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1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

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1 Sarah R = "Hebrews is written more like a sermon than like a letter. The writer obviously knows the Old Testament Scriptures very well as he quotes from them liberally. This suggests that the author's recipients were also Jewish and would understand his references. The purpose of the letter, or sermon, seems to be to show readers of how Jesus is the fulfillment of the Jewish faith and to encourage them to stay true to their faith in Him."
2 Sarah R = ""It is not clear who wrote Hebrews... Ancient church leaders were accordingly unsure of who wrote it. They made various suggestions, ranging from Paul (note the reference to Timothy in Heb. 13:23), to a student of Paul, to Luke, to Barnabas. Martin Luther suggested that the author was Apollos. The fact is we simply do not know for sure who the author was."- Elwell & Yarbough, "Hebrews and James," Encountering the New Testament. Page 348."
3 Vin P = "Because Hebrews is named for the Jewish people, a reader might think it is part of the Old Testament or the Jewish Bible, but this book is really in the New Testament. Eusebius of Caesarea was a powerful Christian leader and an influential historian. Timothy Beal, in his book The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History Of An Accidental Book, Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 20011, explains how Eusebius listed Hebrews in his second category of Bible books “that are ‘disputed’ (antilegomenon, ‘contradicted’), accepted by some but not others” and that it was “popular among Hebrew-speaking Christians."   "
4 Cary W = "It may be difficult to understand how all things are made by and through Jesus, yet this mystery remains true, for in Christ are all things and to Whom all is given.  We can pray directly to the Father as He did because we pray as He did with the Holy Spirit.  And we can also pray in Jesus name, for He commands us to do both, that we may participate and grow into the Sonship and kingdom of God."
5 Vin P = "Perhaps the reason this book is called Hebrews is because it attempts to secure “the superiority of faith in Christ over all other faith traditions, especially Jewish ones.” The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, Revised And Updated, Mark Allan Powell, General Editor, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011, goes on to write that Hebrews tells how Jesus is better than all the people of Israel, even the angels. "
6 Sarah R = "Psalms 2:7, referring here to Jesus."
7 Sarah R = "2 Samuel 7:14, referring again to Jesus."
8 Sarah R = "Quote from Deuteronomy 32:43 which the writer says refers to Jesus."
9 Sarah R = "Quote from Psalms 104:4."
10 Sarah R = "A quote from Psalms 45:6,7."
11 Sarah R = "A quote from Psalms 102:25-27."
12 Sarah R = "A quote from Psalms 110:1. Scripture states that Jesus rose to sit at the right hand of God. See Mark 16:19 and Romans 8:34."
13 Cary W = "Our focus should always be on the one relationship we have been gifted with the Father and the Son.  Though we may get visited, or sense the presence or protection of these unseen servants, they do their work best when we don't make them our focus, but keep our eyes ever on God."