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Who is the Master craftsman?

Who is the master craftsman in Proverbs 8:30? John1:1-14 Refers to the Word being in the beginning, and that everything was made through Him. But the context of Proverbs 8 refers to wisdom as a women. ...
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In Ezekiel 10:4, Why does Ezekiel see a Cloud not a man as the כְּבֽוֹד יְהֹוָה֙ Glory of YHVH - when Hebrews 1:3 definition of God's Glory is Jesus?

If Hebrews 1:3 describes God's Glory as [Jesus] when referencing "ὃς ὢν ἀπαύγασμα τῆς δόξης" (Who being the brightness of His glory). - Then Jesus the Nazarene [was/is/will be] the radiance ...
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Why does the author of Hebrews interchange heart and mind in Hebrews 8 and 10?

In one instance the author of the book of Hebrews says he will write the laws in their hearts and put them in their minds Hebrews 8:10 ESV For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of ...
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In Hebrews 12:24 how is the "sprinkled" blood sprinkled?

"But you have come to...Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel". Hebrews 12:22...24. ESV In Exodus 24:6...8 "...
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Does the use of past tense in Hebrews 2:4 indicate that signs, wonders, miracles and the gifts of the Holy Spirit had ceased?

Hebrews 2:1-4 (ESV): Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every ...
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Is what Christ said to God in Heb 10:5-9 mentioned in one of the 4 gospels or any other place in the NT?

In Heb 10:5-9 (ESV) Christ was recorded as saying the following to God, quoting Ps 40:6-8 (but matches better with Septuagint translation) 5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “...
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Should we understand Deuteronomy 16:20, Ezekiel 18:9 and Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38 to be the same teaching?

[Deuteronomy 16:20 NASB20] (20) "Justice, [and only] justice, you shall pursue, so that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you. [Ezekiel 18:9 NASB20] (9) [if] he ...
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Are Heb.12:6 and 1 Cor. 5:5 essentially describing similar punishments?

In the N/T Letter to the Hebrews, we read: Hebrews 12:6: "5and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, 'MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, ...
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Hebrews 13:3 - intention?

In Hebrews, the writer says this in chapter 13 … HEB 13:3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were ...
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Hebrews 9 - A 'New Covenant' for Who?

HEBREWS 9:15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the ...
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Jesus was tempted, but God cannot be tempted. How, then, do we reconcile James 1:13 and Heb. 4:15?

The Bible clearly explains: James 1:13: "God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone" (emphasis added). God cannot be tempted. Yet the text just as clearly ...
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Is it possible for someone to have lost salvation and then get it back?

Hebrews 6 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the ...
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How do we reconcile Hebrews 12:2 and Revelation 3:21?

So is Jesus sitting on the right hand of the throne of God... or is he sitting on it? 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the ...
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Why did Kohanim in 1 Kings 8:9 discard Ark of the Covenant inventory of Hebrews 9:4?

The NT author of Hebrews 9:4 recounts items in the Ark of the Covenant, while at the desert tabernacle. [Hebrews 9:4] "Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round ...
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What is the meaning and force of ακαταλυτοσ ('endless' life) Hebrews 7:16?

In Hebrews 7, the author has already noted, verse 3, that Melchisedec is mentioned in Genesis with no 'beginning of days' and is αφωμοιωμενον, 'likened to' the Son of God (Psalm 2 and Psalm 110). Thus,...
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Psalm 95:7b-8a is cited 3 times in Hebrews. Why?

New International Version Psalm 95: 7b Today, if only you would hear his voice, 8a “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah Hebrews 3: 7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his ...
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What is the force of τε as used in Hebrews 4:12 [TR]?

... μερισμου ψυχης τε και πνευματος αρμων τε και μυελων και κριτικος ενθυμησεων και εννοιων καρδιας [TR - Beza, Stephanus, Elzevir and Scrivener all identical] ... dividing asunder of soul and spirit,...
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What does "our God is a consuming fire " mean in Hebrews 12:29?

Hebrews 12:29 "for our God is a consuming fire". ESV 1, How does the consuming fire of Hebrews 12:29 compare with the fire that does not consume in Exodus 3:2 "but the bush was not ...
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Can we know what "day" Hebrews 10:25 is referring to?

Often, while reading Hebrews 10, we might miss a very subtle point as we contemplate our duty to worship (forsaking the assembly): Hebrews 10:25: "[Not] forsaking our own assembling together, as ...
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What was the author's intention in 1 Clement 30:5?

I have researched various translations of 1 Clement 30:5 and would be thankful if anyone could expound what is meant by: "Blessed is the offspring of a woman that liveth but a short time. Be not ...
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Power of death vs key of death

Satan has the power of death in Hebrews 2:14,15 Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who ...
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What is the meaning of this 'extra element' to saving? Heb 7:25

Heb 7:25 wherefore also He is able to save to the uttermost those drawing near to God through Him, always living for to intercede for them. BLB Therefore He is also able to save forever those who ...
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When did angels ever deliver the word? (Heb. 2:2)

In the Letter to the Hebrews we read: Hebrews 2:1-3: "For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. 2For if the word spoken ...
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Is wealth no longer a sign of a covenant? [closed]

The Old Covenant, entered into with the physical bloodline children of Israel, makes this remark, as a sign that validated the covenant “You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives ...
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When are men judged? Hebrews 9:27 [closed]

Hebrews 9:27 (ESV): 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, When are men judged? Right after death, or at some common point in the future?
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Does Hebrews 9:28 imply that only those who eagerly await the second coming of Christ will be saved?

Hebrews 9:23-28 (ESV): 23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For ...
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At what exact moment did/will the Old Covenant disappear/vanish away? Hebrews 8:13

Hebrews 8:13: By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear. [NIV] When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first ...
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What is meant by "obsolete" in Hebrews 8:13?

Hebrews 8:13 (ESV): 13 In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. What is meant by obsolete? Related ...
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What is the 'death' Jesus was saved from? Heb 5:7 [duplicate]

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 his reverent submission. ...
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At what exact moment did the old covenant become obsolete? Hebrews 8

Hebrews 8 (ESV): Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister in the holy places, ...
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Does "the city" in Hebrews 11:10 refer to heaven?

In Hebrews 11:8-10, the author refers to Abraham's faith. In the ESV: 8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not ...
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Is Hebrews 6:4-8 saying that Isaiah 27:4-5 does not apply to Christians who fall away or that it does?

[Hebrews 6:4-8 NASB20] (4) For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, (5) and have ...
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Hebrews 6:1 maturity or perfection?

Hebrews 6:1 New International Version Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that ...
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What's the difference between enthymesis (ἐνθύμησις) and ennoia (ἔννοια) as in Heb 4:12?

Both,ἐνθύμησις as well as ἔννοια, can be translated as thought. So, I am wondering what is the semantic difference between the two and in how far do they differ from dialogismos / διαλογισμός OR ...
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How does Hebrews 7:18 say the law was weak and useless?

The author of the book of Hebrews seems to say that the (regulation)law that governed the Priesthood was weak and useless and so had been set aside. Hebrews 7:18 [NIV] 18 The former regulation is set ...
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According to Hebrews 6:13-16 God swears by Himself an oath to Abraham, but at Genesis 22:15-16 why does it say the angel of the Lord swore the oath?

According to "The Jewish Encyclopedia," it describes the "Jewish Law of Agency." The Law of Agency deals with the status of a person (known as the agent) acting by direction of ...
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Is there some reason why God does not give help to angels (Hebrews 2:16)?

The Letter to the Hebrews contains some fascinating features. But it also contains puzzles. One such puzzle may be this one: Hebrews 2:16: "For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He ...
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Did Samuel sleep in the holy of holies at Shiloh?

When God calls Samuel it seems like he sleeping inside the Temple/Tabernacle were the ark of God was 1 Samuel 3:2-3 NASB 2 But it happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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