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Epistle to the Hebrews

(he' - brooz, ee - pis' - ul)

General Information

The Epistle to the Hebrews is the only New Testament letter not introduced by the name of its author.

Jesus Christ is described as superior to Moses; he is seen as the high priest who replaces the Levitical priesthood and who establishes a new Covenant to be accepted by faith (chaps. 1 - 10). Christians are urged to follow the example of Old Testament heroes of faith. The epistle's teachings on the person of Christ have been important to theology.

Epistle to the Hebrews

Brief Outline

  1. Pre-Eminence of Christ. Christ is superior to Angels and to Moses. (1:1-4:13)
  2. Priesthood of Christ. Christ is a Priest like Melchizedek (4:14-10:18)
  3. Perseverance of Christians. (10:19-12:29)
  4. Postscript, exhortations, personal concerns, benediction (13:1-25)


General Information

Hebrews (Acts 6:1) were the Hebrew-speaking Jews, as distinguished from those who spoke Greek.


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