Original Research - Special Collection: Old and New Testament Studies

Die kontekstuele funksie van Hebreërs 13:8

H.C. (Hermie) van Zyl
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 71, No 1 | a2995 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v71i1.2995 | © 2015 H.C. (Hermie) van Zyl | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 April 2015 | Published: 29 July 2015

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H.C. (Hermie) van Zyl, Department of New Testament, University of the Free State, South Africa


The contextual function of Hebrews 13:8. 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, counteracts false 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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