1 hour 54 min. (2 CD / MP3)
What would Jewish priests in the first century have thought of Jesus and his priestly ministry? In a word—not much; at least, until they encountered the inspired Letter to the Hebrews. The priestly audience of this NT epistle, though small in number, would have had an enormous influence upon in the spread of the Gospel, given their influence in Judaism, and in the life of the Jerusalem Temple. Hebrews was likely written to just such a group of skeptical Jewish priests—to persuade them to leave the old Temple, “made with hands,” and to embrace the new Temple, and eternal priesthood of Jesus Christ.
Far from being a study locked in antiquity, this engaging series will open up new vistas of spirituality and worship for today’s Catholic believer. Open your Bible to Hebrews and join Dr. Steven Smith on the winding road that leads to “So Great a Cloud of Witnesses.”