This article presents a detailed exegetical study of Hebrews 11. The exegesis indicates that references to future resurrection in Hebrews 11:17-19 and 35 are of foundational importance to the structure and logic of the argument of the chapter. It also addresses the common assumption that the resurrection of Christ was of no importance to the author of Hebrews and concludes that it is mistaken.
What are the implications of the discovery of 11QMelchizedek for the interpretation of Melchizedek in Hebrews 7? In this essay Cockerill wants to show that the differences between 11QMelchizedek and Hebrews are too significant to consider the possibility that any close contact between the authors or readers of these documents was possible.