Study 0 From The Book of Hebrews Is: Introduction of the book of Hebrews
The epistle is an exhortation and warning to Jewish believers to continue in the faith of Christ and not to fall back into Judaism. Christ is set forth as the fulfilment of Old Testament type and prophecy, and the faith and endurance of the Old Testament saints are held up as examples to believers. Needless to say, the teaching of the Epistle has a scope and value far beyond what was of immediate concern to Jewish believers of the first century. It shows the new covenant, of which Jesus, the Son of God, is Mediator, to be not only far superior to the first covenant, but the final and perfect religion, both as regards revelation (1:1-2:18) and redemption (3:1-18:18). The Epistle also contains practical teaching concerning life under the new covenant. It constitutes a divine call to all who have professed themselves Christians to see that their faith is a reality, and to continue in it, and a very definite challenge to those who have not yet put their faith in Christ. It sets forth Christ very fully in His capacity as our High Priest, shows His divine nature, and yet points out the reality of His humility and suffering as man in a way no other book does in the whole Bible, the Gospels not excepted.