The Word Is Alive


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.

Book Youtube Date
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

There is some supplementary material for the book and a mind map of its structure that may prove useful for study.