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A-2 What “Rest” remains? A Close Reading of Hebrews 4
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  • Erhard H. Gallos, Andrews University
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
Disciplines
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.

Citation Information
Erhard H. Gallos. "A-2 What “Rest” remains? A Close Reading of Hebrews 4" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erhard_gallos/3/