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Unformatted text preview: 2 Peter received a much wider acceptance into the cannon of the New Testament than 1 Peter did. 4) According to White and Wilson, what is the problem with referring to Hebrews as a letter? Hebrews is more like a sermon or a theological tract than a letter. It makes no claim to authorship of Paul writing it. It establishes Jesus as the true successor to the tradition of the Jews, and is not an extension of it. Hebrews is nothing like the letters of Paul in style, form, or Christology. 5) What is the purpose of referring to the role of Melchizedek in the book of Hebrews? Hebrews says that Jesus is part of the superior priesthood of Melchizedek, which is greater than the later Levitical priesthood. The order of Melchizedek becomes the occasion to show how the sacrifice of Jesus becomes superior to and supersedes the old sacrificial system of the established Levitical priesthood of Judaism....
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- Spring '06