Hebrews, Jesus' Maleness, and Women: Amy Peeler

Season 2 | Episode 7
44m | Feb 20, 2023

In this podcast episode, Dr. Amy Peeler and Justin discuss the book of Hebrews and its significance for the early church. They highlight the paradoxes in the book that demonstrate the holiness and grace of God, as well as the unique way Hebrews cites the Old Testament as God's speech. The conversation explores the warnings and admonitions in the book and how it has been a valuable resource for many theological questions. The author of Hebrews draws on traditional Jewish wisdom and personalizes it to describe Jesus as the Son of God. Jesus' priesthood is highlighted, mentioning his purification for sins and his status as a sympathetic and merciful high priest. The conversation discusses the concept of Jesus' priesthood, which is superior to the Levitical priesthood.


  • The pervasive theme of God as a Father and Jesus as a Son in the book of Hebrews and how it inspires trust in God.
  • The distinction between the way Paul cites scripture and the way Hebrews does, and the importance of both.
  • The story of Melchizedek and how it illustrates how Jesus is both king and priest, which was not commonly accepted in Israel.
  • Jesus' priesthood as a fresh concept for the audience, and how he stands in the gap and is able to represent humanity fully, breaking the divide between God and humanity caused by sin.


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