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The book of Hebrews is an anonymous letter (suggested authors have included Paul, Barnabas, and Apollos among others) that reads like a sermon with letter-like greetings at the conclusion. Its theme is that Jesus is better--better than angels, Moses, Joshua, Aaron, and the Levitical priesthood, with a better covenant and sacrifice; therefore, Christians should be careful not to fall away from him, into neither sin nor Judaism.
Read the following from Hebrews:
1:1-4 the nature of the Son 2:1-4 pay attention to great salvation 2:14-18 Jesus suffered and tempted 3:1-6 Jesus greater than Moses 3:12-15 do not have evil, unbelieving heart 4:8-16 sabbath rest / word of God / high priest without sin 5:7-14 Jesus learned obedience through suffering 6:1-6 impossible to restore from apostasy 7:1-3 Melchizedek 7:11-14 change in the priesthood and law 7:23-27 Jesus and permanent priest 8:6-8, 13 new covenant 9:15-17 Jesus' death redeems from transgressions 9:24-28 sacrifice once for all offered in heaven 10:1-4 law as shadow / animals not take away sins 10:23-27 not neglecting to meet together 11:1-3, 6 faith 12:1-11 discipline as sons 13:1-8 exhortations 13:15-17 Christian sacrifices