Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche ; Bd. 159.
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Introduction The lexical and theological terms of the debate Perfection as glorification Perfection as cultic consecration Perfection as moral/ethical development Perfection as vocational/experiential qualification A new proposal : the material application of perfection as definitive attestation The techinical usage of tekeiom in the non-literary papyri Perfection as definitive attestation Perfection as definitive attestation in relation to the christology of Hebrews Beneficent christology : the son's solidarity with the faithful Heracles imagery and the motif of divine beneficence The relevance of Heracles imagery for Hebrews' portrait of Jesus Christ's perfection as the philanthropia of the son attested and displayed Philanthropia as christological key : preliminary remarks Philanthropia as a human virtue Philanthropia as a divine virtue : the testimonies of Asclepius Philo and Philanthropia : a precedent for Hebrews beneficent portrait of Christ Hebrews' relationship to Philo and hellenistic Judaism High priestly christology and divine beneficence A high priesthood of intimate presence Christ's self-commitment to the faithful and the perfection of divine solidarity The social setting and audience of Hebrews The literary character of Hebrews.