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Only the LORD GOD knows with certainty who wrote the Epistle to the Hebrews. The strongest argument for authorship goes to Paul, while other worthy suggestions include Luke, Barnabas, Silas, and Appolos. The focus of the message that encourages the high priestly ministry of Christ in behalf of believers cannot be missed. Throughout the epistle the author stresses the continuity and flow between the Old Testament revelation and the new faith in Christ, while emphasizing the superiority of both Christ and His New Covenant. By so doing, he assures the Jewish Christians of the biblical heritage contained in the New Covenant, with 29 direct quotations from and 53 clear allusions to the Old Testament. He challenges them to run with endurance the race that is set before them, and offers encouragement, comfort and warning, as it leads the reader from superficial thinking to profound depths concerning the person and work of Christ.

  • Hebrews 11:1-4 God has spoken by his Son
  • 1:5-14 The Son superior to angels
  • Hebrews 22:1-4 So great salvation
  • 2:5-18 Christ's work of salvation
  • Hebrews 33:1-6 Christ superior to Moses
  • 3:7-19 Under Moses Israel failed to believe
  • Hebrews 44:1-13 The present danger of unbelief
  • 4:14-16 The sympathetic Christ
  • Hebrews 55:1-10 Christ, the High Priest
  • 5:11-14 An appeal to believe
  • Hebrews 66:1-12 An appeal to believe (con't)
  • 6:13-20 An anchor of the soul
  • Hebrews 77:1-10 The priestly order of Melchizedek
  • 7:11-28 Aaronic priesthood inferior to Christ's
  • Hebrews 88:1-5 Christ, the High Priest
  • 8:6-13 The new covenant
  • Hebrews 99:1-14 The old and the new covenants contrasted
  • 9:15-28 Sacrifice of Christ establishes new covenant
  • Hebrews 1010:1-18 The failure of the old covenant
  • 10:19-39 A plea to hold to the new faith
  • Hebrews 1111:1-3 By faith we understand
  • 11:4-7 Faith at the dawn of history
  • 11:8-12 Faithful Abraham
  • 11:13-16 The heavenly hope
  • 11:17-22 The faith of patriarchs
  • 11:23-29 The faith of Moses
  • 11:30-40 By faith they overcame
  • Hebrews 12Hebrews12:1-2 Run the race
  • 12:3-11 God's discipline
  • 12:12-29 Warning against disobedience
  • Hebrews 1313:1-17 Service well-pleasing to God
  • 13:18-25 Benediction

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