HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies

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Die kontekstuele funksie van Hebreërs 13:8

H.C. van Zyl


The contextual function of Hebrews 13:8. In this article the contextual function of Hebrews 13:8 is investigated. This verse is rather enigmatic as regards its meaning and contextual function. Scholars usually find that verse 8 combines with the immediately preceding and following verses, that is, verses 7 and 9, but the rest of the chapter is seldom brought into play. This article attempts to address this deficiency. It is proposed that verse 8 plays the following role in Chapter 13: It supports the teaching and life of the spiritual leaders, counteracts false teachings, provides stability for the readers’ pilgrimage in this life, and serves as the Christological basis of the community’s worship.

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