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The epistle to the Hebrews presents a rich Christology articulated in dialogue with the OT. This article assumes that the dogmatic potential of Hebrews should enrich the architecture of systematic theology. Accordingly, the study aims at identifying how the conceptual articulation of the Christology of Hebrews contributes to the theology of Christ’s threefold office. To achieve this goal, the article dialogues with categories of the munus triplex (Christ’s threefold office): prophet, priest, and king. After a short description of these categories in Christian theology, the study undertakes a systematic reading of Hebrews by first outlining its material contri- bution to Christology. Then, the article seeks to uncover the formal contribution of Hebrews by exploring how it conceptually uses the OT to articulate its Christological content. The thesis of the article is that the material and the formal dimensions of the Christology of Hebrews enrich the theology of Christ’s threefold office. The conclusions of the study suggest that Christ’s kingship and priest- hood are the ontological content of his eschatological revelation, which is broadly conceived as the prophetic aspect of the munus triplex and is taken as the epistemological principle that expands the meaning of Christ’s life and work.

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