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By Stefan N. Svendsen

students have lengthy mentioned even if the author of Hebrews could have been encouraged by means of Philo of Alexandria. even with any war of words, notwithstanding, lecturers have nearly universally concurred that no matter if bits and items of Philo's considering must have filtered via to Hebrews, Philo and Hebrews definitely differed with admire to their biblical hermeneutics. Philo, the thinker, learn the previous testomony allegorically, while the Christian writer of Hebrews dedicated himself simply to typological exegesis. Stefan Nordgaard Svendsen demanding situations this consensus, arguing that the author of Hebrews not just hired Philo's allegorical process, but in addition built his personal readings of Scripture via serious rereadings of Philo's exegetical effects. This learn sheds new gentle at the highbrow framework of Hebrews in addition to at the letter's goal and rhetorical strategies.

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