Chapter 1323Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.24Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.25Grace be with you all. Amen.
The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the books in the New Testament. Its author is not known.
The primary purpose of the Letter to the Hebrews is to exhort Jews and Christians to persevere in the face of persecution. The central thought of the entire Epistle is the doctrine of the Person of Christ and his role as mediator between God and humanity.
No author is internally named. Since the earliest days of the Church, the authorship has been debated. In the 4th century, Jerome and Augustine of Hippo supported Paul's authorship: the Church largely agreed to include Hebrews as the fourteenth letter of Paul, and affirmed this authorship until the Reformation. However, it is now generally rejected, and the real author is still unknown.