The Book of Hebrews
In this second installment of The TEDS Lecture Series, we are pleased to bring you four video lectures by D. A. Carson on the letter to the Hebrews. Each video is one lecture on the book of Hebrews from Dr. Carson’s Spring 2013 “Acts, Pauline, and General Epistles” course at our Deerfield campus.
In these four lectures, Dr. Carson covers the basic questions involved in interpreting Hebrews such as authorship, date of composition, and intended audience, as well as covering its content and focusing in particular on major themes of Christology. Hebrews is unique in the New Testament in its explanation of Christ’s high priestly work and its extended application of Yom Kippur imagery to Jesus’ death and resurrection. Dr. Carson highlights the unique, once-for-all quality of Jesus’ sacrificial death as presented by Hebrews as well as the reality of Christ’s ongoing high priestly ministry on behalf of believers.
Lecture 1 of 4 (released 10/15/2013)
In the first lecture of this four-part series on the Book of Hebrews, Dr. Carson looks at the introduction to the book, the significance of the idea of “better,” and explores Old and New Testament occurrences of the phrase “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”
Lecture 2 of 4 (released 10/22/2013)
Carrying on in the Book of Hebrews, Dr. Carson highlights the Biblical trajectory of entering God’s rest, walks through understanding passages in a moralizing and typological way, discusses how to preach particular passages in Hebrews, and points out what he sees as the definition of a true Christian.
Lecture 3 of 4 (released 10/29/2013)
Dr. Carson’s third lecture on Hebrews focuses on perseverance and preservation of the saints, with discussions on the doctrine of Christian assurance and its implications for pastoral ministry and evangelism. He also begins to lay the groundwork for the next lecture on the king-priest figure of Melchizedek.
Lecture 4 of 4 (released 11/5/2013)
In the final lecture on Hebrews, Dr. Carson digs into what the Old and New Testament writers say about priesthood, law, covenant, and sacrifice, and the “once-for-all” effect of the death of Jesus.