Hebrews brings great swaths of the Old Testament before us, so any proper study of it demands a look at the background as well as the foreground. Long ago, during the infancy of the church, God raised up remarkable men and women—and the writer of Hebrews was one of them. He apparently had a priestly background. He may have been a Levite—and perhaps a Jewish religious leader—initially resistant to Jesus and the Gospel. This Bible study offers new and fresh insights into the book of Hebrews, its background and context, and its application to today’s world.
Bryan Williams was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand. In 1958, he moved to England to attend London Bible College. In 1962, Williams gained a B.D. from the University of London and an ALBC diploma from London Bible College. At the invitation of the Bible Institute of South Africa, he began lecturing there in 1970, and held various positions there. In 1977, he completed his Ph.D. through the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. For years, he has led home Bible studies and served in various church committees. He has written numerous books, and has devoted his life to developing tools to help people study the Bible more fruitfully. Bryan and his wife, Barbara, live in Cape Town, South Africa.