Show Less

Leviticus in Hebrews

A Transtextual Analysis of the Tabernacle Theme in the Letter to the Hebrews

Mayjee Philip

Scholarly consensus on the relationship of the Letter to the Hebrews to the Old Testament is far from universal or uniform. This book aims to address this area in Hebrews scholarship, which is lacking a critical account of the dependence of Hebrews on the Old Testament, especially Leviticus, in constructing a meaningful text. The book examines how the author of Hebrews uses the textual levitical tabernacle theme to construct the central motif of the heavenly tabernacle in Hebrews. In analysing the ways in which Hebrews relates to the Old Testament, the author makes use of literary theorist Gérard Genette’s concepts of transtextuality and transformation. These concepts help set in relief the variegated textual relationships Hebrews has with the Old Testament in general, and Leviticus in particular, and the transformations that are central to constituting meaning in Hebrews.


Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Bibliography -165


Bibliography Aichele, George. The Control of Biblical Meaning: Canon as Semiotic Mechanism. Harrisburg: Trinity Press, 2001. Aichele, George, and G.A. Phillips, eds. “Intertextuality and the Bible.” Semeia 69/70 (1995). Allen, Graham. Intertextuality: The New Critical Idiom. London: Routledge, 2000. Attridge, Harold W. Epistle to the Hebrews: A Commentary. Ed. Helmut Koester. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1989. Baker, David W. “Division Markers and the Structure of Leviticus 1–7.” Studia Biblica. 1978. Ed. E.A. Livingstone. Shef field: JSOT Press, 1979. 9–15. ——. “Leviticus 1–7 and the Punic Tarif fs: A Form Critical Comparison.” ZAW 99.2 (1987): 188–97. Barnard, Leslie W. “The Epistle of Barnabas and its Contemporary Setting.” Principat 27.1 (1993): 159–207. Barton, John. “Intertextuality and the ‘Final Form’ of the Text.” Congress Volume: Oslo 1998. Ed. André Lemaire and Magne Sæbø. Leiden: Brill, 2000. 33–7. Beale, G.K,. and D.A. Carson, eds. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007. Berding, Kenneth, and Jonathan Lunde, eds. Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. Berger, Peter L. The Social Reality of Religion. London: Faber & Faber, 1969. Berger, Peter L., and Thomas Luckmann. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. New York: Doubleday, 1966. Biran, Avraham, ed. Temples and High Places in Biblical Times. Proceedings of the Colloquium in Honor of the Centennial of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion: Jerusalem, 14–16 March 1977. Jerusalem: Nelson Glueck...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.