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33Hebrews Worksheet

33Hebrews Worksheet - Jesus is the reflection of God’s...

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Hebrews Worksheet 1310:33/Fall 07 Introduction: According to the introductory essay to Hebrews in the NOAB (pages 369- 370 New Testament)— 1. Describe the type of literature Hebrews appears to be. A sermon 2. Who was the original audience? People of both Jewish and gentile background 3. What is the theme? Attempt to interpret the significance of Jesus Christ and his death in Categories familiar to the audience. 4. What is the primary emphasis in each of the four main sections? Hebrew 1.11-4.13 explores the word of God spoken through Jesus. 4.14-10.31 interprets Jesus as the eternal high priest against the background of the Israelite priesthood. 10.32-12.29 describes faith as insight into a heavenly world of reality. Ch. 13 gives practical advice and greetings. Text: 1. What Christological claims regarding Jesus ( the Son) are found in the introductory paragraph, 1:1-4? Jesus is better than many prophets from long ago.
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Unformatted text preview: Jesus is the reflection of God’s glory. 2. In what manner does the author compare and contrast the Son to angels in 1:5-2:4? The Son is superior to the angels; the author says that the angels are only the mediators of God’s words, and the angels must be in attendance to the Son. 3. In what manner does the author compare and contrast the Son to Moses in 3:1-4:13? What is the significance of the “rest” or “Sabbath rest” in this text? 4. According to the following texts, what type of High Priest is Jesus? 2:14-18- Both merciful and faithful. 4:14-16- A high priest who has passed through the heavens, and he is able to sympathize with weaknesses. 5. Faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1 as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” How is faith exemplified and illuminated in chapters 11 and 12? By faith our ancestors received approval....
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