Lecture Notes for the Epistle to the Hebrews

Table of Contents

by Dr. J. Paul Tanner

NEW!  All the lecture notes for Hebrews have been updated,
corrected and formatted for Letter Size paper!  (Nov 1, 2012)


INTRODUCTORY MATTERS

              Session 1:   Canonicity of the Book of Hebrews                                                  1.1

              Session 2:   Introductory Matters (Date, Authorship)                                            2.1

              Session 3:   Introductory Matters (Audience, Destination, Use of the OT)             3.1

              Session 4:   The Structure of the Book                                                                4.1

                          Possible Structural Arrangement                                                            Suppl. 4.1

                          An Outline of the Book of Hebrews                                                       Suppl. 4.2

                          An Overview Chart of the Book of Hebrews                                          Suppl. 4.3

              Session 5:   Overall Message and The Warning Passages                                    5.1

              Session 6:   Theological Presuppositions                                                              6.1

 

EXPOSITION OF THE BOOK

              Session 7:   The Prologue to the Book (1:1-4)                                                      7.1

              Session 8:   The Son's Superiority to the Angels (1:5-14)                                      8.1

              Session 9:   The First Warning  (2:1-4)                                                                9:1

              Session 10:  The Blessings from the Son's Humiliation  (2:5-18)                            10.1

              Session 11:  The Call to Faithfulness  (3:1-6)                                                       11.1

              Session 12:  A Warning from Psalm 95  (3:7-19)                                                  12.1  

                           An Outline of Psalm 95                                                              Suppl. 12.1

              Session 13:  Our Goal:  To Enter in to God's "Rest"  (4:1-13)                                13.1

              Session 14:  God's Solution:  A Merciful High Priest  (4:14--5:10)                         14.1

              Session 15:  A Confrontation of Their Need for Maturity  (5:11--6:3)                    15.1

                        Note:  See further Appendix A listed at bottom concerning Hebrews 5:116:12

              Session 16:  Christian Departure from the Faith  (6:4-12)                                      16.1

              Session 17:  Those Who Inherit the Promises  (6:13-20)                                       17.1

              Session 18:  Melchizedek . . . To Whom Levi's Ancestor Paid Tithes  (7:1-10)      18.1

              Session 19:  The Son's Priestly Ministry Superior to the Levitical ...  (7:11-28)       19.1

              Session 20:  Jesus . . . A Priestly Minister of a Better Covenant  (8:1-13)              20.1

              Session 21:  The Perfect Sacrifice in the Greater Tabernacle  (9:1-28)                  21.1

                           The Balanced Development of Heb 9:1-28                                   Suppl. 21.1

              Session 22:  The Finality of Christ's Sacrifice  (10:1-18)                                       22.1

              Session 23:  The Call to Endurance in Faith  (10:19-39)                                        23.1

                          Parallels Between Heb 6:4-12 and Heb 10:26-36                           Suppl. 23.1

              Session 24:  The Faith We Should Emulate  (11:1-40)                                           24.1

              Session 25:  Seeing Discipline as a Positive Benefit  (12:1-13)                              25.1

              Session 26:  A Final Warning to be Faithful to the New Covenant  (12:14-29)        26.1

                          OT Passages on the Covenant at Sinai                                         Suppl. 26.1

              Session 27:  Sacrifices of the New Covenant Worshiper  (13:1-17)                       27.1

              Session 28:  The Epilogue to the Book  (13:18-25)                                                28.1

 

APPENDICES

               Appendix A:  "But If It Yields Thorns and Thistles": 

          An Exposition of Hebrews 5:116:12                                            App. A.1

               Appendix B:  A Severe Warning Against Apostasy  (Hebrews 10:26-31)      App. B.1

               Appendix C:  Bibliography