Hebrews is a book that will thrill us. It’s a book that will challenge us in many ways because of its intricate logic. To understand the thought flow of the author, we have to understand the context, not only of Hebrews, but we have to understand the context of the Old Testament citations. Hebrews is not really an epistle. We don’t know who wrote it. We don’t know to whom he wrote. We don’t know the reason or the occasion for this writing. We don’t know where he was when he wrote Hebrews. Nor do we know where the recipients were when he wrote to them. To answer these questions we are forced to dig into the text, to analyze the authors thought flow. To study and understand Old Testament ritual, the Levitical Offerings, the Levitical Priesthood, the operations of the Tabernacle and their doctrinal importance. The writer builds intricate arguments to support the doctrines of the Deity and Humanity of Christ. Which in turn lead to the doctrines of His High Priesthood, His unique Melchizedekian Priesthood. The final chapters focus so heavily on Jesus Christ, to keep the author of our faith before our eyes.
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