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Title: ὁ ἀπόστολος in Hebrews 3,1
Author(s): SWETNAM, James
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 89    Issue: 2   Date: 2008   
Pages: 252-262
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.89.2.3188949

Abstract :
The word ἀπόστολος in Heb 3,1 is seen as a reference to the risen Jesus in Heb 2,12 who has been 'sent' by God to reveal God’s name as Moses was 'sent' to reveal God’s name. Since Heb 2,12 is an allusion to the Christian tôdâ known as the Eucharist, the parallel with the word ἀρχιερεύς is appropriate. The risen Christ is the son who reveals his father to those who have faith-trust as Jesus had faithtrust in the face of death. This revelation of a piece with a central theological theme of the New Testament, and is an invitation to enter liturgically into the death of Jesus so as to enter into his relation of son with his father.

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