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Hebrews- purpose
attempt to keep jewish christians from reverting from Christ to judaism, focusing on the supremacy of Christ over the old covenant
Hebrews- Author
Anonymous, but it could be many different people
Hebrews- provenance
Rome
Hebews- Contributions
1. explanations of Jesus' priestly work, his finality of sacrifice, the nature of his sonship, the importance of the incarnation, and his role as pioneer of the faith

2. serves as an illustration of early christian interpretation of NT

3. The people of God are now the Church and no longer the old covenant is Israel
James- date
2 possibilities

1. Paul's letter would need to be well-known so that James could counteract deviation of Paul's teachings, so it could be in the 60s

2. Could be the early 40s based on incomplete familiarity with Paul's teaching prior to their meeting at the Jerusalem Council
James- Contributions
1. Focus on the relationship of believers with those outside of the church, referred to as "rich"

2. Affirmation that faith must be demonstrated in works for it to be valid
1 Peter- audience
Gentile population with some Jews
1 Peter- contributions
1. Focus on sufferings of Christ

2. focus on atonement

3. Focus on church as the people of God
1 Peter- author
Peter, but silas was most likely his secretary
1 John- purpose
to adress a group of secessionists who denied that jesus was the christ who came in the flesh
1 John- date
after the gospel in the 90s. The letters seem to be describing a type of false teaching called Gnosticism
1 John- provenance
Ephesus
2 John- Purpose
to warn a house church or congregation against admitting traveling false teachers who espouse false teaching
2 john- audience
Elect Lady, more likley a metaphorical adress to a christian community
3 John- audience
Gaius, a friend of John and chruch leader
3 John- Purpose
an apostolitic warning against someone who is trying to usurp local authority in a church (diotrophes)
Jude- Author
Jude, could be a brother of Jesus
Jude- contributions
1. "faith that was give oce for all and entrusted to the saints"

2. What happens to those who profess to follow christ but deny his teachings in their own lives

3. how early christians used non-biblical writings to support arguments
Revelation- author
John
Revelation- provenance
Patmos, the place of john's exile
Revelation- date
the time of Domitian 81-96
Revelation- Audience
the seven churches in Asia Minor, which are: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Caodirea
Revelation- contribution
1. a sense of god's control of history

2. a strong emphasis on perseverance in the face of persecution and the reward promised to those who endure to the end

3. Eschatology-
Preterist- occured at the time
Historical- occured when Christ was present
Futuristic- has yet to occur
idealistic- all symbolism, not really gonna happen
Revelation- chapter 19-20
Visions of Worship and the Judgement of the Lamb
Revelation- chapter 21-22
Visions of the new heaven and earth