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The letter to the Hebrews.

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Published by R. B. Sweet in Austin, Tex .
Written in English


  • Bible. N.T. Hebrews -- Commentaries.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 18-19.

Other titlesBible. N.T. Hebrews. English. Revised standard. 1971.
SeriesLiving word commentary,, 15
LC ClassificationsBS2775.3 .T53
The Physical Object
Pagination184 p.
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5706840M
ISBN 100834400715
LC Control Number70163750

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THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS As early as the second century, this treatise, which is of great rhetorical power and force in its admonition to faithful pilgrimage under Christ’s leadership, bore the title “To the Hebrews.” It was assumed to be directed to Jewish Christians. Usually Hebrews was attached in Greek manuscripts to the collection of letters by Paul.   Coversations with how the early Church used the book would O'Brien draws mostly on modern (20th and 21st) research to state his case for Hebrews. While this is great (especially his use of modern literary and rhetorical criticism), it would have been helpful to have some Patristic readings of Hebrews/5. The Letter to the Hebrews book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. At first glance, the letter to the Hebrews can seem diffic /5. The use of the Old Testament in Hebrews has led some people to refer to the letter as the classical example of the New Testament interpretation of the Old Testament. Such a reference illustrates the tendency on the part of some Christians to read their own ideas back into the literature of .

Letter to the Hebrews, New Testament letter traditionally attributed to St. Paul the Apostle but now widely believed to be the work of another Jewish Christian, perhaps one of Paul’s associates. The letter was composed sometime during the latter half of the 1st century and is the 19th book of the New Testament canon. Usually Hebrews was attached in Greek manuscripts to the collection of letters by Paul. Although no author is mentioned (for there is no address), a reference to Timothy suggested connections to the circle of Paul and his assistants. Yet the exact audience, the author, and even whether Hebrews is a letter have long been disputed. The book of Hebrews is a General Epistle (Apostolic Letter). It was written mainly to the Hebrew believers. The author is anonymous, although either Paul or Barnabas was traditionally accepted as the author. It was written approximately 67 A.D.   In that last verse, Peter is confirming that Paul had also written a letter to the Hebrews! The theology presented in Hebrews is consistent with Paul’s. Paul was a proponent of salvation by faith alone (Ephesians , 9), and that message is strongly communicated in this epistle (Hebrews , , , , and ).

The Epistle to the Hebrews of the Christian Bible is one of the New Testament books whose canonicity was ionally, Paul the Apostle was thought to be the author. However, since the third century this has been questioned, and the consensus among .   In one of our earliest manuscripts, the Chester Beatty papyri, Hebrews follows Romans, indicating the book was viewed as part of the Pauline collection. In the King James Version of the Bible (), the book was given the title, “The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews.”.   At first glance, the letter to the Hebrews can seem difficult to comprehend, but William Barclay believed "that no New Testament book gives us such a glorious picture of Jesus Christ in all the splendor of his manhood and in all the majesty of his deity." So, amplified by Barclay's keen and vibrant commentary, this ancient letter emerges from ISBN: THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE HEBREWS. The Companion Bible (Condensed): HEBREWS: Page: (3) 1 God, Who in many portions and in many ways spake of old to the fathers in the prophets, 2 Spake at the end of these days 1to us 1in His Son, Whom He appointed heir of all things, by Whom He made the worlds also; 3 Who being the effulgence of His glory, and the exact.