Day 45: Anonymous
The past couple days I've wanted to talk a little about the book of Hebrews, but Ezekiel has been more thought provoking for me. And today, it again was more thought provoking. But I wanted to mention something cool about Hebrews.
Hebrews was written to the Jewish people to explain Christ, hence the name Hebrews. The author of Hebrews is unknown. Some say possibly Paul or Luke. My favorite possibility though is Priscilla. Women were not seen as credible sources in those days, this would explain why the book is anonymous to us now. And Priscilla was a teacher. We read about her in Acts. She and her husband Aquila were a Christian couple that worked with Paul. It is mentioned in the book of Acts 18:18-28 that Priscilla and Aquila taught and mentored Apollo. It is written "Priscilla and Aquila" rather than "Aquila and Priscilla." It is very, very unusual for the wife to be listed first, this leads us to believe that Priscilla actually was the main teacher for Apollo. All this is evidence that Hebrews could very well be the one book of the Bible written by a female. But of course, no one knows for sure.
Reading Ezekiel today again I see a man with a hard job to do and he does so with his heart on his sleeve. When the Lord is punishing those in Israel Ezekiel is grieved and he brings it to the Lord.
It's a hard thing to be in the world, seeing sin and watching people reject God. But it ought to be a hard thing. We want our eyes fixed on Jesus and surrendering to God's will but we also don't want to lack compassion. For our Jesus does not lack compassion.
I'm so exhausted after a long shift, and I don't think this is a new thought for this blog, but that's what's on my mind as I read today.