Hebrews 2

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how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

– Hebrews 2:3

There has often been much discussion about the true author of the book of Hebrews. Many people assume (and teach) that it was the Apostle Paul, as it clearly has Pauline marks upon it. But Hebrews 2:3 is (I believe) the clearest evidence that it was not written by Paul.

Paul, in Galatians, makes clear that he was a firsthand hearer of the Gospel, when he writes, “For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:12). The author of Hebrews, however, was not a firsthand hearer. So, when reading (or listening) through Hebrews, keep in mind, the author may have known Paul, and been very influenced by him, but it was likely not him.

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