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Faulty "covenant" or "ministry" in Hebrews 8:7?

The Broader Context Answers "Covenant" Grammatically, the singular feminine ἡ πρώτη ἐκείνη ("that first") could match to either the singular feminine λειτουργία ("ministry) or ...
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Which covenant was confirmed "with the many"for one week? (Daniel 9:27)

Jesus confirmed his covenant, the New Covenant, for one week. In the middle of the week (3 ½ years into his ministry) he was “cut off” thus, putting an end to the sacrifices and offerings of the old ...
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Israelite covenant: everlasting or obsolete?

Olam The word translated as "forever" can be interpreted "long time, period, duration, farthest reaches of time, age". There does not exist a word in Hebrew that unambiguously ...
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What laws, exactly, will God put in Christians' hearts and write in their minds?

At the outset, I would like to flag up two biblical principles that form my starting point for answering this important question. (1) Romans 3:20 - “By the deeds of the law shall no flesh be justified ...
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What is meant by "obsolete" in Hebrews 8:13?

The word, the word obsolete solely means; outdated, out of date. The word is referring to something that has grown old over time. It can mean that something better, newer or more perfected / modern is ...
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I've been assigned to do an exegesis on Gal. 3:15-20 this coming Sunday morning and I would appreciated any help with this passage

Rule Number 1 is to establish the context, and Rule Number 2 is to stick to the passage being expounded (as opposed to skipping all over the Bible with related texts.) The goal of your exposition is ...
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What is meant by "obsolete" in Hebrews 8:13?

Is Moses' Law obsolete? The answer is "yes" Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice and “abolished . . . the Law The apostle Paul explained that Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice and “...
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What is meant by "obsolete" in Hebrews 8:13?

This question is extremely contentious because various people want to support a pre-existing theological position. Let us observe the following facts: 1. The NT quotes the OT laws (from the Torah) ...
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I've been assigned to do an exegesis on Gal. 3:15-20 this coming Sunday morning and I would appreciated any help with this passage

One of the main points being made by Paul here is that the Law is a covenant between God and Israel and was mediated by a man (Moses) whereas the promise to Abraham was made by God and mediated by God ...
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What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 9:7

A literal translation of the Greek text reads: "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart [so let him give] not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." (A.V.) ...
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Is there any basis for thinking there could be a future modern-day application of the prophecy in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

The question is about God's punishment on nations that violate his covenant with Abraham and his descendants. That includes the descendants of Isaac, but nations other than Israel were also ...
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Is "until heaven and earth pass away" from Matthew 5:18 an idiomatic expression?

There is a similar expression which appears a few times in the gospels, as pointed out by Ellicott's Commentary. That expression is, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." ...
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What laws, exactly, will God put in Christians' hearts and write in their minds?

A bit before in Hebrews 8:10 (NASB) we read For this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel After those days, declares the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds, And write ...
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What is meant by "obsolete" in Hebrews 8:13?

Obsolete - from the Greek palaioō/palaios. The first covenant, the covenant the Israelites were ‘under’ before Jesus died had problems. Therefore a new one was implemented (after the ‘old’ one had ...
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At what exact moment did/will the Old Covenant disappear/vanish away? Hebrews 8:13

At what exact moment did/will the Old Covenant disappear/vanish away? Hebrews 8:13 the Law covenant was canceled on the basis of Christ’s death on the cross (figuratively speaking) that is,he set ...
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Hebrews 9 - A 'New Covenant' for Whom?

There is only a single incident in which the word "covenant" is mentioned in the gospels, and that is the institution of a new covenant at last supper: Matt 26.28 (LEB) for this is my blood ...
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What does Paul mean by "ministers of a new covenant" in 2 Corinthians 3:6?

The meaning of this verse is one of the most significant issues today as it applies to various hermeneutical systems. In covenant theology there is no difficulty on their part in associating Paul ...
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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?

No. Understand the time of their age... the time of transition. "And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, `Tell us, when shall these ...
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Is Psalm 56:12 describing a 2-way agreement(or vow) between God and the author of said Psalm?

The vows of the psalmist(s) are all voluntary. There is no 'negotiated' agreement between two parties. The person vowing makes a promise and then fulfills the promise. The other party is not ...
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Who is the root and the tree in Romans 11?

The grafted in olive branches, partaking of the same "root and fatness" (KJV) is a similar analogy to the Temple with the same foundation, whose chief cornerstone is Christ. Speaking to ...
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What laws, exactly, will God put in Christians' hearts and write in their minds?

This answer may not fit comfortably with those with a doctrinal philosophical foundation. Neither will it specify the precise ‘Laws’ that are ‘written’ on your heart, you wanted specifically listed - ...
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What laws, exactly, will God put in Christians' hearts and write in their minds?

This is not an answer to the question as stated, but an interpretation of the NT verse: “I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds” (Heb 10:16).  These words do not ...
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Which Covenant?

Before we can answer what the new covenant is, we should first answer what it is not. Let's first examine the verse you cited: (I Cor. 11:25 NKJV) "In the same manner He also took the cup after ...
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At what exact moment did the old covenant become obsolete? Hebrews 8

When Jesus died. -- From Matthew 27: 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; ...
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At what exact moment did the old covenant become obsolete? Hebrews 8

Hebrews 8:13 is "By speaking of a new covenant, He has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear." (Berean Study Bible) It is important to clarify ...
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What is meant by "obsolete" in Hebrews 8:13?

This is intended to complement Dottard's answer, not to disagree with it. As Jesus said, the Law will not change. God made a covenent with Israel, a physical one based strictly on literal obedience ...
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What is meant by "obsolete" in Hebrews 8:13?

Quite possibly the most important but most neglected aspect of the Mosaic Law is that the vast majority of the human race is not under the Mosaic law, and never was. The Mosaic Law was a covenant ...
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At what exact moment did/will the Old Covenant disappear/vanish away? Hebrews 8:13

With the destruction of the Second Temple, which occurred in AD 70. Hebrews 8:13. "By speaking of a new covenant, He has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon ...
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Does calling the Sabbath a "sign" (אות‎) between God and Israel mean it was given to distinguish Israel from other nations?

The operative word, אוֹת (oth) used in Ex 31:13, Eze 20:12, 20, and correctly translated, "sign" is used of various things such as miracles, etc, see appendix below. However, in all the ...
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