?Therefore, ...?Christian life in the letter to the Hebrews

Thomas D. Stegman SJ

The second of two articles on the letter to the Hebrews looks at its exhortations to respond to God through Jesus. Thomas D. Stegman SJ is associate professor of New Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

In an article in the previous issue of the Pastoral Review, I outlined the Christology contained in the letter to the Hebrews. Starting with the dense formulation of the prologue (1.1?4), we saw that the author of Hebrews highlights several features of Jesus? identity and significance. As the Son through whom God created all things, he is the personal and ultimate revelation of God. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Jewish Scriptures, and is interpreted in light of several important biblical texts and images (e.g., the priest Melchizedek).

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