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The Hebrews’ Book

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

It seems that so much of biblical interpretation in the early church was an attempt by Christians to find themselves in the Hebrew Bible. To prove it a mirror in which their reflection was clear, a prophecy of self, a validation of their belonging. What does a relationship with this text look like if that’s not your attempt? Do you still belong if you allow it to be only itself? Can you have a friendship with someone and still let them have their own life? Must you continue to tell them that only in having become your friend have they fulfilled their identity in this world?

I am interested in a friendship of freedom.