We are beginning a new Yale Divinity School small group Bible study on The Letter to the Hebrews beginning February 9. This will be an eight week series featuring a DVD, written materials, and discussion topics created by Dr. Harold W. Attridge, Dean Emeritus and the Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament at Yale Divinity School, and Rev. Dr. David L. Bartlett, Yale Divinity School Dean Emeritus of Academic Affairs and Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. The small group weekly sessions held at the church are led by church staff, ministers, or lay-people.
Biblical scholars consider its writing to be more polished and eloquent than any other book of the New Testament. This letter has earned the reputation of being a “masterpiece”. It also has been described as an “intricate” New Testament book. Scholars believe Hebrews was written for Jewish Christians who lived in Jerusalem. Its purpose was to exhort Christians to persevere in the face of persecution. The central theme of the epistle is the doctrine of the Person of Christ and his role as mediator between God and humanity.
All are invited to enjoy the benefit of a graduate level course taught by world class scholars in a small group setting at a local church. Four small group discussion opportunities will be offered every week in the Library of the church: Mondays at 6:30am, Tuesday at 9:30am, and Wednesdays at 9:30am and 7:30pm.
Materials for the study are now available at the Church Office.