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The kephalaia, a system of chapter divisions used in the ancient Greek manuscripts, is the earliest extant witness to formal divisions in the text of Hebrews. One of the earliest assessments of Hebrews utilizing chapter and verse divisions was that of Thomas Aquinas, who, with Theodoret, focused on the excellentiam Christi theme. During the eighteenth century John Albert Bengel proposed fresh suggestions on the structure of Hebrews in his Gnomon. Bengel's outline, although cumbersome, contains characteristics which provide insights into the structure of Hebrews. In 1928 F. Büchsel set forth a proposal concerning the structure of Hebrews based on the author's back and forth switch between exposition and exhortation. In an article in the Joachim Jeremias Festschrift, Wolfgang Nauck set out to consider the latest proposals on the structure of Hebrews as given by two very influential commentators on the book, Otto Michel and Ceslas Spicq.

Keywords: Hebrews; John Albert Bengel; Theodoret; Wolfgang Nauck



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