Shawn J. Wilhite reviews Pierluigi Piovanelli's and Tony Burke's (eds.) Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Texts and Traditions with Mohr Siebeck.
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Because historical scholarship has held sway in Hebrews studies, Wirkungsgeschichte or Rezeptionsgeschichte may contribute to fresh readings of Hebrews and “uncover a forgotten interpretive insight that would survive the acids of critical methods”. This volume, although selective, devotes multiple chapters to the history of interpretation and how Hebrews affected interpreters in pre-critical and critical eras.