A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews
A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews

A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Rhetorica Semitica


456 Pages, 6 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $26.99 (US $26.99) (CA $36.99)

Publication Date: February 2011

ISBN 9781934996201

Price: $26.99


The first part, which only examines one theme, the Name of Christ, offers a general and contemporary Christology. The next two parts offer a priestly Christology, firstly more general and then more specific. Finally, the last two parts show the result of this for the Christian life, lived out in faith, hope and charity. The author of this work has worked for many years on the Epistle to the Hebrews, and, notably, has taught it at the Biblical Institute and published a great number of specialist articles and books on it, and now brings one of the most contemporary authoritative commentaries to a wider audience, contributing with the understanding of the unique Priesthood of Jesus Christ for the first Christian communities. In this work, a detailed analysis of the text known as the Epistle to the Hebrews enables us to conclude without a shadow of a doubt that this is the full text of a splendid Christian preaching, which constantly conforms to the rules of Semitic rhetoric, including various genres of parallelism, synonymis, antithesis and complementarity, and obeying a concentrically symmetrical schema

Author Biography

Albert Vanhoye SJ was one of the most recognized scholars on the Epistle to the Hebrews. He has taught it at the Ponti?cal Biblical Institute and has written a great number of articles and books on the subject. He is honorary president of the International Society for the Study of Biblical and Semitic Rhetoric.