s Jesus necessary? That was the question that confronted a congregation of converted Jews in the face of a new wave of persecution coming their way. The time may well have been in the early 60s of the first century, and the place the city of Rome. A letter, reading much like a sermon from a pastor, comes to the congregation. Looking to Jesus: Meditations on the Letter to the Hebrews listens to the appeal of the pastor as he opens the Hebrew Scriptures and explains to the congregation and to believers of every century since their time that yes, Jesus is necessary for the completion of the salvation that God is providing for all humanity.