Christian Grappe, "Le motif de l’espérance en Hébreux. Son importance à la lumière de l’Ancien Testament, de la littérature intertestamentaire et en fonction de la place qui lui revient au sein de l’épître," 117-136
Though the theme of hope occurs only six times in Hebrews, its importance cannot be denied. In all the passages where it appears, the eschatological dimension that the word gradually acquired in the Septuagint and in the intertestamental Literature is effective. These passages are themselves of great importance within the epistle and are fully consistent with its main purpose. They reflect its major tensions and issues, taking place both within the circle of the Word and the conception of the renewed access to God the text wants to express and to promote.