The Relationship of Jewish and Gentile Believers to the Law Between A.D. 30 and 70 in the Scripture

222 CONCLUSION Hebrews We began this exercise with an investigation of the book of Hebrews. It was concluded that the author's concern was not to pit Jesus against angels, or Moses, or Aaron as individuals but as facets of a singular concept, the Old Covenant. His contrast from the beginning to the end of the book is, in reality, between two covenants, the old represented by Moses and the New represented by Jesus. The author clearly states that the New Covenant has come, and was founded at Calvary (chapter 7). This, however, is not new information since explicit revelation concerning the foundation of the New Covenant is at least as old the Last Supper. The author of Hebrews continues to show the mutually exclusive nature of the two covenants which, as well , may not be seen as new information (chapter 8). Paul and others saw the coming of Messiah as the beginning of a distinctive historical era and often contra ted it with the era of the law. What the writer of Hebrews does offer, however , as a unique contribution to the New Testament canon is the incompatibility of the two covenant particularly in regard to regulation of wor hip (chapter 9- 10) . He peaks in detail about the acrificial y tern which has been rendered ob olete and then offer everal ew o enant replacement uch a acrifice of prai e and good work (chapter 13) . Part of the rea on th t th b k of Hebrew i able t mak a umqu and origin 1 contribution to ew Te t ment theology i becau e it i writt n t a p uli rl J audi nee nd a major part of it ubj t i the r lati alidit la n dmini tr ti enant for J wt h lie r . h d 1 n 1 m die r to ntinu 111 h i t nd n t turn b k t Jud 1 m, f th b f r ht ,