The book of Hebrews shows the superiority of Jesus' covenant over the old covenant. It uses many OT texts interpreted by rabbinical hermeneutics to communicate the message. Therefore, it is very important to interpret it in light of first century Judaism, not modern western thought. The author is unknown to us.The Jewish Christians are encouraged to leave the synagogue and identify publicly (fully) with the church. This book is filled with warnings against falling away, or returning to Judaism.
- Title: The Superiority of the New Covenant: Hebrews
- Author: Bob Utley
- Publisher: Bible Lessons International
- Publication Date: 1999
- Pages: 169
About Bob Utley
Bob Utley is a dynamic and inspirational Bible teacher. He feels that the Lord has given him a gift of relating to all types of people, especially those who have been turned off by "religiosity." Bob was born in 1947 in Houston, Texas. He is married to the former Peggy Rutta and they have three children and three grandchildren. He has earned degrees from East Texas Baptist College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has done post-graduate work at Baylor University, Wycliffe Bible Translators' Summer Institute of Linguistics, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has pastored several churches in Texas. Currently Bob conducts revivals and Bible conferences both in the United States and abroad.