Written in eloquent literary style, Hebrews is the earliest apology, or defense, of the Christian faith. The primary objective of the writing is to establish Hebrew Christians in the faith that had been delivered, once for all, to the saints. This is accomplished by a series of comparisons in which Jesus Christ is proven in all respects to be superior: superior to the prophets, angels, Moses, Joshua, and the Aaronic priesthood. Christ’s new covenant is superior to the old, His sacrifice greater, and His promises better. Many of the comparisons contrast the real, that is, the heavenly and the eternal, with the apparent, which is earthly and temporal.