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Title: Requesting and Rejecting
Subtitle: Παραιτέομαι in Heb 12,18-29
Author(s): KIBBE, Michael
Volume: 96 Issue: 2 Date: 2015
This short note examines the three occurrences of παραιτέομαι in Heb 12,18-29 and suggests that the repeated use of the word demonstrates the author's evaluation of Israel's 'request' for distance from God at Sinai as a rejection of his word to them. While some have distinguished the meaning (and referent) of παραιτέομαι in 12,19 from that in 12,25, this distinction is unsustainable in light of the use of παραιτέομαι outside of Hebrews and of the flow of thought in Heb 12,18-29.