Hebrews 5 – part 1

The book of Hebrews is written out of a personal relationship its author has with its recipients. It also contains a typical final greeting that is common amongst ancient correspondence. Therefore, there is good reason to see Hebrews as a personal letter. However, this personal letter doesn’t begin with the familiar opening that letters should possess. This fact has been the impetus for most Bible scholars to classify Hebrews as a Homily, or Homiletical letter. This means that the book of Hebrews is a work of personal import, but written in the style of a sermon for the encouragement and training of its readers.