Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Influence of Ezekiel the Tragedian's Exagōgē on the Writing of Hebrews
by Costello, Robert P., M.A., Regent University, 2017, 116; 10617935
Abstract (Summary)

Ezekiel the Tragedian’s Exagōgē, a circa second-century BCE play, incorporates Jewish traditions that may associate Moses with resurrection and that describe Moses as having a vision in which he ascends to heaven, where he is elevated above the angels to a cosmic kingship. The extra-biblical traditions in this drama present Moses as more similar to the Jesus of the NT than does the biblical tradition of Moses. New Testament depictions of Jesus’s ascent to heaven and portrayals of Jesus through a Moses typology may be influenced by these traditions. This study will focus on traditions represented in the ascent-to-heaven scene (Ezek. Trag. 68–89) and in the scout’s report (Ezek. Trag. 243–69) and will examine the likely influences of such traditions in the Letter to the Hebrews.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wright, Archibald
Commitee:
School: Regent University
Department: Divinity
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Religion, Biblical studies, Theology
Keywords: Christology, Enthronement, Exagōgē, Hebrews, Kingship, Moses
Publication Number: 10617935
ISBN: 9780355166187
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