Continuing our study of the book of Hebrews, jumping in to chapter 2 and focusing on the first 4 verses. As we go through this book, we won’t study everything. We won’t be able to dig deeply into every possible nuance of every verse. I believe that doing that is incredibly valuable - but our time together on Sundays is limited.
Who wrote it?
We don’t know. Church history has a list of guesses, but there is no proof. We give credit to this epistle to the Holy Spirit, to God for providing it for us.
Who was it written to?
Specifically - we don’t know. Again, there are clues. It was written to people who were expected to have an understanding of the Septuagint, that spoke Greek. There are priestly matters dealt with in this book - so it may have been written to priests who converted. We don’t know for sure who - other than that they were Jews who converted.
When was it written. - Evidence says that it was written before the destruction of the temple in 70 AD.
Today as we continue our study of the book of Hebrews - we are going to the beginning of chapter 2, where we see the first command, the first instruction for believers, in the book. To pay attention.