oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - The migrant camp of the people of God : a uniting theme for the Epistle to the Hebrews

Volume 3, Issue 03
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



Although the movement motif is prominent in Hebrews, it has not been demonstrated that it unites the epistle. In a previous article, we proposed that the author used the spaces of the wilderness camp and tabernacle as a heuristic device for the Christological expositions. This article will employ the root metaphor of migration to explain the exhortations and suggest that ""the Migrant Camp of God's People"" serves as a uniting theme for Hebrews. Judging that the precarious state of his congregation typologically corresponded to that of the Exodus generation, the author has provided us with a Christian interpretation of the Book of Numbers as its solution. This relationship also accounts for the epistle's unique literary structure.

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