Jesus the Mediator of a “Better Covenant”

The frequent use of comparatives in Hebrews reflects the writer‘s purpose. Most commentators agree that Hebrews represents a comparison between the systems of the old covenant and Christianity. In the following analysis of comparative adjectives and adverbs in Hebrews, it will become apparent that the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews uses this grammatical feature consistently to carry out his literary purpose, i.e. a comparison of two systems, with the exhortation to his readers to fully embrace the superior system, Christianity