The Spatiotemporal Eschatology of Hebrews: Priestly Participation in the Heavenly Tabernacle (Library of New Testament Studies) (Hardcover)

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There are two coexisting realities classified under New Testament eschatology: the temporal and spatial. While much scholarly attention has focused on the temporal, Luke Woo argues that the spatial aspect is either neglected or relegated to Platonic or cosmological categories. Woo thus seeks to provide a holistic understanding, by investigating these realities for believers under the heavenly tabernacle motif in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Woo posits that the author of Hebrews presents the heavenly tabernacle and all its high priestly activity in order to eschatologically situate, orient, and ground believers; thus enabling believers to actualize their heavenly, priestly identity by serving as priests on earth. Woo uses Edward Soja's Tripartite Critical Spatiality to analyze the heavenly tabernacle's Firstspace, Secondspace, and Thirdspace features found in Hebrews 4:14; 8:1-5; 9:1-14. He suggests that Christ, in his resurrection and ascension, enters an actualized, heavenly tabernacle, which allows believers to spiritually occupy that sanctuary space in the presence of God, establishing a spatial orientation for believers who can identify as heavenly priests and be motivated to serve as such as they live on earth.

About the Author


Luke Woo is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church of America, Westminster Theological Seminary, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780567714978
ISBN-10: 0567714977
Publisher: T&T Clark
Publication Date: August 8th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Library of New Testament Studies