Introduction to the Book of Hebrews

Introduction to the Book of Hebrews

Taught by Karen H. Jobes

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Course Details

  • 4 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 1.75 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Letters to the Church by Karen H. Jobes

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$39.99 USD

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Course Description

The book of Hebrews is incredibly important. You probably know the passages that describe the heroes of faith. And you probably know the famous verse from Hebrews 12: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses…”?

But Hebrews is also challenging. Who wrote the book? Why does it quote the Old Testament so often? And why is it so important for Christians today? If you want to seriously study Hebrews, be prepared to enter difficult territory.

Fortunately, whether you’re answering questions for your small group or your kids, this course can help.

When you sign up, you’ll get a comprehensive introduction to Hebrews. It’s an accessible, yet thorough, overview of the entire book.

Your instructor is Karen H. Jobes, who is the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate School. She is the author of several books, including Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles.

When you sign up, here is what you will learn:

  • When Hebrews was written
  • Who may have written Hebrews
  • Who the original readers of Hebrews were and the challenges they faced
  • What the literary characteristics of Hebrews are
  • How the original situation addressed in Hebrews relates to today
  • What Hebrews says about God’s revelation
  • How Hebrews uses the Septuagint
  • Why, according to Hebrews, the Old Testament has been superseded by the New Testament because the old covenant has culminated in the new
  • What Hebrews says about Jesus Christ
  • What the term “Son of God” meant in the first century
  • Why articulating the incarnation of the Son was important
  • Who Melchizedek was and why Hebrews compares Jesus’ priesthood to his
  • How the roles of Jesus as Son of God and as High Priest come together in his ascension
  • How the idea of salvation in Hebrews is connected to the rest of the New Testament
  • How Israel’s ancient priesthood anticipated the atonement
  • What the author of Hebrews means by “perfection”
  • What Hebrews says about apostasy
  • What images Hebrews uses to describe salvation

Meet Your Instructors

Karen H. Jobes

Ph.D., Westminister Theological Seminary

Karen H. Jobes is the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. The author of several works, she has also been involved in Bible translation. She and her husband are members of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Course Outline

  • Introducing Hebrews—The Book of Better Things

  • Famous Last Words—Divine Revelation in Hebrews

  • The Son Is Our Great High Priest—The Christology of Hebrews

  • “How Shall We Escape?”—The Soteriology of Hebrews


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