International SBL – Hebrews Section 3

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I am very pleased that my paper on 1 Macc 2 and Hebrews 11 has been accepted for International SBL this summer! It looks like a great pair of sessions on Hebrews.

I also presented a draft of this paper on Tuesday at the PhD colloquium at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I have been teaching a week long course on rabbinic exegesis. My suggestions were met with interest and some very good suggestions. More on that in another post.

vienna-rooftopsSession 1
Epistle to the Hebrews

Key Issues in the Interpretation of Hebrews 3-4
David M. Moffitt, University of St. Andrews, Presiding

Susan Docherty, Newman University
Interpreting Hebrews 3-4: Identifying the Issues and Trends in Contemporary Scholarship (25 min)

Gabriella Gelardini, Universität Basel
Hebrews 3–4 and Critical Spatiality (25 min)

Gert J. Steyn, University of Pretoria
Moses as Therapon (Heb 3:5) (25 min)

BREAK (30 min)

Madison N. Pierce, Durham University
“Just as the Holy Spirit Says”: Hebrews 3:7–4:11 and the Spirit’s Promise of Rest (25 min)

Rebekah A. Eklund, Loyola University Maryland
“To Us, the Word ‘Today’”: The Double-Logos of Heb 4:12-13 (25 min)

Philip Church, Laidlaw College
“And I Will Raise Up for Myself a Faithful Priest” (1 Sam 2:35): The Appropriation of this Text in the Epistle to the Hebrews (25 min)

 

Session 2
Epistle to the Hebrews

David M. Moffitt, University of St. Andrews, Presiding

Bryan J. Whitfield, Mercer University
Hebrews and Zechariah (25 min)

Phillip Davis, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
“From Dead Works and Faithfulness Toward God”: The Ethical Problem of Hebrews (25 min)

Alexander Prokhorov, University of Aberdeen
Turning Consolation on Its Head: Sampling the Impact of Jeremiah 38:32 LXX on the Formation of Early Christian Thought (25 min)

BREAK (30 min)

Bryan R. Dyer, McMaster Divinity College
Exemplars of Suffering and Death in the Epistle to the Hebrews (25 min)

Christian Brady, Pennsylvania State University
What Shall We Remember, the Deeds or the Faith of Our Ancestors? 1 Maccabees 2 and Hebrews 11 (25 min)

David M. Allen, The Queen’s Foundation
“Doing What They’ve Just Been Told”: The Epistolary Function of Heb 13.17-19 (25 min)

 

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3 thoughts on “International SBL – Hebrews Section

    • Christian Brady Post author

      John, the paper is about what Hebrews 11 is doing in relation to 1 Macc 2, so I will not be making a point in any homiletic sense. That being said, I do think that both 1 Macc 2 and Hebrews 11 view the two as connected, faith and deeds, but they place each place the emphasis on opposite ends. For 1 Macc it is the deeds which make the difference in the world and bring about lasting fame. For Hebrews 11 it is faith which ought to motivate and ultimately brings eternal salvation. And that is the primary difference that I will bring out: 1 Macc is concerned with temporal fame while Hebrews is concerned about eternal rewards.