Scholars consider its Greek text to be more polished and eloquent than any other book of the New Testament. Since the earliest days of the Church, the authorship and canonicity have been debated, with some attributing it to Paul, others to Apollos or Clement of Rome. The author was clearly known and respected by the epistle’s first readers, but his identity was lost in time and today is often described as unknowable.
Written from a Roman prison probably in the early 60’s AD, the book has earned the reputation of being a “masterpiece”. It also has been described as an intricate New Testament book.
Scholars believe Hebrews was written for a generally Jewish Christian audience, perhaps living in Jerusalem. Its purpose is to exhort Christians to persevere in the face of persecution.
The central theme of the epistle is the doctrine of the Person of Christ and his role as mediator between God and humanity. The writer of the letter to the Hebrews was committed to the spiritual wellbeing of its recipients.
|Introduction||Watch||07 Sep 13|
|Chapter One||Watch||09 Sep 13|
|Chapter Two||Watch||11 Sep 13|
|Chapter Three||Watch||13 Sep 13|
|Chapter Four||Watch||15 Sep 13|
|Chapter Five||Watch||16 Sep 13|
|Chapter Six||Watch||21 Sep 13|
|Chapter Seven||Watch||26 Sep 13|
|Chapter Eight||Watch||27 Sep 13|
|Chapter Nine||Watch||21 Jan 14|
|Chapter Ten||Watch||23 Jan 14|
|Chapter Eleven||Watch||27 Jan 14|
|Chapter Twelve||Watch||28 Jan 14|
|Chapter Thirteen||Watch||30 Jan 14|
|Summary||Watch||29 Jan 14|