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Epistle to the Hebrews
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hebrews, Letter to the
Hebrews, Letter to the An anonymous letter sometimes attributed to Paul. In the New Testament, it commonly stands between the Pauline and General (Catholic) Letters.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hebrews, Epistle to the
HEBREWS, EPISTLE TO THE. This product of the mature early Christian movement offers an impressive attempt to revitalize commitment to Christ through an imaginative reinterpretation of traditional Christological affirmations which undergirds an appeal to continued fidelity.A. AuthorshipB. DateC. Addressees
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hebrews, Letter to the
Hebrews, Letter to the. One of the most profound and enigmatic books in the NT. The identity of its author, the time of its writing, and the people and place to which it was sent are all shrouded in mystery. Yet in spite of the uncertainty, Hebrews remains one of the most timely and relevant books in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hebrews, Letter to the
HEBREWS, LETTER TO THE One of the most profound and enigmatic books in the NT. The identity of its author, the time of its writing, and the people and place to which it was sent are all shrouded in mystery. Yet, in spite of the uncertainty, Hebrews remains one of the most timely and relevant books in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hebrews, Letter to The
Hebrews, Letter to the, an anonymous book appearing in the nt after the letters attributed to Paul. The book sometimes came to be included among letters of Paul in the ancient church and is listed as a Pauline letter in the kjv, but virtually all modern scholars regard that attribution as mistaken. Indeed,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hebrews, Epistle to the (Writing)
HEBREWS, EPISTLE TO THE. An anonymous epistle of the NT, placed after those identified as Pauline and before the general epistles. It is an exhortation toward a full experience of salvation, presented in a classic Gr. rhetorical style. The epistle is unique, abounding in problems and characteristics
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hebrews, Epistle to The
Hebrews, Epistle to theAlthough Hebrews has circulated since the 2nd century among the letters of Paul and bears the apostle’s name in the title of the KJV, the absence of the common characteristics of the Pauline letter indicates that it cannot easily be included within the Pauline correspondence.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hebrews, Letter to the (Writing)
Hebrews, Letter to the. The nineteenth book of the New Testament, written by an unknown author. In most translations it is placed between the Pauline letters and the so-called Catholic Letters.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hebrews, Letter to The
HEBREWS, LETTER TO THE One of the most profound sources of Christian teaching, the Letter to the Hebrews presents a complex study on Christology. The book stresses the superiority of the New Covenant over the Old, expresses the pattern for Christian living, and above all focuses on the priesthood and
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Hebrews
HebrewsHebrews is a richly textured discourse addressed to a group of Christians who were experiencing a crisis of faith and a failure of nerve. The intended audience was almost certainly the members of a house church with a history of fidelity to Christ (Heb 10:32–34). These facts may be gleaned from
Key passages
Heb 1:1–4

Although God spoke long ago in many parts and in many ways to the fathers by the prophets, in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the world, who is the radiance of his glory …

Heb 2:5–10

For he did not subject to angels the world to come, about which we are speaking. But someone testified somewhere, saying, “What is man, that you remember him, or the son of man, that you care for him? You made him for a short time lower than the angels; …

Heb 4:9–5:1

Consequently a sabbath rest remains for the people of God. For the one who has entered into his rest has also himself rested from his works, just as God did from his own works. Therefore, let us make every effort to enter into that rest, in order that no one may fall in the same pattern of disobedience. …

Heb 11:1–12:3

Now faith is the realization of what is hoped for, the proof of things not seen. For by this the people of old were approved. By faith we understand the worlds were created by the word of God, in order that what is seen did not come into existence from what is visible. …