Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

James Voelz

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Hebrews 1:1-4; 1 Chronicles 17:13; Hebrews 10:19-23; Hebrews 4:15-16; Hebrews 5:1-3; Hebrews 7:26-28; Hebrews 8:3; Psalm 102:25-27; Psalm 104:4; Psalm 110:1; Psalm 2:7; Psalm 45:6a; Psalm 45:6b-7; Psalm 97:7;


The primary purpose of this dissertation is to outline the relationship of the opening periodic sentence (Figure 3.1) and its syntactical, grammatical, semantic, exegetical and hermeneutical relationship to the Sermon in Miniature found in Figures 3.2 and 3.3. With this as the primary focus the ground will have been laid for the ongoing appraisal of the sermon as a whole (Figure 3.4). The overall outline of the sermon will be examined briefly so that the reader may understand that the schematic does function in a simple fashion for the rest of the epistle. As we move through the veil of this periodic sentence, it will be discovered that a number of hitherto unresolved questions surrounding Hebrews are also elucidated.

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