Who Wrote the Book of Hebrews?Jump to navigation. We do not know who wrote the book of Hebrews. The book presents Christ as the final High Priest and eloquently explains the Old Testament sacrificial system in light of the atonement of Christ. The letter itself does not state it is to the Hebrews, but it obviously is, given its content. Nevertheless, various theories have been proposed for its authorship.
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Who Wrote the Book of Hebrews?
The text is traditionally attributed to Paul the Apostle , but doubt on Pauline authorship in the Roman Church is reported by Eusebius. Scholars of Greek consider its writing to be more polished and eloquent than any other book of the New Testament, and "the very carefully composed and studied Greek of Hebrews is not Paul's spontaneous, volatile contextual Greek". At this time, certain believers were considering turning back to Judaism the Jewish system of law to escape being persecuted for accepting Christ as their saviour, now following this system of grace saved by Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. The theme of the epistle is the doctrine of the person of Christ and his role as mediator between God and humanity. The epistle opens with an exaltation of Jesus as "the radiance of God's glory, the express image of his being, and upholding all things by his powerful word".
There are a handful of contenders. It is possible Paul wrote the book of Hebrews. There are a couple reasons why this might be the case. First, in the earliest manuscript editions of the New Testament books, Hebrews is included after Romans among the books written by the apostle Paul. This was taken as evidence that Paul had written it, and some Eastern churches accepted Hebrews as canonical earlier than in the West.
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Followers of Christ have suffered persecution throughout history. Stolen property, beatings, imprisonment and martyrdom have been the fate of countless Christians. And by some reports, Christ's followers are being persecuted more than ever in our own day. For those of us who aren't suffering in these ways, it's hard to imagine the temptations that persecution brings. Christians who live in peace and safety often compromise their faith even without threats. But can you imagine how tempting it would be to compromise what you believe to protect yourself, your spouse, your children and closest friends from serious harm? How could we possibly encourage fellow believers in these conditions?