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“You are my Son, today I have begotten you” - what are the meaning and implications of the word “today” in the context of Hebrews 1:5?

Hebrews 1:5 (ESV): 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”? It's clear that ...
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Based on Hebrews 6:20-7:1, does Jesus like Melchizedek bless the κοπῆς (slaughter) of enemies?

In Hebrews 6:20, we learn Jesus [the Nazarene] is believed to be a priest of אֵ֣ל עֶלְי֔וֹן El Elyon in the order of מַלְכִּי־צֶ֨דֶק֙ Malkitzedeq | “Melchizedek” : “Jesus has entered as a forerunner ...
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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 rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works. 11 Thus we must ...
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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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Singular or plural “possession/s” in Hebrews 10:34?

Hebrews 10:34 New International Version You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting ...
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How should we understand the nature of angels in light of Hebrews 1:14 and 13:2?

Hebrews 1:13-14 (ESV): 13 And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to ...
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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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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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Hebrews 1:8 – should it be ‘god’ or ‘God’?

The word God in Greek is Θεὸς ("theos") – no differentiation ‘g’ or ‘G’ & god is a righteous servant of God, a king, a prophet, or a Messiah etc… Hebrews 1:8 8 But unto the Son he saith, ...
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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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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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Is Hebrews 4:13 a quote from the book of Enoch?

Young's Literal Translation and there is not a created thing not manifest before Him, but all things are naked and open to His eyes -- with whom is our reckoning. Book of Enoch Chapter 1X Thou hast ...
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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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Hebrews 5:7, Did Jesus suffer death or not?

Hebrews 5:7 (DRB): Who in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How is the translation of 'universe' justified for Hebrews 1:2?

Heb 1:2 "but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe." NIV The Gr. 'aiōnas' is often rendered '...
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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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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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In what way was Jesus' prayer heard (Hebrews 5:7)?

Hebrews 5:7 (ESV): During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of ...
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What is Hebrews 1:5-14 saying about Jesus?

Hebrews 1:5-14 should prove that Jesus is superior to angels, citing several Old Testament sources: 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become ...
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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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Why is διὰ παντὸς translated as “continually” in Hebrews 13:15?

I wonder if anyone can clarify why διὰ παντὸς is universally translated as continually here, in all modern translations? I looked up παντὸς in BDAG, but it didn't offer any clues, not sure what I am ...
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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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Who is “The Son” in Hebrews chapter 1: 8 ? Is He God in the strictest sense of the word, or a created being?

The majority of versions render Hebrew 1:8 along the lines of the NASB, where it is written.. But of the Son He says, "Your throne, O God is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the ...
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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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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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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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What does “penetrate even to dividing soul and spirit” mean in Hebrews 4:12?

Do you know what the author of Hebrews, purportedly Paul, meant by "it penetrates even to dividing"? Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,...
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Hebrews 11:20, Did Isaac bless Esau?

Hebrews 11:20 (DRB): By faith also of things to come, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. Did Isaac bless Esau? Is there contradiction between this verse ( Hebrews 11:20) and Genesis 27, Hebrews 12:16,...
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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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In Hebrews 12:2 what is the joy “set before” Jesus?

The author of "To the Hebrews" seems to assert that the messiah had a motivating "carrot" set before him. What does the "joy set before" Jesus refer to? What reward does the author of Hebrews ...
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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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John 17:19, what is the meaning of “I sanctify myself”?

John 17:19, (DRB): And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. John 17:19, Latin Vulgate: et pro eis ego sanctifico me ipsum ut sint et ipsi sanctificati in ...
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What does it mean by “Through” in Hebrews 1:2

Hebrews 1:1-3 (CEB) 1 In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and many ways. 2 In these final days, though, he spoke to us through a Son. God made his Son ...
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What did the author of “To the Hebrews” 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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In Hebrews 9:26 what does the author mean by “συντέλεια τῶν αἰώνων”?

ESV Hebrews 9:26 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 (συντέλεια) of the ages (τῶν αἰώνων) to ...

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