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The letter to the Hebrews (NOT the Hebrew language or members of the Hebrew religion).

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Did Enoch resume his life in another sphere (world)?

Enoch son of Jared in Genesis 5:21-24 (NIV): When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years ...
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In Luke 13:32 what is the meaning of “I shall be perfected” KJV?

Luke 13:32 (KJV); And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third {cf15I day} I shall be perfected. Luke 13:32 (...
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Salvation by faith alone and Hebrews 1:14

Reading Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? This verse appears to imply salvation as something believers are yet ...
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In Hebrews 10:38, what does “My soul” refer to in reference to God?

Not to be pedantic or overly-literal, it strikes me odd that God invokes the words "my soul" in this particular context. Is this an anthropomorphism? Is this intended to be particularly personal in ...
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“Something Better” in Hebrews 11:40

Hebrews 11:39-40 (NASB) And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase “purge your conscience from dead works” in Hebrews 9:14?

What does "purge your conscience from dead works" mean in Hebrews 9:14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your ...
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What is the Veil mentioned in Hebrews 6:19?

What is the veil mentioned in Hebrews 6:19 which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; ? Was not the veil to the Holy of ...
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What does Scripture mean by the “doctrine of baptisms” in Hebrews 6:1-2?

What does Scripture mean by the "doctrine of baptisms" in Hebrews 6:1-2 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation ...
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What is the spiritual significance of the “early and latter rain” mentioned in James 5:7?

What is the spiritual significance of the "early and latter rain" mentioned in James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the ...
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Is there a pattern by which Hebrews identifies the speaker of a Scripture?

In Hebrews, the author, when quoting Scripture, famously trades in the venerable "It is written" for a spoken word - whether by God, by Jesus, by "someone", by the Holy Spirit, etc... And again, ...
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Priests or Levites who collected Tithes?

According to the Mosaic Law in the book of Numbers it seems the Levites were the ones who were ordained to collect the Tithes. Numbers 18:21 NIV 21 “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel ...
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Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3?

"But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year."- Hebrews 10:3. Is there justification within the Old Testament that the blood sacrificial system instituted by Yahweh simply taught ...
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Does Hebrews 1:1-2 teach that Jehovah in the OT is always the Father?

This question is about "interpretation of a specific Bible passage," Hebrews 1:1-2 and how it informs our view of Jehovah in the OT. Question: Does Hebrews 1:1-2 teach that Jehovah in the OT is ...
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Is Jesus flesh the veil in Heb 10:19?

Heb 10:19,20 which says in the NIV: Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that ...
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What did Paul mean by the expression: “ Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.” (Hebrews 1:7)

Hebrews 1:7 (KJV) "And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire."
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How do we understand Hebrews 10:2 in light of our ongoing consciousness of sin?

Hebrews 10:1-2 reads (emphasis mine), 1 For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are ...
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What did Abraham give in his tithe?

Genesis 14:16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people .... //cut Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything ...
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BAPTISM/RECEIVING HOLY SPIRIT [duplicate]

I AM A BIT CONFUSED THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES JHON 20 VS 22 AND ACTS 2 VS 4. THE REASON I ASK IS WE KNOW THAT ONLY THE RECEIVING OR THE INFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME ACTS 2 FOR THE DISCIPLES, BUT I ...
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Does σπέρματος (descendants/seed) refer to Abraham's direct descendants or the nations in Hebrews 2:16?

Hebrews 2:16-18 New International Version (NIV) 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants 16 Οὐ γὰρ δή‿ που ἀγγέλων ἐπιλαμβάνεται ἀλλὰ σπέρματος Ἀβραὰμ ἐπιλαμβάνεται ...
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What does “the same” mean in “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” Heb 13:8 ESV?

Just before this verse faith is mentioned, so perhaps the meaning of Heb 13:8 is that Jesus can always be trusted. Though Jesus can always be trusted "the same" might go beyond this and include other ...
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Faulty “covenant” or “ministry” in Hebrews 8:7?

Hebrews 8:7 refers to something with 'fault', and the referent is almost invariably indicated to be the first 'covenant' in English translations. Some of the more literal translations miss the word ...
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According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason?

1. According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason? 2. Did this incident in verse 26 happen before or after writing the epistles ...
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Hebrews says believers enter in to their rest saying," he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his

Hebrews writes of believers as entering in to their own rest saying," he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. (Heb 4:10) What are 'my own works'?
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What are the “elements” in “the elements will melt with fervent heat”? NKJV. 2 Peter 3:10

Here are 3 possibilities: c.2000 years ago in Greek culture the elements were fire, earth, water, metal and wood. To the modern scientific mind, as when the N.K.J.V. was written, elements may ...
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In Hebrews 7:11 what does it mean that the Torah was “based on the priesthood of the Levites”?

[Heb 7:11 NLT] (11) So if the priesthood of Levi, on which the law was based, could have achieved the perfection God intended, why did God need to establish a different priesthood, with a priest in ...
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What is Hebrews 3:14 saying to do with “our confidence”?

[Heb 3:14 ASV] for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end: What is he saying about "hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto ...
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Additional Question on “According to Hebrews 9:12, did the Lord Jesus Christ offer his blood in heaven?”

Previous Question: According to Hebrews 9:12, did the Lord Jesus Christ offer his blood in heaven? The consensus answer to that previous question was that Jesus did not literally enter a literal ...
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Is Hebrews 8:2 suggesting that the “true tabernacle” is a physical building in the sky?

[Heb 8:2-5 CSB] (2) a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that was set up by the Lord and not man. (3) For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; therefore, it was ...
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Why does Hebrews 9:19 say the tabernacle was sprinkled with blood?

It is said after the people had made a covenant with God,Moses took the blood and sprinkled the book of the covenant,the people,as well as the tabernacle. Hebrews 9:19 NASB 19 For when every ...
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What is the real meaning of the title of the book of Hebrews?

In light of my answer to the following question on this site here, that the word "hebrew" was used by foreigners to refer to the "man who crossed over", is it possible that we should reevaluate the ...
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What is the correct English translation from Greek and meaning of Hebrews 1:6?

What is the correct English translation from Greek and meaning of Hebrews 1:6 ? A few translations are: ( AKJV ) And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And ...
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Psalm 45* and Hebrews is Jesus a different god than the Father, (polytheism or monotheism)?

I understand Trinitarian belief and have taught it many times in apologetics, but after being a Mormon for 21 years before Christianity I completely understand the argument made. God said "we/us" ...
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When did God say “let all the angels of God worship him” as stated in Hebrews 1:6?

When did God say "let all the angels of God worship him" as stated in Hebrews 1:6? Hebrews 1:6 (KJV): And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the ...
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What does “by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they” mean in Hebrews 1:4?

What does "by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they" mean in Hebrews 1:4 being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than ...
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Does the root meaning of the word “Hebrew” used in Genesis 14:13 mean “pass over”?

Does the root meaning of the word "Hebrew" used in Genesis 14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of ...
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Are we to throw away /discard the elementary teachings of Christ?

We read in Hebrews 6:1: “Therefore let us abandon (or leave behind)(Gk. aphentes) the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to more maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead ...
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In Hebrews 12:23, what does it mean that the firstborn (plural) are “enrolled”?

[Heb 12:23 ESV] (23) and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, [Heb 12:23 MGNT] (23) καὶ ...
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In Hebrews 12:23 who are “the gathering of the firstborn [plural]”?

[Heb 12:18, 22-24 CSB] (18) For you have not come to what could be touched, to a blazing fire, to darkness, gloom, and storm, ... (22) Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living ...
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In Hebrews 12:18 what does the author mean by “for you have not come to what could be touched”?

At Mount Sinai the Jews were forbidden to so much as touch the mountain: [Exo 19:12-13, 21-24 ESV] (12) And you shall set limits for the people all around, saying, 'Take care not to go up into the ...
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In Hebrews 1:3 is “by himself” original?

I came across an interesting NT textual criticism site that argues that the words "by himself" are original, despite being omitted in modern English Bibles: Heb. 1:3 In Hebrews 1:3, most modern ...
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If we “died to the law” & “disannulling of the commandment” took place the why is Paul quoting “ Deuteronomy 17:7 ” in “1 Corinthians 5:13”?

If we are become dead to the law as said in Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is ...
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In Hebrews 10:5 what does “a body you have prepared for me” mean?

[Heb 10:5 RSV] (5) Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me; [Heb 10:5 MGNT] (5) διὸ ...
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In Hebrews 1:4 what does it mean that Jesus “inherits” a more excellent name?

[Heb 1:4 DBY] (4) taking a place by so much better than the angels, as he inherits a name more excellent than they. 1:4 τοσούτῳ κρείττων γενόμενος τῶν ἀγγέλων ὅσῳ διαφορώτερον παρ᾽ αὐτοὺς ...
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In Philippians 2:9-11 does YHVH surrender his name to the Messiah?

As far back as Exodus, God told the Jews not to give YHVH's angel/agent a hard time because "my name is in him": [Exo 23:21 KJV] (21) Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will ...
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What is the meaning of Hebrews 13:10?

What is the meaning of Hebrews 13:10? Hebrews 13:10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. Who are the We ? Which is the altar ? Who are those who serve? ...
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In Hebrews 9:28 what does it mean Christ comes “to save”?

[Heb 9:26-28 ESV] (26) for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the ...
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In Hebrew 9:8 what does the author refer to when he speaks of the “outer court”?

Hebrews 9:8 NASB 8 The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the [i]outer tabernacle is still standing, Earlier on the author had made ...
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How should Hebrews 10:13a be translated and understood?

There are several English renderings and they vary a lot. Taken very literally it seems to say "In remainder, ". Some have something along the lines of "From that time forward". NLT has "There he ...
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What does “take away sin/sins” mean in John 1:29 & Hebrews 10:11?

What does takes away the sin mean in John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! and take away sins in ...
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What time period did Hebrews 11:37-38 refer to?

"They were stoned to death, sawed in half, and killed with swords. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins. They were needy, oppressed, and mistreated. The world wasn't worthy of them. They ...

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