The Persuasive Arguments at Play in Heb 2:11 and 7:12

In: Novum Testamentum
Robert Doran Amherst College ma USA

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The phrase ‘from one’ in Heb 2:11 does not refer to some common ancestor or creator, but is the commonplace that common predication connects those so predicated. At Heb 7:12, the author draws upon the accepted connection in the Mediterranean world between form of government and worldview/religion—to change one is to change the other—and so the argument is rhetorically persuasive.

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