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"The Epistle to the Hebrews, or Letter to the Hebrews, or in the Greek manuscripts, simply To the Hebrews, is one of the books of the New Testament. Despite its name, it is not a letter but a speech of encouragement," according to Wikipedia. "The text is traditionally attributed to Paul the Apostle, but doubt on Pauline authorship is reported already by Eusebius, and modern Biblical scholarship considers its authorship unknown, perhaps written in deliberate imitation of the style of Paul.
"Scholars of Greek consider its writing to be more polished and eloquent than any other book of the New Testament. The book has earned the reputation of being a masterpiece. It has also been described as an intricate New Testament book. Scholars believe it was written for Jewish Christians who lived in Jerusalem. Its purpose was to exhort Christians to persevere in the face of persecution. The theme of the epistle is the doctrine of the person of Christ and his role as mediator between God and humanity.
"The epistle opens with an exaltation of Jesus as 'the radiance of God's glory, the express image of his being, and upholding all things by his powerful word'. The epistle presents Jesus with the titles 'pioneer' or 'forerunner', 'Son' and 'Son of God', 'priest"' and 'high priest'. The epistle casts Jesus as both exalted Son and high priest, a unique dual Christology."
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