Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hebrews - listening and reflecting

rev 1: re-purpose to show personal intent and invitation to others

I have decided to bite the bullet and actually study Hebrews.  I've been listening unreflectively for far too long.  I shall now become intentionally reflective.  I am setting no time schedule for myself--or for others who may join me.  I am setting out on a meandering journey.

My first leg of the journey is to listen reflectively.  To that end, I shall start listening over and over, posting my reflections in the comments.

I invite you to join me.



Laura said...

While it is clear the writer of Hebrews is making an argument, the form is so culturally situated, I don't really get it. Looks like I'll need to
- look into Jewish interpretation and argumentation
- look into NT usage of TNK passages

Laura said...

Argument elements
- reasoning: induction, deduction, both?
- examples
- expert quotation (OT)

This bit caught my years: 2:8b-9, especially, "but we see him"

"At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him ...crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone"

Laura said...

more focus on Jesus (not a surprise, eh)
- 3:1 "consider Jesus"
- 12:2 "looking to Jesus"
- 12:3 "consider him"

Laura said...

My workmate Crista (who is also a seminary student in her first preaching class) practiced on us at staff meeting. She happened to be preaching on Hebrews 10:19-22 and, among her central idea of confidence, pointed out the centrality of this passage in the argument of Hebrews: it stands as turning point, wrapping up the argument highlighting Christ as our Great High Priest. Good stuff.