Examine the parallels between Hebrews and Qumran literature
Drawing on the fruits of decades of scholarship on Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Mason revisits the concept of Jesus as the priestly messiah in Hebrews. Mason provides a synthesis of all the passages dealing with the motif and previous scholarship on questions of context. He concludes by arguing that Melchizedek and other Qumran traditions provide the best sources of shared thought on Jesus as high priest.
Features:A synthesis of all the passages dealing with Jesus as high priestA survey of proposals for understanding the context of Hebrews’ priestly thoughtPaperback edition of the Brill hardcover
- A survey of proposals for understanding the context of Hebrews’ priestly thought
- A synthesis of all the passages dealing with Jesus as high priest
- Paperback edition of the Brill hardcover
Eric F. Mason is Professor of Biblical Studies at Judson University, Elgin, Illinois. He is the co-editor of Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students and Reading 1–2 Peter and Jude: A Resource for Students (both from SBL Press).
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