Indeed None Better

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This book chapter was originally published as:

Cole, H. R. (2016). Indeed none better. In K. B. De Waal & R. K. McIver (Eds.), No one better: Essays in honour of Dr. Norman H. Young (pp. 23-43). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

ISBN: 9781433132155


220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

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Hebrews repeatedly affirms that there is none better than Jesus. This chapter explores the background to these affirmations provided by the Old Testament understanding of what is good, better and best. It does so under five headings: The Things That Are Good; The Goodness of God; The Relativity of Different Goods; Goodness as Righteous Behaviour; and Why Rules Cannot Be Enough. The chapter concludes by looking at Jesus in the light of the Old Testament portray of goodness and concurring with the writer of Hebrews, that there is indeed none better!


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