Hebrews 1:1-2a — “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets…”
The writer to the Hebrews begins his letter by affirming what his readers already knew – God has spoken. He did so via “the prophets”, in this case, a reference to those who penned the Old Testament Scriptures. This opening statement is important for our understanding of the nature of Scripture and how it came into being. It also determines the place we give to Scripture in the church and in our own lives.