n HTS : Theological Studies - Die kontekstuele funksie van Hebreërs 13 : 8 : original research




. 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, counteractsfalse 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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