This volume draws together fifteen of Gabriella Gelardini’s English and German essays (the introduction and chapter 14 are previously unpublished). The book is divided into three sections, each containing five essays.

Section 1, entitled “The World of Hebrews’s Text,” addresses issues of Hebrews’ provenance and Sitz im Leben. Chapter 1 (“‘As if by Paul?’: Some Remarks on the Textual Strategy of Hebrews”) argues that the reception-historical tendency to connect Hebrews and Paul should not eclipse the interpretive importance of Hebrews’ anonymity. The next three chapters advance arguments from her 2007 book, “Verhärtet eure Herzen nicht”: Der Hebräer, eine Synagogenhomilie zu Tischa be Aw. Chapter 2 (“From ‘Linguistic Turn’ and Hebrews Scholarship to Anadiplosis Iterata: The Enigma of Structure”) presents her revision of Vanhoye’s five-part structure of Hebrews. Unlike Vanhoye, who emphasized Heb 9 and Jesus’s high priesthood, Gelardini identifies the inauguration of the new covenant in Heb...

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