Book Details

[논문] Hebrews and the Temple: Attitudes to the Temple in Second Temple Judaism and in Hebrews (By Philip Church)
Publication Date: March 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Imprint: BRILL
Main Series: Novum Testamentum, Supplements
ISSN: 0167-9732
Volume: 171


In Hebrews and the Temple Philip Church argues that the silence of Hebrews concerning the temple does not mean that the author is not interested in the temple. He writes to encourage his readers to abandon their preoccupation with it and to follow Jesus to their eschatological goal. Following extensive discussions of attitudes to the temple in the literature of Second Temple Judaism, Church turns to Hebrews and argues that the temple is presented there as a symbolic foreshadowing of the eschatological dwelling of God with his people. Now that the eschatological moment has arrived with the exaltation of Christ to the right hand of God, preoccupation with the temple and its rituals must cease.

Table of Contents

Temple Affirmed: Temple Symbolism in Texts Reflecting a Positive Attitude to the Temple
Temple Rejected: Temple Symbolism in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Temple Contested: Temple Symbolism in Texts Reflecting Dissatisfaction with the Temple
Temple Destroyed: Temple Symbolism in Texts Responding to the Fall of the Temple
The Eschatological Orientation of Hebrews
The Eschatological Goal of the People of God: Temple Symbolism in Hebrews 3:1–4:11; 11:1–13:16
Jesus the High Priest of the Heavenly Temple: Temple Symbolism in Hebrews 4:14–10:25