Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Zakovitch and Ruzer, God’s Word Is Powerful

God’s Word Is Powerful
Eight Conversations on the Epistle to the Hebrews

By Yair Zakovitch, Serge Ruzer

Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press
Jewish History, Jewish Studies, Religions, Christianity
Publish date: November 2016
Language: Hebrew
Danacode: 45-481011
ISBN: 978-965-493-925-6
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 289
Weight: 450 gr.

The character of the Epistle to the Hebrews differs greatly from all other letters included in the New Testament. It is actually a sermon interpreting numerous biblical verses with the aim to substantiate its unique claim for Jesus' heavenly priesthood. The reliance on biblical proof-texts enables the writer to establish his innovative claims vis-a-vis both the broader Jewish tradition and the competing outlooks existing within the Jesus movement itself.

The eight conversations in the book discuss the Epistle's interpretative strategies in order to unearth the worldview of its author and the nature of its target audience.