Hebrews 6:1-8

Locate the passage. Hebrews 6:1-8 is the third of five so called “warning passages.” Contextually, Heb 6:1–8 connects closely with Heb 5:11–14. Heb 6:1–8 should be taken together as a semantic unit. Hebrews 6:9 marks a new paragraph with the use of t... Read More »

Hebrews 5:11-14

Locate the passage. Semantically, the section beginning with Heb 5:11 shifts to hortatory discourse from the previous expository section (5:1–10), and actually extends to Heb 6:20. Hebrews 5:10 concludes with a reference to Melchizedek[1] and 6:20 ends with ... Read More »

Hebrews 5:1-10

Locate the passage. Themetically, 5:1 is the continuation of the author’s thought from 2:10–18. Hebrews 5:1 is connected to the immediately preceding section, which serves to introduce the grounds for the exhortation of 4:16. Genre Expository. The passage ... Read More »

Hebrews 4:14-16

Locate the passage Hebrews 4:14–10:18 forms the second of three major discourse units in the epistle. The phrase echontes oun, “having therefore,” in 4:14 and 10:19 signal discourse section onset. Hebrews 4:14–16 begins a new major section in the epist... Read More »

Hebrews 4:12-13

Locate the passage. Hebrews 4:12–13 serves as the conclusion for 4:1-11 as well as for the entire first section of the letter: 1:5-4:13. Verse 12 begins a new paragraph according to the UBS Greek text. The use of gar, “for,” serves to indicate the ground... Read More »

Hebrews 4:1-11

Locate the passage There is a clear shift to the topic of “rest” which marks 4:1 as the beginning of a new section. Considerable disagreement among commentators exists as to where this section terminates. Suggestions include v. 16, v. 14, v. 13, and v. 11.... Read More »

Hebrews 3:7-19

Locate the Passage Hebrews 3:7-19 constitutes the second warning passage in the letter. What is the relationship of 3:7–19 to 3:1–6? The author introduced the quotation in v. 7 with dio (“so”), an emphatic marker of result. This connector probably play... Read More »

Hebrews 3:1-6

Locate the Passage Hebrews 3:1-6 is situated in the first major division of the letter (1:5-4:13). Genre Hortatory. Note the imperative in 3:1 and an imperatival idea semantically encoded in the conditional clause of v. 6. Determine the Structure of the Passag... Read More »

Hebrews 2:5-18

Locate the Passage 2:5-18 follows the first warning passage (2:1-4) and is the fourth major paragraph in the first section of the letter. Genre Expository. There are no imperatives or imperatival forms in the text. Determine the Structure of the Passage Hebrew... Read More »

Hebrews 2:1-4

Locate the Passage Hebrews 2:1–18 is part of a larger section that begins with 1:5 and comprises two subsections: 1:5–14 and 2:1–18. This second subsection begins with a paragraph unit in 2:1–4 that links the two sections together. 2:1-4 is the third p... Read More »