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- Colburn, D. – Hebrews
- Moule, H.G.C. – Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews
Study By: David Colburn
This is a very brief group discussion outline of 1 study for each chapter of Hebrews except chapter 10 which is divided into two studies.
The authorship of the book of Hebrews is debated. An excellent discussion of the alternatives is contained in this article: http://bible.org/seriespage/hebrews-introduction-argument-and-outline
Their conclusion that it is probable that Barnabas was the primary author and the loquacious Apollos his co-author has the ring of truth to it given a careful study of the text.
The audience is obviously “completed Jews” (former Jews who have accepted Christ as their prophesied messiah) since Verse 1 reads “After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets…”.
Hebrews teaches that the same God Who spoke with power to the Jews has now spoken to them through the same Son “… whom He appointed heir of all things, and through Whom He created the world.”
[Note: Here and following the text speaks of Jesus, the Created man born of immaculate conception, rather than Christ the eternal member of the Trinity. It is important to understand the distinction because some who reject the concept of the Trinity misunderstand this, and the purpose thereof that the author makes of the distinction, and thus downgrade the entire Person of The Son to a sub-God entity somewhere between God and an angel.]
Hebrews then describes the Created Jesus:
“The Son is the radiance of His [God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - Trinity] glory…”
“The Son is … the representation of His essence …”
“… and He sustains all things by His powerful Word (the Word of His power) …”
“… when He had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high …”
[Note: It has been suggested that this is a rhetorical reference to Psalm 110:1, David’s words reporting a prophesy to be passed from King to King. It’s purpose is a point of reference for Jewish readers, it is not intended to draw a literal equivalence between Jesus and any of the human kings of the OT.]
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Description: This is a very brief group discussion outline of 1 study for each chapter of Hebrews except chapter 10 which is divided into two studies.