One of the focal issues surrounding contemporary studies of Hebrews concerns the book's elusive structure. This volume presents an examination of previous proposals and a fresh attempt at unlocking Hebrews' organizational principles.
The first part of the volume critically assesses past efforts at outlining Hebrews. Following a history of investigation, the various approaches to the structure of Hebrews are categorized and evaluated for both strengths and weaknesses. Methodologies considered include thematic analysis, literary analysis, rhetorical analysis, and linguistic analysis. Part two of the volume offers a texts-linguistic analysis of Hebrews, utilizing both modern linguistic theory and insight into ancient oratorical conventions.
This book presents advances in text-linguistic analysis and a compelling proposal concerning the structure of Hebrews.
George H. Guthrie, Ph.D. (1991) in New Testament Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is Assistant Professor of Religion at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.
...una obra que será sin duda punto de referencia obligado en los estudios futuros sobre la Carta a los Hebreos.'
Stanley E. Porter,
Estudios Eclesiásticos, 1995.
...this is a well-written book that makes a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion of a difficult problem.'
H. Alan Brehm,
Southwestern Journal of Theology.
Guthrie's argument...is clearly and cogently presented, with the help of no less than 35 diagrams.'
Bible Translator, 1995.
Guthrie's published dissertation offers a fresh, methodologically rigorous approach to the problem of the structure of the Letter to the Hebrews. His book provides numerous exegetical insights into the Letter as well as valuable methodological suggestions for future investigation of biblical texts.'
David A. deSilva,
The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 1995.
All those interested in general New Testament studies, introduction to the book of Hebrews, the theology of Hebrews, linguistic analysis, literary criticism, and rhetorical criticism.