Encountering Jesus in the New Testament (Third Edition)

Chapter 9: Letter to the Hebrews


Film Focus: We join Fr. Jeffrey Mickler, SSP again as he shares several reflections upon the Letter to the Hebrews. He addresses the unknown authorship of the book, the fact that the book is not truly a letter, and the likely audience.


Text Focus: Pages 466-468


Discussion Questions:


1.   What evidence is there that the Letter to the Hebrews was not actually written as a letter?

2.   Who is the likely audience of this book? What clues do we have?

3.   What were some of the struggles being faced by th is early Christian community, as seen in the

Letter to the Hebrews?

4.   What are some Christian teachings that are emphasized in this book? Are these things that

today’s society still struggles with upholding?

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