Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

Materials available for professors by request only


23: Hebrews

Study Questions

  1. Put into your own words why Christians no longer sacrifice animals, no longer need priests, and no longer need a temple. Support your conclusions with relevant texts from Hebrews.
  2. What encouragements does Hebrews offer to help believers endure until the end? How do they apply to believers today?
  3. Be able to define substitutionary atonement, Levitical priesthood, and deliberate sin in context with this chapter.
  4. What examples of faith are included in Hebrews 11? What do you know about their stories that qualify them to be included in this “cloud of witnesses”?