Epistle to the Hebrews
From Textus Receptus
See Also: Old Testament
The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the books in the New Testament. While many claim its author is anonymous' but before chapter 1 in the KJV it says: "The Epistle of Paul The Apostle To The Hebrews" and The very last words say: "Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy."
Just as in Philemon which ending with [Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus] which suggests Onesimus is the author of Philemon, which nobody contends because it begins with "Paul and Timothy unto Philemon". As a gifted orator, Paul often orated epistles penned by another, as a lawyer orates and a secretary types.
The primary purpose of the Letter to the Hebrews is to exhort Christians to persevere in the face of persecution. The central thought of the entire 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."[1:3] The epistle presents Jesus with the titles "pioneer" or "forerunner," "Son" and "Son of God," "priest" and "high priest." It has been described as an "intricate" New Testament book. The epistle casts Jesus as both exalted Son and high priest, a unique dual Christology.