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“Who in the days of his flesh” - Does Hebrews 5:7 imply that Jesus had a fleshless pre-existence (in light of Luke 24:39)?

Hebrews 5:7: 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he ...
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For the final temple, who will The-Prince | הַנָּשִׂ֗יא Ha-Nasi from [Ezekiel 44:3, 46:12] be since [Hebrews 7:27, 8:4] claims it can't be Jesus?

The Prince | הַנָּשִׂ֗יא Ha-Nasi in [Ezekiel 44:3] will be a future High Priest serving in the earthly Temple of HaShem forever. Yechezekel יְחֶזְקֵ֨אל | "Ezekiel" [44:3] " The prince - ...
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When was Timothy in prison?

Hebrews 13:23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you. When was Timothy in prison? Note-this question assumes an affirmative answer to this ...
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Hebrews 12:16,17 seems to incorrectly reference events in Genesis 25:29-34 & 27:35-38

Allow me to be much more succinct, per feedback received. It seems to me that Esau clearly states, at least in his belief, that the birthright and the blessing are two separate and distinct things ...
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Does Jesus sit or stand at the right hand of God? [duplicate]

Psalm 110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Luke 22:69 But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right ...
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Does the Greek verb for tithing indicate repeated action?

In Hebrews 7:6 several versions translate Melchizedek as “receiving tithes” in the plural (KVJ, NKJV, ESV, HCSB, ASV, and YLT) while many other versions have it in the singular “collected a tenth.” (...
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Does Hebrews 1:2 mean that Jesus can't be the Angel of the LORD?

Does Hebrew 1:2 mean that Jesus can’t be the Angel of the LORD? It states that in the old days God spoke to other people "but in these last days he has spoken by His son". So, does that mean ...
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What does “enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus” mean in Hebrews 10:19?

Hebrews 10:19-25 (NASB): 19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the ...
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Does Hebrews 12:17 mean that GRACE has an end?

Hebrews 12 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ¹⁶ Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. ¹⁷ For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited ...
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Where does the quote in Hebrews 3:7-11 come from and why is it attributed to the Holy Spirit?

Hebrews 3:7-11 begins with: Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "..." This seems like a quotation from some other part of the Bible. From Googling, I found that Psalm 95:6-11 has similar ...
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Did the angel forget about Jesus when he claimed that God is the only one to be worshipped in Revelation 22:9?

When John fell down to worship the angel that had just showed him the prophetic visions of Revelation, the angel quickly stopped him in his tracks and corrected him for doing so, as he (the angel) was ...
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Why does blood have to shed for purification and forgiveness of sins? Hebrews 9:22

I'm trying to make sense and reach a deeper understanding of the concept of blood shedding for the atonement of sins. I'm particularly interested in the why aspect of it. Hebrews 9 is an intriguing ...
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What is the significance of the how-much-more arguments?

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! Matthew 12:11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the ...
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Can salvation be lost or not? [duplicate]

Hebrews 10:26-31 seems to suggest that salvation can be lost, as it mentions that someone who was previously sanctified by the blood of the covenant (i.e. saved) may end up receiving punishment (i.e. ...
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Hebrews 5:8 wasn't Jesus fully obedient to the Father?

Hebrews 5:8 KJV; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; Wasn't the Lord, Jesus, fully obedient to the Father? Was suffering necessary to learn obedience? ...
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Israelite covenant: everlasting or obsolete?

1 Chronicles 16:6-7,14-18 (NIV) says that the Israelite covenant is everlasting: 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God. 7 Then ...
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Why does God command all his angels to worship his Son, and what does this tell us about his Son's nature?

My understanding is that God is a jealous God and does not tolerate that anyone else be worshiped (Exodus 20:4-5; Luke 4:8). Yet, Hebrews 1:6 (NIV) says: 6 And again, when God brings his firstborn ...
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Hebrews 2:7 what is the meaning of “Thou madest him a little lower than angels”?

Hebrews 2:7 KJV; Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; Thou crownedst him with glory and honor, And didst set him over the works of thy hands: What is the meaning of "Thou madest him ...
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What laws, exactly, will God put in Christians' hearts and write in their minds?

Hebrews 10:15-16 (NIV) reads: 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in ...
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How far back in time is yesterday in the phrase “yesterday today the same” in Hebrews?

Questions like this: Does John 1:3 identify Jesus Christ as the creator? raise the issue of whether it is accurate to identify the Word as Jesus. Some hold the position "Jesus" is a name ...
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Did God give an oath to Isaac as alluded in Psalms 105:8-10?

PSALMS 105:8-10 niv 8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. 10 He confirmed it to Jacob ...
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Abraham have 2 sons or only one? [duplicate]

The question is clear. Genesis 16:15. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. Genesis 21:1-3. And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord ...
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Isaac and Jesus described with monogenēs

In Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, The "his only begotten son" reminds me of ...
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What does it mean that ''though [Abel] is dead, he still speaks'' in Hebrews 11:4?

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still ...
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What is the “rest” referred to at Hebrews 4:9-11, and how does one “enter into that rest”?

Hebrews 4:9-11 NET Consequently, a Sabbath rest remains for the people of God. 10 For the one who enters God’s[a] rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works. 11 Thus we ...
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What is the “reward” Hebrews 11:6 is talking about?

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. What reward is ...
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How to identify “Most High God” of Hebrews 7:1?

To which deity was the author of Hebrews referring to when he used “Most High God” in Hebrews 7:1? Yes, I am very aware of the claims or speculations of some that the deity of Melchizedek (El Elyon) ...
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What is the meaning of Hebrews 11:39-40?

39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect....
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What is the meaning of “works” in Hebrews 4:10? [duplicate]

Hebrews 4:8-11 (NIV) 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’...
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Who is the “we” in Hebrews 2:3?

NIV Hebrews 2:1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation ...
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Which day is the “another day” mentioned in Hebrews 4:8?

Hebrews 4:1-11 (NIV): Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also have had the good news ...
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Can we conclude that the mandate to keep a literal seventh day Sabbath is obsolete from Exodus 31:12-17, Hebrews 8 and Hebrews 4? [closed]

I will present 3 passages from Scripture and what I understand from each one. 1) Exodus 31:12-17 (NIV) 12 Then the Lord said to Moses, 13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This ...
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Holy Place or Most Holy Place in Hebrews 13:11?

NIV Hebrews 13:11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. Holy Place ἅγια (hagia) Adjective - Accusative ...
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How did Athanasius interpret Hebrews 4:12, and how should we?

Many people in my tradition read Hebrews 4:12 and interpret "logos" as "the Bible." However, I noticed in "On the Incarnation" that Athanasius seems to interpret "...
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What is the meaning of bless the Lord?

English Standard Version Hebrews 7:7 It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. So the higher blesses the lower. English Standard Version Psalm 135:20 O house of Levi, bless ...
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Can a soul exist without its spirit? [closed]

To engage in this question, you need to assume the tripartite nature of man. Arguing against that will be a different question which you are welcome to make by initiating a separate posting. Assuming ...
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Angels are already spirits or can become spirits?

(I must preface this by saying, just because a psalm is poetic, it does not therefore take away from the fact that it is also making a truth statement, and accurate. Jesus quoted psalm 82 about the ...
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Hebrew 11:24 : From where this information was taken (targum ? talmud ? …)?

"By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;" Hebrew 11:24 - KJV From where this information was taken (targum ? talmud ? …) ? Thanks for ...
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Does Hebrews 10:4 contradict Jesus regarding Sacrificial Atonement?

Hebrews 10:4 states: "It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." - This is the thrust of the entire New Covenant. However, in Matthew 26:28, Jesus states: "...
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Is Luke 15 intended as an argument for, against or to qualify the idea of irrecoverable apostasy?

In Hebrews 12, the author argues from the account of Jacob and Esau to warn against apostasy. He suggests that if one sells their inheritance as Esau did, then there is no way to get it back, because ...
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What does the phrase “are of full age… and by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern” mean in Hebrews 5:14?

What does the phrase "are of full age... and by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern" mean in Hebrews 5:14 “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even ...
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Jeremiah 31:34 (cf. Hebrews 8:11): γνῶθι τὸν κύριον and πάντες εἰδήσουσίν με

In Jer. 31:34, it is written, וְלֹא יְלַמְּדוּ עוֹד אִישׁ אֶת רֵעֵהוּ וְאִישׁ אֶת אָחִיו לֵאמֹר דְּעוּ אֶת יְהוָה כִּי כוּלָּם יֵדְעוּ אוֹתִי לְמִקְטַנָּם וְעַד גְּדוֹלָם נְאֻם יְהוָה כִּי אֶסְלַח ...
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What does the clause ἐκ πίστεώς μου add to Habakkuk 2:4 LXX?

The NT leans very heavily on Habakkuk 2:4 and it is clear that it is not looking at the Hebrew, which reads like this: [Rom 1:17 NKJV] (17) For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith ...
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Trying to understand the meaning/purpose when it comes to Psalm 45 use of the word “daughter”

Hebrews 1:5-9 (NASB) 5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again, “I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me”? ........................
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Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3?

Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3? Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest ...
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What are the “two unchangeable things” referred to in Hebrews 6:18

Hebrews 6:17-18 reads as follows in the NASB: [17] In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, [18] so ...
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Hebrews 1:10 and Psalms 102:25 (101:26)

In Hebrews 1:10–12, the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews quotes Psalms 102:25–27 (101:26–28)1 of the Greek Septuagint. Footnotes         1 There is a difference in how the Greek Septuagint of ...
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Hebrew 12:6 scourging or correction?

In Hebrew 12:6 we can read “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” Chastening : G3811 Paideuo can also mean instruct or train (even scourge) a child ...
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Is the article ο in ο θεός at Hebrews 1:9 anaphoric to θεός at Hebrews 1:8? If not, what grammatical reason prevents it?

Is the article ο in ο θεός at Hebrews 1:9 anaphoric to θεός at Hebrews 1:8? If not, what grammatical reason prevents it? Note: Keep in mind and address that Wallace says "Most individualizing ...
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What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23)

What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23) It has been proposed that before the Word became flesh he had the authority of God because he was God....

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