UH-OH, HEBREWS Bible 1 Class Chicago Hope Academy Thursday, April 28nd, 2010
Do-Now: Answer in your notes: Who is the author of Hebrews? What is the book’s main theme? To whom was it written?
Homework: Due Friday: Chapter 35 Notes (pd. 6 only) (Bring notes to class) FOUR ACTION STUDY CARDS (from class yesterday). Read Lesson #2 and write a 1/2-page response: “CAN A CHRISTIAN LOSE HIS SALVATION?”
A. Who Wrote Hebrews? Debated since the beginning. Some thought Paul Mention of Timothy Similar ending to Paul’s Epistles
A. Who Wrote Hebrews? By t/ end of the 2nd C., it was attributed to Paul. The earliest collection of Paul’s letters contains Hebrews By the 4th C., Hebrews was included in the Western canon and counted as Paul’s The Vulgate, the English translation of the Vulgate, and the KJV all mention Paul in the title.
A. Who Wrote Hebrews? However, the letter makes no claims for authorship.
B. Alternate ideas Barnabas? (Tertullian’s theory) Apollos? (Luther’s theory) Luke? Clement of Rome?... Contemporary view: Hebrews is anonymous, and only God knows!
C. Document style Resembles a sermon Includes an ending typical of a letter.
D. Structure A series of ideas followed by exhortations Exhortation: a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
E. First Audience CLAIMS: Second-generation Christians In need of encouragement in the faith Maybe from Rome or the surrounding regionEVIDENCES: Look up these passages and match each of the above claims with evidence from the verses. Heb 2:3 Heb 5:11-12, 10:32 Heb 13:24
FIND A PARTNER Before you finish… Find a partner and quiz him/her with these questions: (you’re done when you both can answer them all 100% correctly! Who wrote Hebrews? Who did people used to think wrote Hebrews? Why did they think that person wrote Hebrews? (at least two reasons) What is the view of most Bible Scholars today, concerning the authorship of Hebrews? What type of document does the body of Hebrews resemble? What type of document does the conclusion of Hebrews resemble? List one characteristic of the first audience of Hebrews List one more characteristic of the first audience of Hebrews List one more characteristic of the first audience of Hebrews List one more characteristic of the first audience of Hebrews! Remind your partner that there will be a quiz tomorrow. The topic? No, it won’t be on how funny-looking your Bible teacher is. It will be on HEBREWS. Study hard.