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Introduction to Hebrews Author - We don’t know the author. There are many ideas discussed, but there is nothing conclusive. I don’t believe this discussion is worth pursuing here. Date - As the letter discusses the tabernacle, it seems that this sacramental/ sacrificial worship of Israel, in their tabernacle/ temple life, was still intact and operational when the [...]
A New World – Hebrews 1 "Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and [...]
Destroying the Captivity – Hebrews 2 If God is moving Israel on from their Old Testament promises to a fulfilment of their mission in Christ, they need to pay close attention to the message. They shouldn’t become lethargic and dull of hearing, assuming that their current state of expressing their faith through hostility, despising their neighbour, is God’s plan for Israel. [...]
Leaving Egypt – Hebrews 3

oly brethren: Sanctified by Christ through the offering of himself in peace, drawing us into the same life and relationships with the world, bringing us out of the self-idolatry of the world, bent on its own self-destruction. This sanctifies us: the blood of Christ calling us into a discipleship, a Christlikeness, that is set apart […]

The Rest – Hebrews 4

he concept of “rest” in Hebrews 4 has often been seriously misconstrued in Evangelicalism. We may ask how this could have happened for so many years. One reason is our desire for dominance over our neighbours. This has caused us to read Hebrews in the sense of our supremacy over the Jews, or over the […]