Would you have had opportunity to return? If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country–a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
What is Hebrews 11 talking about? Hebrews 11 is a description of faith in action — how God’s people have always lived by faith.
Who wrote Hebrews chapter 11? The author is anonymous, although the internal reference to “our brother Timothy” (Hebrews 13:23) causes a traditional attribution to Paul, but this attribution has been disputed since the second century and there is no decisive evidence for the authorship.
When was Hebrews 11 written? Therefore, the most probable date for its composition is the second half of the year 63 or the beginning of 64, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia. Despite this, some scholars, such as Harold Attridge and Ellen Aitken, hold to a later date of composition, between 70 and 100 AD.