THE BOOK: Hebrews

(Heb. 13:7-14)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

Heb. 1:1,2
Heb. 2:1-3
Heb. 3:4-6
Heb. 4:12
Heb. 4:15
Heb. 5:12
Heb. 6:19
Heb. 7:25
Heb. 8:6
Heb. 9:1
Heb. 9:17
Heb. 10:1
Heb. 10:4
Heb. 10:25
Heb. 10:26-31
Heb. 11:1
Heb. 11:6
Heb. 12:1,2
Heb. 12:22
Heb. 12:28,29
Heb. 13:1,2
Heb. 13:8


I. Author - uncertain

    A. Paul (most commonly accepted)

        1. reasoning, style, language not chartacteristic of Paul

    B. Luke

        1. some language suggests medical background

    C. written in Hebrew by Paul and translated into Greek by Luke?

        1. Eusebius quoting Clement of Alexandria)

    D. Barnabas (Tertullian)

    E. Apollos (Luther)

 

II. Book

    A. from - Heb. 13:24

        1. Italy to Palestine (most likely)

        2. Palestine to Italy (apo = "from")

    B. to

        1. Hebrews

        2. not novices or new converts - Heb. 10:32-34

    C. time

        1. second generation of Christians

            a. Heb. 2:1-4

            b. Heb. 13:7

        2. long after conversion of readers

            a. Heb. 5:12

            (b. Heb. 10:32)

        3. temple still standing, but not far from distruction - Heb. 12:27

        4. persecution coming

            a. Heb. 10:32-36

            b. Heb. 12:4

        5. probably late 60s

    D. consists of warnings associated with (13) exhortations - Heb. 4:1 etc.

 

III. Message - better

    A. messanger - Son better than angels (Heb. 1 and 2)

        1. Heb. 1:1-4

    B. apostle - Jesus better than Moses (Heb. 3 to 4:13)

        1. Heb. 3:1-6

    C. priest - Jesus better than Aaron (Heb. 4:14 to 7:28)

        1. Heb. 4:14-16

    D. covenant - New better than Old (Heb. 8 and 9)

        1. Heb. 8:6-13

    E. sacrifice - real better than shadow (Heb. 10:1-31)

        1. Heb. 10:1-4

    F. way - faith better than anything (Heb. 10:32 through chapter 12)

        1. Heb. 11:1,2