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He refers to the purification of sins later discussed in Hebrews chapters 9 and 10, which is the purification of all believers' sins. Textual Issue As to whose sins is being cleansed, that is only a grammatical issue in this verse if one rejects the majority text reading. That reading makes it clear that the sins being purged are those of others than ...


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Definition The Greek word χαρακτηρ denotes "an engraving" (source). Translation The modern day translation "imprint" of ESV perfectly corresponds to this meaning. The translation "exact likeness" is actually not a literal translation but a dynamic equivalence. Exegesis The Lord Jesus is a copy of God's being. It means that Jesus is not the original ...


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Roots As has been observed, the roots of υποστασεως are ὑπο + ἵστημι. ὑπο is a preposition which sits between the English equivalents of 'by' and 'under', and so can cover a range of meanings, e.g: Matthew 3:13 - Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized ὑπ’ him. Matthew 4:1 - Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness ...


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There is one final usage in Hebrews that helps explain how the author is using the term: 18Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. Hebrews 13:18, ESV From this verse it is clear that the word is being used to describe a concrete difference in the heart of members of the new covenant versus ...


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I don't think the immediate context alone tells us enough to be totally sure, and unfortunately this is the only use of καθαρισμὸν in Hebrews. I'd draw on Hebrews 2:14-18 to help us out, which instead talks about the ἱλάσκεσθαι of sins: "Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through ...


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For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Hebrews 10:4, ESV Hebrews 10:4 means something more than atonement by the phrase 'take away sins'. This verse is in the central section of Hebrews concerning the superiority of the priesthood of Jesus (chapters 8-10). Jeremiah 31 is quoted at length twice in this section which is ...


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υποστασεως (hupostaseos) means essence (Septuagint NT Greek Interlinear) or substance (Strong's concordance). "who being the radiance of the glory, and impression of his essence..." (Heb.1:3 part, Septuagint NT Greek Interlinear). ὑπόστασις (hupostasis) is that which underlies the apparent and which therefore is the reality, the essence or the substance. ...


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I would render Hebrews 1:3 as: Who, not only while being a distinctive brightness of his glory and a perfect expression of the depth of his steadfastness, but also while upholding everything there is by the word of his power, having made a purification of sin, sat down at right hand of the Majesty on high. -- Hebrews 1:3 (EPV) The reasoning for this ...



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