Questions tagged [hebrews]

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Hebrews 6:2 and the Greek understanding of "Eternal Judgement"

"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of ...
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Was Jesus obedient unto death, Phil 2:8; or He became obedient because He suffered, Heb 5:8?

Philippians 2:8; KJV; 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Hebrews 5:8,9; KJV; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned ...
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Is Jeremiah 32:40 a direct reference to the New Covenant?

And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭32:40 I ...
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Hebrews 2:9-10; were Sufferings of Jesus for the aim of Perfection or for Substitutional Atonement or for both?

Hebrews 2:9-10; KJV; 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for ...
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Does Hebrews 4:1-10 use Psalm 95 to speak about Jesus and His presence during the Exodus?

Psalm 95 is about worshipping God as creator of all things and as creator of Israel. It ends with the admonishment not to have harden hearts as Israel had during the Exodus. Hebrews 4 uses this Psalm ...
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How should we understand the connection between Ps 2 and Heb 1, ‘becoming heir’?

He said to me, ‘You are My son, today I have fathered you. 8‘Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the nations as your inheritance, and the ends of the earth as your possession. Ps 2:8 But in these ...
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And the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul?

Act 7:58 Why is this mention in the bible? Is it because of the following Luke wanted to introduce Saul here, in some filmy-like plot (not just plainly - he was to be a special figure in the Bible, in ...
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Correct pronoun for Hebrews 1:5-13 He or it

In Hebrews 1:5-13 we see most translations using a masculine pronoun “He” to indicate God the Father is speaking these things “For to which of the angels did He ever say” 1:5 “And when He again ...
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Why does Hebrews 3:1 call Jesus an apostle?

I was reading Hebrews 3 when I saw that the author is calling Jesus the apostle. Hebrews 3:1-2 (ESV): Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and ...
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What is the source of the Jesus saying in Hebrews 10:5-7

Hebrews 10:5–7 (ESV): Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; 6  in burnt offerings and sin ...
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How does "a great high priest" compare with "a royal priesthood"?

"Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession." Hebrews 4:14 ESV. "But you are a chosen race, a ...
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In Hebrews 9:23, Why is the purification of Heavenly things achieved by "sacrifices" (plural) [duplicate]

In Hebrews 9:11-12 we are told that Jesus our High Priest enters the Most Holy Place only once 11But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come, He went through the greater and ...
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At Hebrews 6:13-14 God made a promise to Abraham to greatly multiply his seed, but at Genesis 22:15-17 the angel of the Lord swore the promise, why?

Hebrews 6:13-14, "For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, vs14, saying, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply you.&...
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The Messiah would suffer according to Moses?

“Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things ...
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Hebrews 3:13 What is the meaning of while it is called “Today”?

Hebrews 3 12Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13but [b]exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be ...
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How did Moses see the reproach of Christ, according to Hebrew 11:26?

“considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:26‬ ‭ In order that Moses COULD consider and place in the balance his ...
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What is the "substance" of things hoped for?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1, KJV) ἕστιν δὲ πίστις ἐλπιζομένων ὑπόστασις πραγμάτων ἔλεγχος οὐ βλεπομένων (TR) What is this "...
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What does "in the scroll of the book" mean? Hebrews 10:7

"Then I said, "Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written in the scroll of the book". Hebrews 10:7. All quotes from ESV. Here scroll is kephalidi and book is bibliou. &...
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What does the phrase "Perfect for all time" mean?

Heb 10:14 BSB because by a single offering He has made perfect for all time those who are being sanctified. Does this mean that All sins past and future are already forgiven? Does this mean that ...
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Does the Holy Spirit cleanse the body, according to Heb 10:22?

The verse of interest here is Heb 10:22 (ESV): Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure ...
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What has God not "desired" in Hebrews 10:8?

"When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings"[these are offered under the Law]. Hebrews 10:8. ESV ...
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How to understand 1 Corinthians 13:2 in light of Genesis 15:6 and Hebrews 11:6?

According to 1 Corinthians 13 it seems other gifts combined with faith cannot qualify one to be recognized as pleasing to God outside of love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-2 ESV 13 If I speak in the tongues of ...
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Definitive distinction between Greek Heir κληρονόμον ("klēronómos") in Hebrews 1:2 versus an Ivri Heir יוֹרֵ֥שׁ ("Yoresh") in Genesis 15:3?

Was the Greek term for [Heir] : κληρονόμον ("klēronómos") - always associated with divine inheritance, similar to the Ivri term for [The Heir] : הַיֹּרֵשׁ֙ ("Ha-Yoresh") | [Heir] ...
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Why is Jesus appointed heir? Heb 1:2 [closed]

We read the magnificent introduction to Hebrews. In many parts, and many ways, God of old having spoken to the fathers in the prophets, 2in these last days did speak to us in a Son, whom He appointed ...
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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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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 Hebrews 9:4 claim Aharon's Staff was in the Ark- contradicting [Numbers 17:25 | 1 Kings 8:9 | 2 Chronicles 5:10]?

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 ...
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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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