Hebrews - Introduction
It is unclear who wrote the book of Hebrews.
I. Hebrews (part 1)
a. Arguments against Pauline authorship
i. No Pauline salutation
ii. Does not claim to be Pauline
iii. Arrangement is not Pauline
iv. Different style and vocabulary
v. Theological emphases
a) Exaltation of Christ
b) Purification, perfection, sanctification
c) High Priesthood of Christ
d) Little concerning justification
vi. Hebrews 2:3
b. Who wrote Hebrews?
ii. Clement of Rome?
vii. Only God knows.
a. Quoted in 1 Clement (96)
b. Timothy is alive (up to 96)
c. Persecution (Nero - 64, Domitian 81-96)
d. Jewish ritual (before 70)
a. Jewish Christians
b. Living in Italy or Rome
4. Epistle or Sermon?