Re: Studying the Book of Hebrews

From: Jack Kilmon (
Date: Sun Mar 21 1999 - 00:21:51 EST

John Contabile wrote:
> I am currently studying Hebrews and am wondering if it is better to examine
> the book from a Hebrew perspective or a Greek persepective. The style of
> the Greek seems to be different than what I have studied in the past. If
> it is true that the writer was most likely schooled in Alexandria, and was
> a Jew himself, would it be better to look for Hebraic patterns of
> thought/rhetoric or Greek patterns of thought/rhetoric? I am still working
> on the discourse analysis of chapters one and two and the style is eluding
> me!
> Also, does anyone know of any books on Hebrew thought/rhetoric?
> Sorry if this is off-topic, but I am dealing with the Greek text.

In that the Greek is very "Philoesque" I think it highly possible that
Hebrews may have been authored by Apollos. I think one should look at
it for the Greek patterns, perhaps with the Philo school in mind.



taybutheh d'maran yeshua masheecha am kulkon

Jack Kilmon

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