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The booklet of Hebrews has frequently been the Cinderella of the recent testomony, neglected and marginalized; and but it really is essentially the most fascinating and theologically major books within the New testomony. A Cloud of Witness examines the theology of the ebook within the mild of its historic old context. There are chapters dedicated to the constitution of Hebrews, the individual of Jesus Christ, Hebrews in the context of moment Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman empire and the function of Hebrews in early Christian suggestion.
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Tnce of the High Priest into t he Most Holy Place is the obvious second raising. 17 It is interesting t ha t both the placement and the content of each of the first three exhortations match the appropriate geogra phical change on the Day o f Atonement. or more. specifically the architecture the tabernacle or temple. 1-4. Before the exhortation is the superiority of Jesus (ch. 1). 1ttention to what is declared. " On the Day o r Atonement) the c hange in geography would be rrom the point where the High Priest is in his sped a l linen clothes to the point where the sacrific-e is made.
Wilh the Day or Ato nement. d or a rchitectural elements within it that may be mirrored in Hebrews. Jus t a brier overview o f the Day on Atonement will be gh•en. especially in its a rchitectural or s eog:ra phical term s. To ca ll the Day o f Atonement simply ' signil1cant" bo rders on unders ta tement. Many things ha ppened o n tha t day t hat happened on no other day. Be<:a use or this. man y e lements o r the day are. h Priest into the Mos t Holy Place. eographica llirnils o f lhe typk al olle ring ins tructions given by the Lord.
A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in Its Ancient Contexts by Richard Bauckham, Trevor Hart, Visit Amazon's Nathan MacDonald Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Nathan MacDonald, , Daniel Driver