Central to the argument of the Epistle to the Hebrews is the image of Jesus as a great high priest who offered himself and his body and blood up to God so that through him believers might attain salvation, redemption, and purification from their sins. While no other New Testament writing portrays Jesus in the same way that Hebrews does, its allusions to Jesus’ death can readily be understood by looking to the same basic story regarding Jesus that we find elsewhere in the New Testament.