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Hebrews 8:5

Dec 12, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Hebrews, Hebrews (written), Writings  //  8 Comments

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

… who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” Hebrews 8:5

The previous verse acknowledged that the Levitical priesthood had priests who offered “gifts according to the law.” Because of this, Jesus couldn’t be a priest under that covenant – He is from the tribe of Judah, not Levi.Read the rest

Hebrews 8:4

Dec 11, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Hebrews, Hebrews (written), Writings  //  6 Comments

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; Hebrews 8:4

Again, the author begins with “For.” One thought builds upon the next to establish his case. He has just stated that the purpose of a priest is “to offer both gifts and sacrifices.” He then said, based on that thought, that it is “necessary that this One also have something to offer.” What he is saying concerning the Levitical priesthood is that they, in fact, had something to offer.Read the rest

Hebrews 8:2

Dec 9, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Hebrews, Hebrews (written), Writings  //  8 Comments

Sunday, 9 December 2018

…a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man. Hebrews 8:2

Here we have words which are debated among scholars. Further, translations are just as confusing concerning the proper rendering of certain words. First, the thought in this verse is connected to the previous verse, so they should be seen together –

“Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.”

We see now that Christ is “a Minister.” In the Greek translation of the Old Testament, the word is often used when speaking of an officiating priest.Read the rest

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