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In this section of "To the Hebrews" the author contrasts the entry of Jesus into the holiest place to that of the Levitic high priest. Specifically he points out two shortcomings of that system: the atonement made by the priest for himself had to be repeated each year because he had not been made free from sin so would have new sins to atone for each year: ...


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Death is the physical evidence or manifestation of one that is in the domain of the devil,death are in stages sickness, disease, corruption, decay and its final blow "death" to separate one from the soul and out of the earth.


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It is not an exaggeration to say that in order to understand this section of To the Hebrews it is imperative that one first understand the rituals of Yom Kippur (aka "The Day of Atonement"). These rituals are described in Leviticus 16. If you are not familiar with this passage I urge you to close up To the Hebrews and take the time to ponder that chapter. ...


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χωρὶς ἁμαρτίας means without or apart from [χωρὶςer] sin [ἁμαρτίαςer]. The same phrase is found earlier: For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without (χωρὶς) sin (ἁμαρτίας). (Hebrews 4:15 NASB) Some recent translations may express the idea in 9:28 better: ...


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Heb. 12:1 - How should μαρτύρων be understood? In this verse, Paul is referring to those that died in Hebrews 11. We call them martyrs; he called them “martys” or “martus" ("of uncertain affinity, a witness," Strong's G3144). Thayers Lexicon: "one who is mindful, heeds." This Greek word appears many times in the NT and only three times translated as ...


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Using the search tool at the Unbound Bible site, or any similar site/application, it can be seen that μαρτύρων is rendered in the KJV as "witnesses" or "testifies" in all but one instance, Revelation 17:6, where it is given as "martyrs". In regard to Revelation, my guess is the KJV translators chose "martyrs" because their blood has been shed for their ...



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