Outside the Camp suggested that the unknown author of the Epistle to the Hebrews wrote to the Jewish Christian communities in
None of these scholars considered the possibility that the recipients of Hebrews represented a mixed audience each attempting to remain exclusive. Both groups had been excluded from the
The Hellenists complained that their widows were neglected in the distribution of food. The surviving spouse had been a member of the community by virtue of marriage. That the surviving spouse was no longer a member suggest that the surviving spouse was not Jewish and further suggest that intermarriage was the issue lurking in the background that had resulted in the problem described in Acts.
The author is not talking about the sharing of food or the economy. He was talking about sacred space and the inclusion of outsiders.
This is a work in progress.