phenomenon, not just originated from mystical experiences. The cosmology, Christology and soteriology in Hebrews are all in the subject area of ​​the Jewish apocalyptic mysticism and are explained in detail with reference to this relationship.

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