Hebrews 7–13 – “An High Priest of Good Things to Come”

November 6, 2023 to November 12, 2023

The author of Hebrews places Jesus Christ as the great high priest, the only one who could perform the eternal atoning sacrifice. Faith in Christ is manifest in righteous works, and the faithful will be blessed under the chastening of God.

The Epistle to the Hebrews: A New Rendition, Michael D. Rhodes and Richard D. Draper

Read here the full epistle of Hebrews in a new rendition, with headings that help identify themes. Formats available are reading online (HTML), Amazon Kindle, Deseret Book, and PDF (best for printing).

Epistle to the Hebrews, BYU New Testament Commentary, Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes,available for purchase in hardcover and ebook through BYU Studies, 854 pages, $29.99

The Epistle to the Hebrews is a faith-filled testimony of Jesus Christ. This commentary is the most comprehensive study of the epistle that Latter-day Saint scholars have yet produced.

The commentary removes many of the barriers that hinder the reader from understanding this complex work. The volume is not written for an academic audience but for anyone interested in a detailed examination of this highly spiritual and insightful work.


“LDS Church Leaders’ Use of Hebrews 8-13,” Chris Brockman


This paper shows what passages Church leaders have cited most frequently; which Church leader cited that passage most often; and examples of how they incorporated the passage into their teachings.

Videos of BYU New Testament Commentary Conferences on Hebrews


“Faith, Pistis,” by Brent J. Schmidt, transcript on this page


In and behind Hebrews: Temple, Atonement, and the Covenant of Love (Hebrews 9), Kevin Christensen


Understanding Pistis: Trust Becoming Faithfulness (Hebrews 11), Brent J. Schmidt


“Women Received Their Dead”:  Women and Resurrection (Hebrews 11:35), Julie M. Smith


“The Need for Another Priest to Come”: The Epistle to the Hebrews and Competing Models of Religious Authority in Post-70 Judaism, Matthew Grey


The Importance of Understanding Judaism in the New Testament, Tom Roberts


How Hebraic Is Hebrews?, Avram Shannon


Panel Discussion, Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes


Highlighting Unique LDS Interpretations of Three Passages in Hebrews [Hebrews 11:4, 11:40, and 12:9], Michael D. Rhodes