Nov 4, 2010

A Brief Summary of Hebrews 1:1–10:18

In this section, the author of Hebrews exhorts his audience by pointing to the ontological superiority that Christ has over the prophets of old (1:1–3), the angels (1:4–14; 2:5–18), Moses (3:1–6), and Aaron and the Levitical priesthood (4:14–10:18). Three stern warnings (2:1–4; 3:7–4:13; 5:11–6:12) suggest that these facts are not merely abstract theological musing but rather the basis of and motivation for continued perseverance. The author of Hebrews is not so much making a theological statement, but using theology as a means of motivation. Because Christ is “better than” anything else He is worth persevering for.

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