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Most hold that Hebrews was not authored by Paul because the style and form of the Greek is so good and fine, compared with the style of Paul's other, non-anonymous, writings. The style of Hebrews is almost as if it were a prepared sermon. However, it would be hard to disagree that the contents (the theology and doctrine) agree perfectly with that of Paul's ...


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Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687-1752), a Lutheran clergyman and scholar, attributed Hebrews to Paul. He is one of few writers to do so on the basis of something other than tradition or similarity of ideas. In his Gnomon Novi Testamenti, his annotation to 2 Peter 3:15 (KJV) And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved ...


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It's called that because it was written as a letter to Hebrews. Most of the Epistles are titled after the group they were written to. (Corinthians was written to the Church at Corinth, etc.) From http://christianity.about.com/od/newtestamentbooks/a/Book-Of-Hebrews.htm Date Written: Hebrews was written before the fall of Jerusalem and the ...


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The authorship of Hebrews cannot be known for certain, but we can know several things about the author. The early church counted Hebrews among the letters of Paul, even though it does not bear Paul's name. Clement of Alexandria and Origen noted that the writing style did not match Paul's, but did not consider it a forgery. This indicates that they believed ...


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The Epistle to the Hebrews is not aware of the Mass because it is not a person. It's a letter on a certain subject to certain people. It talks about the High Priesthood; it isn't an instruction manual on what today has come to be called the Mass. Not all teachings will be in all books. Hebrews isn't an instruction manual for saying the Mass. It's a letter ...


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(I wrote this in an essay on Hebrews a few years back) Origen (185-254 CE) in the East has been quoted as saying that God only knows who wrote the Epistle although he also suggested that Paul was the author (Robertson, 1932). Hippolytus (170-236 CE) from Rome denied it was written by Paul. Tertullian (160-220 CE) in North Africa spoke of an Epistle of ...


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First you would have to look at the beginning and the end. First, there is no salutation. This is unlike Paul, who has wrote all of his letters with some kind of salutation. What does this tell us? It tells us that there is a possibility of this not being a letter. Sure, it is epistle, but if it is, why is there no salutation? However, the letter does ...


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When looking at the overall context of all the warnings in Hebrews we have a situation for the unpardonable sin of fully rejecting Christ even under the sanctifying work and demonstrable power of the Holy Spirit making it absolute, thus unforgivable. It represents a full grown and stubborn unbelief in the face of a long season of powerful grace and the ...


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Hebrews is a letter directed to Jewish Christians in danger of apostasy (Hebrews 2:1), explaining the sacrifice of Christ with particular emphasis on themes in the Old Testament that would have been very familiar to the audience. It is not intended to be comprehensive ("I have written to you rather briefly", Hebrews 13:22), but it does mean to explore ...


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It is by implication. Melchizedek is supposed to be Christ (his name means, "my king is righteousness" after all) and the references to the meeting with Abraham will have undoubtedly brought up the memory of the story from Genesis where Abraham and "The King of Peace" (for he was king of Salem, which translates to "Peace") share "bread and wine". Such a ...


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I think it is as easy as you suspect. Hebrews does focus on the superiority of the New Covenant a little more from the ceremonial perspective than does some of the other Epistles, as this had more meaning to a Jewish audience. However this superiority of the blood of Christ, versus blood of bulls only has meaning as it satisfies the moral demands of the ...


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From Eusebius' Canons, one of the earliest church histories (early 300s AD) we have: Paul’s fourteen epistles are well known and undisputed.593 It is not indeed right to overlook the fact that some have rejected the Epistle to the Hebrews,594 saying that it is dis puted by the church of Rome, on the ground that it was not written by Paul. But what has ...


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It means Jesus and Christians are on the same team. It might make a little more sense in the NIV: Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. The rest of that section of Hebrews is talking about how Jesus is like us, in His humanity, which allows us ...


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United Pentecostals do not deny that there is a Father and there is a Son. They believe the Father and Son are one Spirit. They believe that there is a distinction between Father and Son. The Son is God in the Flesh. The Father is God not in the flesh. The United Pentecostals point out that in Scripture, the term "Son" is always used in reference to God ...


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John Calvin says (Commentarium in epistolam ad Hebraeos, translated by John Owen in 1853): Were any one to object and say, that some had died twice, such as Lazarus, and not once; the answer would be this, - that the Apostle speaks here of the ordinary lot of men; but they are to be excepted from this condition, who shall by an instantaneous change put ...


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The Sacrifice of the Mass is not a repetition over and over of Christ's sacrifice. The proper understanding is that it is the one sacrifice of Christ made present. This is exactly what we covered two weeks ago in my Religious Ed. class so bear with my short Catechism Q: Why is Jesus a priest like Melchizedek? A: Because he offered bread and wine to ...


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The author of Hebrews is quoting Psalm 2:7 along with 2 Samuel 7:14. These two passages have been linked together as a Messianic reference since before the time of the NT. From the ESV Study Bible notes on the text we can see how to view these two references in regards to David and the Messiah: In the context of Samuel, the reader might assume this ...


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I have researched and written about the case for Priscilla's authorship of Hebrews. Your summary of Harnack's arguments is good. Please refer to several of my published articles on the following website: www.clarksons.org/spiritleads/ruth_hoppin.htm. My book, "Priscilla's Letter" ("La Carta de Priscila") has even more details. As for the "masculine ...


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It seems that one reason that this book was named Hebrews was due to: the earliest form of the text that has come down to us, P46, this book had the title (Greek won't display here) - (Pros Hebraious, "To[the]Hebrews"). Carson, D. A., and Douglas J. Moo. "Hebrews." An Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005. 609. Print. ...


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John Owen in his introduction to Hebrews, in my mind the best commentary written on Hebrews ever. In it Owen maintains it was written by Paul, denies the inconsistency of styles and explains the lack of Apostolic title as a kind gesture to avoid the bias the Hebrews had against him while also moving somewhat into Peter's office. To get around this tension ...


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Personal preference is always the RSV: 9 But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for every one. 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make ...


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The note in NAB explains this: The author now makes a transition into exhortation, using an a fortiori argument (as at Heb 7:21–22; 9:13–14; 10:28–29; 12:25). The word announced through angels (Heb 2:2), the Mosaic law, is contrasted with the more powerful word that Christians have received (Heb 2:3–4). Christ’s supremacy strengthens Christians against ...


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Goodness exists. Evil is not an object, it exists only as the negation of Good. Evil cannot create, it is a name for destruction. For instance, punching a stranger is bad because it would negate his happiness and his comfort (somewhat!)...but neither the fist, the motion, nor his face exist as evil objects. (Augustus felt this way- and the very great Mr CS ...


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The קל וחומר argument commenced by the author in Hebrews 1 and continuing into Hebrews 2 is intended to distinguish the superiority of the Son from the angels. Regarding the Son, he mentions that: he became "so much better than the angels" becuase "he inherited a more distinguished name than them" (Heb. 1:4) "all the angels of God worship him" (Heb. 1:6) ...



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