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Who Were the Heroes? An Exercise in Bi-testamentary Exegesis, with Christological Implications

Stanley Frost

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198263265
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0012
Who Were the Heroes? An Exercise in Bi-testamentary Exegesis, with Christological Implications

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This chapter presents an essay on the exegesis of two passages, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament, that are so alike in structure and purpose. These are passages about the heroes of Israel's past in the Book of Ecclesiastes and the homily on faith in the Epistle in the Book of Hebrews. This chapter examines changes in religious stance and cultural climate shown in the New Testament when compared with the Old, and discusses the Christological implications of these changes.

Keywords: Exegesis; Old Testament; New Testament; Book of Ecclesiastes; Book of Hebrews; homily; faith; biblical criticism; biblical analysis

Chapter.  3760 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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