Hebrews begins with the statement that God, who in ancient times revealed himself through the prophets, has in these last days revealed himself through the life and teachings of a Son. This Son, who is identified with the person known as Jesus of Nazareth, is said to be greater than Moses or any of the prophets. He is superior even to the angels of heaven, for no one of them has ever been called a Son, nor did any of them have a part in the creation of the world.
Calling Jesus the Son of God does not, for the author of this letter, constitute a denial of Jesus’ humanity. On this point he is quite emphatic: “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity.” And again, “For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way.” It is because of Jesus’ humanity that it can be said of Jesus, “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”