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Come Follow Me Hebrews 1–6 – Jesus Christ, “the Author of Eternal Salvation” | BYU Studies


Hebrews 1–6 – Jesus Christ, “the Author of Eternal Salvation”

The author of Hebrews stresses how eternal salvation comes only through Jesus Christ and his power. By committing ourselves to him and acting with faith, we can come boldly to the mercy seat of God.


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


Read here the full epistle of Hebrews in a new rendition, with headings that help identify themes. This new rendition clarifies that “it does not seek to replace the authorized King James Version adopted by the Church as its official English text. Rather, it aims to enhance readers’ understanding conceptually and spiritually by rendering the Greek texts into modern English with LDS sensitivities in mind.”

Formats available are reading online (HTML), Amazon Kindle, Deseret Book, and PDF (best for printing).


The main point at the center of the epistle to the Hebrews is that eternal salvation comes only through Jesus Christ. “It systematically strives to persuade them ‘to hold fast to their faith.’” This piece by Richard D. Draper examines how each chapter in Hebrews individually support this doctrine.



Jesus was both Son of God and a mortal man. Understanding who Jesus was and what he accomplished teaches us how to live and act.


Hebrews, Chart 14-10, from Charting the New Testament

A brief list of themes in Hebrews.


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

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.


Videos of BYU New Testament Commentary Conferences on Hebrews


“What Should a Scholarly LDS Commentary on Hebrews Look Like?” John W. Welch






Jesus as Savior to the Hebrews (Hebrews 2:3), Del Clark
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