Reflective Paragraphs Week 10 – Hebrews 1-6

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You can tell immediately the Hebrews is a departure from all the books to Gentiles which come immediately before it, because in the first chapter, you’re hit over the head with no fewer than seven or eight Old Testament quotes. This letter, although we don’t know who wrote it, is clearly intended for a Jewish audience, and the whole theme is “what you had is good, what you have now is better”. The first two and a half chapters are all about Jesus, before a few exhortations and launching, at the end of chapter four, into a discussion of priests and priesthood, gearing up for the comparison of Christ to Melchizadek in chapter seven.

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