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The epistle to the Hebrews has much in common with its own description of Melchizedek, whose origins and destiny are said to be unknown. It is common in many circles today to categorize Hebrews alongside the Catholic Epistles and Revelation-or even as a Catholic Epistle-but historically this has not been the case. Hebrews normally is considered an epistle, though it lacks marks of such in its opening section. Increasingly scholars note its homiletic nature. Numerous important monographs on various issues related to Hebrews have also appeared in recent years, testifying to the increased recent interest in this epistle. Despite this renewed interest in the epistle, relatively little has been written in recent years about its key motif, Jesus as high priest, but this was not the case in previous decades.

Keywords: Catholic Epistles; Hebrews; Jesus; Melchizedek



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