Course Number: NT510
Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary California in Escondido, California
To what extent does the new covenant replace the old? How should Jews regard their crucified Messiah? Learners discover answers to these and other important questions by studying the background, context, and content of the epistle to the Hebrews. The course focuses on the key interpretive issues and theological contributions found in this rich Christocentric book. The goal of the course is to strengthen students’ confidence in the superiority of Jesus and the new covenant, and to equip them to encourage each other daily as the text exhorts.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Identify the book’s authorship, original audience, and purpose.
- Describe the genre, method of theological argument, and main themes of the book.
- Analyze significant interpretive issues in Hebrews by demonstrating knowledge of alternate views and by presenting a case for the view the student holds.
- Explain and apply passages from Hebrews with clarity of meaning and relevance to contemporary audiences.
- Glorify God for the superiority of Christ and the New Covenant, and approach God confidently in prayer through Jesus our High Priest.