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Presentation Title

A-2 What “Rest” remains? A Close Reading of Hebrews 4

Presenter Status

Assistant Professor of Religion, Department of Religion & Biblical Languages

Preferred Session

Oral Session

Start Date

30-10-2015 3:15 PM

End Date

30-10-2015 3:30 PM

Presentation Abstract

The topic of “rest” in Hebrews has received considerable attention most recently. However, the existence of competing understandings of the religio-historical provenance of “rest” has not led to a consensus regarding its meaning.

This paper takes the initiative of not imposing foreign religio-historical constructs on the “rest” motif, but defines both terms κατάπαυσις and σαββατισός etymologically and from the usage in the LXX. Also, the structural relationship between Heb 4 and 10 becomes important in understanding “rest.” This paper proposes that various semantic, syntactical, and formal cohesions between Heb 4 and 10 shed crucial light on the “rest” motif. The temporal dimension of “rest” becomes pivotal in understanding Hebrews 4.

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A-2 What “Rest” remains? A Close Reading of Hebrews 4

The topic of “rest” in Hebrews has received considerable attention most recently. However, the existence of competing understandings of the religio-historical provenance of “rest” has not led to a consensus regarding its meaning.

This paper takes the initiative of not imposing foreign religio-historical constructs on the “rest” motif, but defines both terms κατάπαυσις and σαββατισός etymologically and from the usage in the LXX. Also, the structural relationship between Heb 4 and 10 becomes important in understanding “rest.” This paper proposes that various semantic, syntactical, and formal cohesions between Heb 4 and 10 shed crucial light on the “rest” motif. The temporal dimension of “rest” becomes pivotal in understanding Hebrews 4.