Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Hebrews 11

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Hebrews
(outlined)

1:1-14 Supremacy of the Son as King
2:1-4 Warning against neglecting salvation
2:5-18 The Founder of Salvation
3:1-6 Greater than Moses
3:7-4:13 Warning: Possible to not enter rest
4:8-16-transition Rest and the Priestly sacrifices
5:1-11 The Melchizedeken Priest
5:12-6:12 Warning: Not enter rest by falling away
6:13-20 Center Excurses: The Certainty of Promise
7:1-9:23 transition A better covenant – a better priesthood
9:24-10:18 The Blood Sacrifice
10:19-25 (since, therefore now to not yet)
10:26-39 Warning: Fall away by not living in faith
11:1-39 transition faith people vs. otherwise
12:1-2 The Founder and Perfector of Faith
12:3-21 Warning against weariness
12:22-29 The Unshakable Kingdom (12)
13:1-25 The Christian life (13)
13:20, 25 Benediction

Green – The Main Point – Christ’s eternal and certain reign
Blue – The Bookends of Christlogy – Who is Jesus? (broad)
Red – The Offices of Christology – Who is Jesus? (narrow)
Purple – Warnings
Black – transitions and rhetorical devices/examples
Olive – a really cool section

2 comments:

Chaz said...

Isn't it interesting that in Hebrews Jesus is greater than the temple, the sacrifices, and the high priest, but not greater than Melchidezek?

RevFisk said...

Hmmm...I once heard a pastor make the case the Melchizedek is "God." Not Jesus..."God." He was very convinced. I'm sure he is a Trinitarian by confession, though I don't think he was thinking with his confessions at that point. Needless to say, I had trouble with that position then, and I still do now.

I also question whether or not the author to the Hebrews really intends us to conclude that Melchizedek was greater than Jesus, ...the outline implies otherwise.

I guess, from a fundamentalist standpoint, it is an open question in some regards - and that's where I let the rule of faith guide my interpretation (in this antilegommena book, mind you!)

Hebrews 1:5
"You are my Son,
today I have begotten you"?

That one tips me off: Jesus actually *is* greater than Melchizedek, even according to this "spurious" letter. ;)

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